Appreciation: Lisa Harrison Brought Much Joy and Happiness to Others

Lisa Harrison, a member of a well-known Chelsea family and a popular Chelsea High School student in the Class of 1981, died Nov. 4, 2021. She was 58 years old.

Her brother and high school classmate, Brucie Harrison, the legendary CYBL coach, said his beloved sister was living locally at the time of her unexpected passing that was a result of pulmonary cardiac arrest.

The daughter of the late Ernest Harrison and Loris Harrison, Ms. Harrison attended the Williams School and Chelsea High School. She was known for her vibrant personality and warmth toward others. She had many friends in the class who maintained their close relationship with her following graduation.

According to Brucie, at one point in the late 1980s, his sister decided to move to San Francisco. “She liked to travel, but her heart was always in Chelsea, and she returned to this area after a short period of time,” said Brucie.

Ms. Harrison worked as a project assistant at E.M. Duggan Construction Company.

“My sister was just a beautiful person, full of life, and a terrific aunt to my children,” said Brucie. “She had a great personality and people gravitated toward her and enjoyed being in her company. Her 58th birthday was Oct. 30 and my daughter called her to wish her happy birthday and tell her what a great aunt she is, and she thanked my daughter for the call. And then on Nov. 4, my sister was gone. We miss her so much.”

In addition to her brother, Brucie Harrison, and his wife, Deborah Harrison of Chelsea, Ms. Harrison also leaves brothers Keith Harrison of Lynn, David Harrison and his wife, Mayumi Harrison of Brookline, sisters Gayle Harrison of Lynn and her boyfriend, Ramon Sosa of Chelsea, and Laurie Begin and her husband, James Begin of Hallowell, Maine, and several nephews and nieces.

Brucie Harrison said the family is planning a celebration of Lisa Harrison’s life for early 2022.

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