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Official Obituary of: Louis A. Harmon 04/12/2018

Louis A. Harmon 04/12/2018

Louis A. Harmon – 84

 

Zephyrhills, FL/Plainville, MA – Louis A. Harmon passed away on April 12, 2018 at the Tampa Veteran’s Hospital after a brief period of failing health.  He was surrounded by the love of his family when he passed.

 

He was the son of the late Lois and Ray Harmon and the youngest brother to the late Ralph, Robert (Bob) and Roger Harmon.  He was born in Boston, MA on November 1, 1933 and spent the summers of his younger years working on a farm on China Lake in Maine.

 

In 1952, after graduating from Jamaica Plain High School, Lou enlisted in the U.S. Air Force and was stationed in Japan during the Korean War.  As a result of his service to our country, he is a United States Air Force Korean War Veteran and also a Disabled American Veterans Life Member.  In 1953, while on leave, he married the love of his life Myrna-Jane Sundell.  They were married for 65 years before her passing on January 11, 2018.  Lou and Myrna were wonderful parents to their six children; Ray, Sandra, Garry, Lori, Mark and Kristen.

 

Never one to be idle, Lou was very active throughout his life.  He ran track and played basketball while in high school and after he married, he square danced and played cards with Myrna and friends.  As his children got older, camping became a favorite family adventure.

 

While working at Northrup Corporation as supervisor of the Final Test Department in the Aerospace Division, he earned a Bachelor of Science degree in Business Administration at night from Johnson & Wales College.

 

At the age of 55, Lou retired and he and Myrna spent their winters in Zephyrhills, Florida where they made many new friends and spent their summers at their home in Plainville, Massachusetts.

 

He was very active in the Fraternal Order of Masons, was a member and held the top office in many of the following organizations:  Bristol Lodge A.F. & A.M. – Past Master & Past Secretary, The Masters Lodge A.F. & A.M., Wellesley Lodge A.F. & A.M., Mount Tom Lodge A.F. & A.M., 17th Lodge of Instruction – Past Master, District Deputy Grand Master of Attleboro 28th Masonic District, Grand Marshal of Grand Lodge of Massachusetts and Senior Grand Warden of Grand Lodge of Massachusetts; Ancient Accepted Scottish Rite Bodies – Valley of Boston:  Boston Lafayette Lodge of Perfection, Giles F. Yates Council, Princes of Jerusalem, Mount Olivet Chapter, Rose Croix, and Massachusetts Consistory, S.P.R.S.; York Rite:  Rabboni Royal Arch Chapter, Attleboro Council R. & S.M.M., Bristol Commandery No. 29 K.T. and St. Bernard Commandery No. 12 K.T. – Guard; Societas Rosicruciana in Civitatibus Forederatis; Shrine – Aleppo Temple, A.A.O.N.M.S. – Adjutant; Grotto:  Nava Grotto M.O.V.P.E.R. – Past Monarch, Taleb Grotto M.O.V.P.E.R. – Trustee, New England Grotto Association – Past President and Supreme Council M.O.V.P.E.R. – Grand Trustee; South Eastern Massachusetts Past Masters Association; Order of Eastern Star – Anglestone Chapter #118 and Demolay – Sir Galahad Chapter – Chaplain.

 

He will be remembered for his kind heart, warm personality and dedicated service to his country and masonry; but more importantly, he will be remembered as a devoted and loving husband, father, and grandfather.

 

Lou is survived by his loving family, Ray (son) and his wife Valerie of Summerset,SD; Sandra (daughter) of North Attleboro, MA; Garry (son) of Port Arthur, TX; Lori (daughter) and her husband Kenneth of Gilford, NH; Mark (son) and his wife Jamie of North Port, FL; Kristen (daughter) and her husband Kevin of Fayetteville, GA; 11 grandchildren:  Tiffany, Cassie, Meredith, Brian, Erika, Brett, Nicole, Samantha, Stephen, Christopher and Robert; 4 great grandchildren: Makennah, Kylie, Henley and Aria.

 

Calling hours will be at Sperry-McHoul Funeral Home, 15 Grove Street, North Attleboro, MA on Tuesday, May 15, 2018 from 5-8 P.M. A Masonic Service will be held at 7 P.M. during calling hours.  The funeral will be at the Plainville Methodist Church on Wednesday, May 16, 2018 at 10 A.M.  In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Shriner’s Hospitals for Children, c/o Donor Relations, 2900 N. Rocky Point Drive, Tampa, FL  33607 in memory of Louis A. Harmon.

