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Julia Harris, 89

by | Jan 14, 2023 | Obituaries

Julia Harris

Julia Harris

Julia Harris, 89, of Hopkinton passed away peacefully at home on Jan. 11. She was the daughter of Max L. Huber and Minnie (Johnson) Huber. She leaves her devoted husband of 68 years and caretaker, Donald.

Julia is survived by sons D. Michael and wife Barbara of Upton, and Carl and wife Barbara of Ellenton, Florida, and daughter Debra and husband Jonathon Peaslee of North Sandwich, New Hampshire. She also leaves six beloved grandchildren, Hannah Hayes, Amanda Peaslee, Nichole Perreault, and Jennifer, Michael and Kevin Harris; four great grandchildren, Lincoln and Colt Hayes, and Leah and Julia Perreault; many beloved nieces and nephews; and two sisters in laws, Rita Huber and Marjorie Butcher.

Julia was predeceased by granddaughter Heather Siebert, grandson Carl (CJ) Harris and three brothers, Robert, William and Donald Huber.

Julia was a graduate of Northfield School for Girls and the Springfield Hospital School of Nursing. She was an emergency room nurse for many years. She retired from the Hopkinton Board of Health after 35 years.

The family wishes to thank the nurses and aides from the PNPS Home Service who cared for her for 5-plus years. Special thanks to Emily, Michelle, Rekia, Emelia and Colleen.

Family and friends are invited to attend calling hours on Friday, Jan. 20, from 9-10:45 a.m., followed by a funeral service at 11 a.m. at the Matarese Funeral Home, 325 Main Street, Ashland.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Hopkinton Fire Department, 73 Main Street, Hopkinton, MA 01748. Please include Julia Harris in the memo line/Ambulance Fund. Or please consider giving to the Siebert-Harris Patient Support Fund at Boston Children’s Hospital, in memory of Julia Harris. Contributions can be made at bostonchildrens.org/giveinmemory.  Or mail checks, payable to Boston Children’s Hospital, to Boston Children’s Hospital Trust, 401 Park Drive Suite 602, Boston, MA 02215-5301. Please include Julia Harris in the memo line.

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