BATAVIA - Marian L. (Hart) Harrison, 87, of Batavia, passed away on Tuesday, November 5, 2019, after a period of failing health during an extended stay at Premier Genesee Center for Nursing and Rehabilitation.
She was born March 27, 1932, in Sweden, to Alice and Chester Hart, the ninth of eleven children.
Survivors include her husband of 68 years, Maurice, of Batavia; children, Vicki Currier and significant other Jay Fisher of Batavia and Marvin (Louise) Harrison of Newbury, Vermont; one grandchild, Reed (Annie) Harrison of Portland Oregon; two great-grandchildren, Maggie & Chase. She is survived by one sibling, Martha Krisher of Jacksonville Florida along with many nieces and nephews.
Marian is predeceased by her brothers; Ray, Dean, George, Glenn and Chester Hart as well as her sisters; Jennie Parker, Elizabeth Lamb, Dorothy Austin and Ruth Volk and her son-in-law, Robert "Bud" Currier.
She was a longtime member and tireless worker for the Emmanuel Baptist Church and of the Town of Batavia Fire Department Auxiliary and the local Home Bureau and spent countless hours in community service with them. When the children were young, she was the "ding-dong, Avon calling" home representative, followed by a long stint driving school bus at Elba Central. She then worked for several years as the bookkeeper at the Batavia NAPA store before retiring.
She and Morie wintered in Lakeland, Florida for over 20 years of retirement before their health dictated staying the friendly confines of Batavia for its balmy winters. Square-dancing, camping, playing cards and board games and following the Yankees were all fun pastimes for Marian.
There will be no prior visiting hours. A celebration of life will be held on Saturday, November 16th at 11 a.m. at the Emmanuel Baptist Church, 190 Oak Street, Batavia. A reception will follow in the church hall after services. Private burial will be held in Grand View Cemetery at a later date. In lieu of flowers, contributions in Marian's memory may be made to Crossroads House, P.O. Box 403, Batavia, New York 14021.