MaryEileen Harrison (Lt. Col. U.S. Air Force, retired) of Scituate, 62, passed away after a lengthy battle with cancer Monday, June 24 2013. She had recently returned to Scituate from Limestone, Maine, where she lived for almost 10 years. MaryEileen graduated from Notre Dame Academy in Hingham in 1969 and was a 1973 graduate of St. Anselms College where she earned a Bachelors of Science in Nursing. MaryEileen joined the U.S. Air Force in 1974, where she served with distinction for over 25 years as a commissioned officer and nurse, retiring in 1999 as a lieutenant colonel. Lt. Col. Harrison was a Vietnam War veteran, having served in a number of assignments in the Far East as well as multiple assignments across the U.S. She also completed a tour of duty to Germany in support of Operation Desert Storm. She was the devoted daughter of Joan (ONeill) of Scituate and the late John Harrison; loving fiancee of William Brahmstedt of Scituate; beloved sister of Marty Harrison and his wife Kathy of Knob Noster, Mo., John Jay Harrison and his wife Gayle of Northborough. She is also survived by her adoring nieces, Jennifer, Megan (Ritchie) and her husband Jeremy, Elizabeth, Katherine, Margaret; and nephew, John III; great-nephew, Judah Ritchie; and great-niece, Aspen Ritchie. A memorial Mass of Christian burial was held Friday, June 28, in St. Mary of the Nativity Church, 1 Kent St., Scituate, at 10 a.m. Burial with military honors followed at St. Marys Cemetery, Scituate. Please consider donations in MaryEileens name to
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Published in The Scituate Mariner from June 26 to July 3, 2013