Abby Jane Lessler Harris

Providence, Providence County, Rhode Island, USA
Death 22 Feb 2017
Burial Albuquerque, Bernalillo County, New Mexico, USA
Memorial ID 176676312 · View Source
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Abby Jane (Lessler) Harris, age 81, passed away after a long illness on February 22, 2017.
Abby was born and raised in Providence, RI.
Abby met the love of her life, Lew Harris at Boston University and they were married in 1955. By 1962, they had settled in Albuquerque and had three young boys.
A fiercely independent and strong woman, Abby was a wonderful mother, wife, grandmother and homemaker. Abby had various creative talents including painting, sewing, cooking, quilting and knitting – and she was an accomplished, self-taught pianist. Later in life, after successfully raising her children, she became a community advocate, specifically as a leader in the Mossman Neighborhood Association.
Abby was predeceased by her husband of 51 years, Lewis Harris, by her parents, Simon and Ruth Lessler and by a sister, Carolyn Lessler.
Abby is survived by her sisters, Arlene “Cissy” Levine (Phil) and Carol Sokolov (Uri of blessed memory) and by her sons, Dave Harris (Lisa) of Memphis, Josh Harris (Denise) of Albuquerque and Michael Harris (Ally) of Portland, Oregon. Abby is also survived by eight grandchildren, two great-grandchildren and many nieces, nephews, and other relatives.
Funeral Services will be held at Congregation B’Nai Israel, 4401 Indian School Rd. NE on Sunday, February 26, 2017 at 1:00 p.m., followed by Burial at Fairview Memorial Park. Abby requested that, in lieu of flowers, any donations in her memory be made to Crohn’s & Colitis Foundation of American ( or Congregation B’Nai Israel of Albuquerque (

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