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Lisa Harris

October 15, 1964 - December 13, 2022


WELLSVILLE – Lisa Harris, 58, passed away in Wellsville on Tuesday (December 13, 2022).

Lisa was born on October 15, 1964 in Manhattan. She graduated from Fiorello H. LaGuardia High School of Music & Art and Performing Arts in Manhattan in 1982. Early in life, Lisa was a telephone operator, enjoying her work on private celebrity phone lines. She also worked in hotel management at Marriott in the hospitality industry. She concluded her career by working in medical records at Booth Memorial Hospital in Queens. On November 29, 2013, Lisa married the love of her life, John H. Howe, who preceded her in death on March 31, 2019.

Lisa is survived by her sister-in-law, Louise Howe of Middle Village.

Along with her husband of nine years, Lisa was preceded in death by her adoptive parents, Walter and Thelma Harris.

Lisa was a devoted wife, who selflessly cared for John throughout his illnesses.

Lisa had a deep love for the Lord and was part of prayer teams at her church. Alongside her husband, she attended Narcotics Anonymous meetings to help others who struggled, wanting to lift up those who needed it most.

In 2001, Lisa worked at the Marriott Hotel located at Ground Zero in Manhattan. On September 11, an unusual incident at home caused her to have to call off work that day sparing her from that traumatic event. Lisa viewed this as an act of love from God to her.

She had the gift of encouragement and never missed an opportunity to inspire someone. Lisa had a heart for volunteering, even when she was a resident in the nursing home undergoing rehab. If there was any chance to cheer up another patient, she took it.

Lisa had a creative side, making jewelry that was frequently gifted to others. She found joy in painting even though she was seldom satisfied with the end result.

Visitation will be held on Monday (December 19) from 12-1 p.m. at Baker-Swan Funeral Home in Wellsville/Scio. The memorial service will be held at 1:00 p.m. at the funeral home immediately following visitation with Rev. Marc Chamberlain of Genesis Bible Church officiating. Burial will take place at Alfred Rural Cemetery.

Memorial contributions in Lisa’s name may be made to Narcotics Anonymous, PO Box 9999 Van Nuys, CA 91409. © 2022 Baker-Swan Funeral Home.

Monday, December 19, 2022
12:00 – 1:00 p.m.
Baker-Swan Funeral Home, Wellsville

Memorial Service:
Monday, December 19, 2022
1:00 p.m.
Baker-Swan Funeral Home, Wellsville

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  1. I only knew Lisa for a short time,but she was such a kind caring person. Even when you were feeling down just seeing her and hearing her laugh made you smile. I am going to miss her. We had so much planned when my mom got better. Thoughts and prayers to her family

  2. I met Lisa at vhurch. She was such a wonderful, cheerful person. It was impossible not to live her. She will be missed but praise God, she is home with her savior and completely healed.

  3. I met Lisa during the fall of 2021 while we were both at Wellsville Manor for physical rehab. Her great laugh and enthusiasm emanating from the bingo room enticed me to venture out of my room and my sadness and join the fun. We eventually became exercise buddies and grew to be good friends as we encouraged each other to regain strength and mobility. Finally in January when both our roommates Were diagnosed with Covid, we became roommates. I have never known anyone with such a kind soul, and such a caring, compassionate nature who could find and share joy in the each moment, no matter how dark the day. She gave of herself to everyone she met and everyone loved her so much. She brought so much laughter and inspiration to me during the weeks of Covid quarantine, when we were confined to our rooms, and while I waited for test results needed to get finally discharged in February. We continued our friendship after our discharges in the following months and talked almost daily, meeting and sharing food and laughter and always stories, (Lisa had the best!) with anticipation of years of friendship to come. Sadly that was not to be, and the world lost a beautiful light when she passed recently. She will be missed forever and I will always remember her as the true embodiment of the song “This little light of mine, I’m going to let it shine…”
    Peace and joy, Lisa

  4. I met Lisa in December 2021while I was at Wells ville Manor .She was always caring for others and She may you feel better after you where with her. She was friend with me at the manor and after we left there .She will be Miss very much. But she with her Savior. I remember her sing songs .


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