Nancy P. Harris

Nancy Pope Harris, 92, of Riverside, RI, passed away peacefully October7, 2020 at home surrounded by her family.

Born in Providence, RI, on February 29, 1928, she was the daughter of the late William and Florence Allison.

Nancy graduated from East Providence High School and attended Hampton Institute. From her marriage in 1950, she gave birth to four children. After becoming a single mother in the 1960’s, she went to work for New England Telephone as a telephone operator. She was promoted to supervisor then to manager. After retiring in 1990, “Nannie” spent her winters in Florida with her son Gary and partner Al. She enjoyed knitting, reading, being outside on the deck and visits from the grandkids.

Nancy is survived by her daughter Yvonne Hollvey and son-in-law Eugene, sons Henry, Leon and Gary Harris. She was also survived by granddaughters Erica(Raymond) and Julia Harris, great-granddaughter Shaylene Harris, great-great granddaughters Allyson Harris and Mackenzie Bonhomme and great-great grandson Zayden Bonhomme. She also leaves her brother William Allison and sister-in-law Ann Allison, along with many cousins, nieces and nephews. She was the grandmother of the late Matthew Harris.

Thank you Nannie for all that you have done for us in life. You will be missed.

At our mother’s request services will be private.


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19 entries.
Cathy Doran wrote on November 2, 2020 at 5:50 pm:
My deepest sympathies to Nancy's family. I worked with Nancy in the phone company. She was a lovely lady who I will always remember fondly. I shall keep her in my prayers.
Judith (Coates) Wills from East Greenwich, RI wrote on October 17, 2020 at 4:32 pm:
Nancy cared and could be counted on no matter what. She was loyal and devoted to those to who she was close to. Nancy deeply loved her family and dedicated her life to the on-going betterment of their lives. Because she gave so much you gave too. May God’s continuous Blessings shower upon each of you, Family, Friends, and her Associates. And may Nancy be granted eternal peace.
Harris-Hollvey Family from Riverside wrote on October 17, 2020 at 3:16 pm:
Our family wishes to thank you for all the kind words and prayers bestowed upon us during this time. God bless.
Marilyn Gunn Mathews from East Providence wrote on October 15, 2020 at 3:25 pm:
My condolences to Yvonne and family. The loving care and attention you gave your mother will be rewarded. May God continue to comfort you in the days to come.
Donna (Pina) Correia from East Providence wrote on October 14, 2020 at 7:37 pm:
To Yvonne and Harris Family my deepest sympathy to you. Had some good times with your mom at the phone co. Nancy RIP
Anna Looney from East providence wrote on October 14, 2020 at 7:18 am:
Yvonne, So sorry to hear of your Moms passing. Nancy was such a great lady we shared some great times at the phone company, it was always a pleasure working with her.
Sheila M Obrien from Oakland Park wrote on October 12, 2020 at 8:02 pm:
I am so sorry to hear of Nancyś passing. She worked with me in the phone company. She was a lovely lady may she rest in peace.
Charlotte Whiteside from Bristol wrote on October 12, 2020 at 2:36 pm:
My condolences go out to all the Harris family... I feel like I knew Nannie from all the stories that Shaylene shared with me... She was a lovely woman and loved by her close knit family... RIP Nannie... Deepest Sympathy, Charlotte M. Whiteside A friend...
Charlotte Whiteside from Bristol wrote on October 12, 2020 at 2:16 pm:
Lois Massarotti Beauparlant from Rumford wrote on October 12, 2020 at 1:51 pm:
Henry, Yvonne, Leon and Gary - I am so very sorry to hear of your moms passing. We have so many fond memories from our old neighborhood. You are all in my thoughts and prayers
Greg & Linda Simmons from Bristol wrote on October 11, 2020 at 11:55 am:
Henry, Yvonne, Leon and Family Our deepest sympathy and prayers are with you.
Sue Brochu from Pawtucket wrote on October 10, 2020 at 10:34 pm:
Sending sympathy to the Harris Family. Nancy was my manager at the telephone company in the 1980's. She was a wonderful boss and a very special friend. Rest in peace my friend.. Sue
Naomi Jacks Brown from Providence wrote on October 10, 2020 at 9:16 am:
My condolences and prayers to the Harris family.
Robert L. BaileyV from Providence wrote on October 9, 2020 at 5:30 pm:
The Bailey Family extends our heartfelt condolences to your family
McMahon's from Vermont wrote on October 9, 2020 at 2:16 pm:
Yvonne Gene, Erica, and all the family, we wish to express our deepest sympathies for this great loss. Remember to take care of yourselves at this time, healing, resting, loving one another. We love you very much!
Julie Triggs-Robinson from Providence wrote on October 9, 2020 at 8:24 am:
You and yours are in my Prayers. She was such a Sweet person. God Bless you all. Love you much.
Carol Martin from Riverside wrote on October 9, 2020 at 1:49 am:
My deepest sympathy to all of you at this very sad time. Carol(Dr.Cardenas' office)
Gwendolyn Etheridge from North Providence wrote on October 8, 2020 at 5:36 pm:
My thoughts and prayers are with you and the family. you have my sincere condolences.
Phyllis Pacheco from Rumford wrote on October 8, 2020 at 4:36 pm:
Yvonne, please accept my most sincere condolences and may your Momforever rest in peace.