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Donna L. (Dort) Harris passed away on October 8, 2017 at Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center in Boston.She was born in Newburyport. on September 8, 1945, daughter of the late Donald and Jean (Ellison) Dort.
She grew up in Newburyport and was raised by her grandmother Dorothy Ellison. She attended Newburyport schools and was a graduate of N.H.S. with the Class of 1963. She had worked as an office clerk at R.E. Kimball of Amesbury and Henschel's of Newburyport. She enjoyed time by the pool with family and friends, crossword puzzles, and was an avid reader. She was a loving wife, mother, grand and great grandmother, sister, and friend and will be sadly missed by all of them.
She is survived by her husband of 53 years, Henry "Tobey" Harris, one son, Todd Harris and wife Kim of Berryville, Va., her grandchildren Katie Paquette and husband Rob, Josh Harris and wife Ruthie, and Micalah and Felicity Harris, her great-grandchildren Robbie, Peter, Ander, Evie, and Ella, and three sisters, Sue Bernier and husband Steve of Essex Junction, Vt., Kathy Donahue and husband Jim of Lexington, S.C., Jan Chinn and husband Randy of Leesburg, Fla., an aunt, Judy Fogle and husband Sam of Newburyport, and nieces and nephews. She was predeceased by her son, Shawn Harris and her stepfather John Howton.
Calling hours at the E.V. Jutras & Sons Funeral Home, 118 Friend St., in Amesbury, will take place this Saturday, October 14, from 10 a.m. to 12 p.m. followed by a service at noon. Burial will follow in the Bartlett Cemetery.
Published on  October 12, 2017
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