Mae E. Harrison

Mae E. Harrison – 90 – of 1946 County Rd., 16, Beaver Dams, NY (Town of Orange) died Saturday afternoon (March 2, 2019) following a long illness.

Born in Bronx, NY on April 15, 1928, she was the daughter of Sven & Lyylli (Lehonen) Mikkonen.

At the age of 16, Mae moved to Freeport, Long Island and began working as a telephone operator for New York Bell Telephone Company.  When she was 21, she moved to Whiting, NJ and was employed for about four years as an operator for New Jersey Bell Telephone Company.

On April 1, 1950 she married Meredith W. “Mert” Harrison and began raising her family.  For many years they resided in Howell, NJ where Mae continued to work for New Jersey Bell.  She retired in 1984 as a “residential representative.”

While living in New Jersey, Mae was an active member of First Assembly of God Church in Freehold, NJ, serving as a Sunday School Teacher, a member of the Church Choir and a member of the Church Women’s Group.  Moving to Beaver Dams in 2010, Mae was a member of the Anchor Church in Watkins Glen, NY.

An avid reader, May loved reading the Bible along with other books & magazines.  She also enjoyed sewing, crocheting & knitting.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Meredith W. Harrison who died May 23, 2018.

Surviving are 2 daughters, Lilyan Harrison Baker of Phoenix, AZ and Cynthia (James) Mancil of Beaver Dams, NY; 8 grandchildren, Paul Mancil, Matthew (Rebecca) Mancil, Melissa (Joseph) Clark, Meredith Baker, Melody Baker, Kaylee Baker, Jamie Baker and Waylon Baker; 8 great-grandchildren; several nieces & nephews.

At Mae’s request there will be no calling hours.  Private services will be held at the convenience of the family.

Funeral arrangements are in care of the Dagon Funeral Home, 38 Church St., Hornell, NY. 

Mae’s family request that in lieu of flowers, memorial contributions in her name be made to the the Anchor Church, PO Box 336, Watkins Glen, NY 14891 or to the Humane Society of Schuyler County, PO Box 427, Montour Falls, NY 14865

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