William Harris


2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Tuesday, July 23, 2019
Norman Dean Home for Services, Inc.
16 Righter Avenue
Denville, New Jersey, United States

Obituary of William G. Harris


William G. Harris, of Denville, passed away peacefully with his loving family by his side on Thursday, July 18, 2019 at University Hospital in Newark.


Born in Cambridge, Massachusetts to the late William Harris and Doris Gates, he was the apple of their eye as their only son. Bill married the love of his life, Rita Hart in 1967. Together they raised their children in Atkinson, NH. There they enjoyed many outdoor activities; horseback riding, snowmobiling, camping, boating, fishing, and water skiing to name a few. In 1977 they all relocated to the Indian Lake Section of Denville. Bill made sure continue to visit New England many times with his family for amazing vacations. He retired from Tekkote Corporation in Leonia in 2006 as the Maintenance Manager. Bill was a very talented mechanic; he could fix and restore anything. When it came to automobiles, he knew all of the ins and outs. He also loved working on racing cars and watching them in action. An avid hockey fan, his teams were Boston Bruins and New Jersey Devils. Bill was an incredible husband and father. He always went above and beyond making sure his big family was well taken care of. He taught us independence and not a day went by without us knowing that he deeply loved us. We will remember him always.


Predeceased by his beloved wife Rita, he leaves only joyful memories to his loving children, Dale Clement and her husband Kevin, David Hart and his wife Charlotte, Darlene Eulie and her husband Stephen, Dan Hart and his wife Karen, Donna Porzilli and her husband Richard, Billy Harris, and Patty Bowe and her husband Tony; his cherished grandchildren, Danielle & Arturo, Kelly & Joe, Teresa, Stephanie & John, Timothy, Brian & Daniella, Christian, Sarah, AiAi, Abigail, Nora, Nicholas & Caitlyn, Matthew, Rachel, William, Jacksen, and Rylie; and his adored great-grandchildren, Amelia, Oliver, Rowen, Lily, Violet, Lucas, Holden, Harper, and Gabriella.

Public Visitation will be held Tuesday, July 23rd from 2 – 4 & 7 – 9 pm at Norman Dean Home for Services, 16 Righter Ave., Denville. Funeral Service will take place on Wednesday, July 24th at 10:30 am at Norman Dean Home for Services. Memorial Donations are being accepted by way of www.inmemof.org to the Alzheimer’s Association. Please leave a condolence and special memory for his family.   



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