Saturday, April 29, 2006

Peter Harris Memorial Service

Memorial Service for Peter H. E. Harris

Peter Harris Memorial Service: A memorial service was celebrated Saturday, April 29, 2006 in memory of Peter H. E. Harris, former senior warden, and forever a member of St. Paul's parish family.

Before the service, a delegation of local Masons honored Peter's memory with a Masonic Memorial Service of readings and responses.

The Holy Eucharist was celebrated by The Reverend Hebert W. Bolles, assisted on the altar by The Reverend Deacon Ann D. Pelletier, Linda Remington and Scott Sherman. Marilyn Hambly and Sara Oliveira provided the music along with a small but beautiful choir of friends/performing hymns chosen by Peter.

After the service all adjourned to the recently restored Lady Garden for a dedication of that place where Peter had worked faithfully and well for so many years. Many were wiping their tears as Peter's wife Peggy unveiled the new stone and read the following inscription:

THE LADY GARDEN IS DEDICATED
IN LOVING MEMORY
1931 OF PETER H E HARRIS 2006
WHO DILIGENTLY SERVED AS
SENIOR WARDEN, CHURCHYARD DIRECTOR
AND CHOIR MEMBER

Afterward, all walked to the parish house for a feast prepared by Shirley and Tom Sylvia and family. It provided an opportunity for family and friends of Peter to meet and share their memories. It was a beautiful ceremony and a spectacular day. Peter would have smiled.