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Thomas C. Harmon

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Thomas C. Harmon, 76, of Franklin, and a former longtime resident of Holliston, died Tuesday, June 14, 2011, at Franklin Skilled Nursing & Rehabilitation Center, following a long illness. He was the husband of Eleanor M. (Thorne) Harmon of Holliston, for 49 years. Born in Newton, Dec. 23, 1934, a son of the late John and Hazel (Sweet) Harmon, he was raised and educated in Newton. Until his retirement several years ago, Mr. Harmon was employed by the MetroWest Daily News in the circulation department for many years. He served in the United States Navy following the Korean conflict. He attained the rank of seaman 3rd class, and was awarded the Good Conduct Medal. He was honorably discharged in May 1958. He was a member of the National Rifle Association, and enjoyed fishing and hunting. Surviving in addition to his wife, is a son, Cameron Harmon of Orleans; two daughters, Caryl Rice and her husband, Richard, of Gilbertville, and Julie Harmon of Holliston; a brother, Dr. Millard Harmon of Delmar, N.Y.; a sister, Mary Horstick of Richmond, Kansas; five grandchildren, Jeremey, Nikki, Richard, Jenna and Sarah; three great-grandchildren, Drew, Riley and Carter. He was also the father of the late Linda Harmon. Relatives and friends are invited to attend his funeral service with military honors Monday, June 27, 2011, at 2:30 p.m., at Massachusetts National Cemetery in Bourne. Interment will follow. There are no public calling hours. Funeral arrangements are under the care and direction of the Charles F. Oteri & Son Franklin Funeral Home, 33 Cottage St., Franklin.

Published in The Country Gazette from June 21 to June 28, 2011
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