William T. Harnett
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Highland - William T. "Bill" Harnett of Highland, 85, passed away on December 26, 2011 at Wingate at Dutchess, Fishkill. Son of the late Thomas and Nellie Lane Harnett, he was born on July 11, 1926 in Woodside, NY. William served in the U.S. Navy during WWII, and again during the Korean conflict. After earning an engineering degree from Manhattan College, and a Juris Doctor from New York University, he married the late Mary Elizabeth Phelan in 1956. His son, David, was born in 1957, then Timothy, in 1962. The family moved to the Town of LaGrange in 1963, where William was active in clubs and local politics. William was an engineer and manager at I.B.M., and retired in 1987. He moved from the Hudson Valley to Knoxville, TN with his loving companion, Patricia Prosser, who survives him in Tennessee. Surviving also are his dear cousins, Joseph and Joan Lane, of Woodside. In addition to his parents, he was predeceased by a brother, Lawrence.
A Memorial Mass will take place Friday, April 20th at 7:00 am at St. Augustine's Roman Catholic Church, Highland, NY. Memorial donations may be sent to the Hudson Valley
. Arrangements are under the Michael Torsone Memorial Funeral Home, Inc., 38 Main Street, Highland, NY 12528. For online condolences, visit our web site at www.torsonememorial.com
Published in the Poughkeepsie Journal on Apr. 18, 2012