 

 

  • Comment (13)
  • Lou one of the greatest men I have ever known. Your honesty and kindness enriched my soul. I still stand in awe of you and still cannot believe that you gave me a car. I will always be grateful to you and Myrna for giving me so much, and making me feel so welcome. I think of you every time I make a gingerbread cake. Love you always, I will meet you and Myrna again love Nancy Harmon -Record 

  •  Although you were only my grandfather for a little while, you left indelible mark on my heart. I will never forget you. I thank you  for giving me a name I could be proud of. For taking me to Jolly Charlie’s  and letting me win at minigolf. I used to cry every time it was time to go back to Maine. I wish 

  • I have fond memories of your parents coming into Table for Two, your Mom was a trip and your Dad very reserved, they were wonderful people and I am very happy that I knew them.
    My condolences to your family

  • Mark, Jamie and Harmon family, Please now that you all our in our thoughts and prayers. Peace and Blessings!! To

  • Myrna & family, I was so sorry to hear about Lou’s passing. My parents were great friends of y’all. Gail Lachance and Dick Smith. Please accept my love and prayers during this sad time
    nagirl77@gmail.com

  • Lou was a fellow worker at Northrop, a brother Mason in Bristol Lodge, a neighbor at Orange Blossom in Zephyrhills, and a great friend. He and Mryna will be greatly missed.

  • Our deepest sympathy to the Harmon family so many memories of Lou from are days with the Rainbow Girls. Our thoughts and prayers to all of you

  • Our Deepest Sympathy to the Harmon Siblings and Grandkids. We have so many wonderful memories of Lou from Rainbows. You are all in our thoughts and Prayers.

  • I have good memories going back to our days on the Plainville UMC finance committee in the 1970″s. Lou and I often ha shared the job of counting the Sunday church collections and attending meetings.. Lou had a good sense of humor and was extremely bright. I have been out of Plainville for many years, but the good memories of having known Lou will be cherished.

  • My childhood memories are filled with many great moments of Uncle Louie and Aunt Mryna . Guyla, Lorraine and I miss them dearly.

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  1. My childhood memories are filled with many great moments of Uncle Louie and Aunt Mryna . Guyla, Lorraine and I miss them dearly.

  2. I have good memories going back to our days on the Plainville UMC finance committee in the 1970″s. Lou and I often ha shared the job of counting the Sunday church collections and attending meetings.. Lou had a good sense of humor and was extremely bright. I have been out of Plainville for many years, but the good memories of having known Lou will be cherished.

  3. Our Deepest Sympathy to the Harmon Siblings and Grandkids. We have so many wonderful memories of Lou from Rainbows. You are all in our thoughts and Prayers.

  4. Our deepest sympathy to the Harmon family so many memories of Lou from are days with the Rainbow Girls. Our thoughts and prayers to all of you

  5. Lou was a fellow worker at Northrop, a brother Mason in Bristol Lodge, a neighbor at Orange Blossom in Zephyrhills, and a great friend. He and Mryna will be greatly missed.

  6. Myrna & family, I was so sorry to hear about Lou’s passing. My parents were great friends of y’all. Gail Lachance and Dick Smith. Please accept my love and prayers during this sad time
    nagirl77@gmail.com

  7. Mark, Jamie and Harmon family, Please now that you all our in our thoughts and prayers. Peace and Blessings!! To

  8. I have fond memories of your parents coming into Table for Two, your Mom was a trip and your Dad very reserved, they were wonderful people and I am very happy that I knew them.
    My condolences to your family

  9.  Although you were only my grandfather for a little while, you left indelible mark on my heart. I will never forget you. I thank you  for giving me a name I could be proud of. For taking me to Jolly Charlie’s  and letting me win at minigolf. I used to cry every time it was time to go back to Maine. I wish 

  10. Lou one of the greatest men I have ever known. Your honesty and kindness enriched my soul. I still stand in awe of you and still cannot believe that you gave me a car. I will always be grateful to you and Myrna for giving me so much, and making me feel so welcome. I think of you every time I make a gingerbread cake. Love you always, I will meet you and Myrna again love Nancy Harmon -Record 

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