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Carol V. Harris

May 26, 1934 ~ October 5, 2020 (age 86)



Olean- Carol V. Harris of Olean, passed away peacefully Monday (October 5, 2020).

Born May 26, 1934 in McKean, PA., she was the daughter of the late, Carl and Mabel Cramer Swanson.  She first married Frank Raine, and later James Harris, both who predeceased her.

Carol was a graduate of Salamanca High School and she also earned her business degree.  Carol was a devoted homemaker to her children and husband. 

Carol’s passion was her lifelong membership with the Fraternal Order of Eagles Auxiliary; volunteering with fundraising charities throughout the community and serving as an officer locally.  She also served as the past Madam of the State President.

She enjoyed knitting, crocheting, doing crossword puzzles, traveling, and going out to eat.

Surviving are four daughters; Kathleen (Tom Wright) Raine of Newfield, Linda (Ronald) Harrier of Gettysburg, PA., Carolyn Raine of Olean, and Virginia Turek of Olean; three step-children; Jane (Jim Caskey) Dickerson of Bradford, Scott Harris of Salamanca, and Honor (David) Fries of Cuba; a special nephew, Wayne Deszcz of Dunkirk; one brother, Richard Swanson of Buena Park, CA., eight grandchildren; several great grandchildren; and one great-great granddaughter.

In addition to her husbands, she was predeceased by one son, Glenn Raine.

Friends will be received at the Guenther Funeral Home, Inc., 1303 E. State Street, Olean on Thursday from 4-7pm.  A graveside service will be held on Friday (October 9, 2020) at 1pm in Chestnut Hill Cemetery, Portville.

A use of mask is required during visitation and services.

Memorials if desired may be made to the Marie Lorenz Dialysis Center, 623 Main Street, Olean.

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October 8, 2020

4:00 PM to 7:00 PM
Guenther Funeral Home, Inc.
1303 East State Street
Olean, NY 14760

Graveside Service
October 9, 2020

1:00 PM
Chestnut Hill Cemetery, Portville

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