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Sister Elizabeth Harrison, teacher, dietitian July 11, 1933 -- Sept. 8, 2005

Sister Elizabeth A. "Sis" Harrison, a member of the Sisters of Mercy in South Buffalo for 25 years, died Thursday in Erie County Medical Center after a brief illness. She was 72.

A native of Jamestown, she was a graduate of Southwestern Central School and earned an associate's degree at Jamestown Community College, a bachelor's degree at Marywood College in Scranton, Pa., and a master's in social science at Plattsburgh State University.

As a nun, she taught kindergarten through 12th grade. Following her retirement as a teacher, she worked as a dietitian at the Rochester and Gowanda Psychiatric centers for 20 years.

She was a communicant at Immaculate Conception Catholic Church in Cassadaga, where she was active in the Altar and Rosary Society.

She was a member of Ingjald Lodge 65, Independent Order of Vikings, Jamestown, and the Cassadaga Memorial Post 1280, American Legion Auxiliary.

A resident of Cheektowaga, she was a Buffalo Bills fan, and loved sewing, listening to music and playing cribbage.

Survivors include two sisters, Mary Jane Spaulding of Jamestown and Kathleen Sas of Johnson City; and two brothers, John K. of Jamestown and Richard A. of Jackson, Calif.

A Mass of Christian Burial will be offered at 10 a.m. Monday in Immaculate Conception Church, 88 N. Main St., Cassadaga. Burial will be in Lake View Cemetery, Jamestown.


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