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Mr.Thomas Harris, Jr., 67 of Birchfield Drive, went to be with the Lord Wednesday, June 15, 2016 at Saint Mary's Hospital surrounded by his loving family.

Mr. Harris was born May 2, 1949 in Lynch, Kentucky a son of the late Thomas Harris Sr. and Elizabeth (Stovall) Griffin.

Thomas spent most of his youth in Kentucky graduating from Lynch High School, class of 1968. Later in life Thomas relocated to Waterbury where he resided until his passing. In his earlier years he had been employed by Coca Cola and by the State of Connecticut where worked as a Residential Counselor at Fairfield Hills for over 25 years until retirement in 2003. Thomas had an infectious smile and was full of life. He was an all-around athlete excelling in tennis, basketball, football and after retirement he began playing golf. Thomas loved traveling and cooking on the grille. In addition to his other hobbies, Thomas was an avid sports fan who loved the Yankees, the Boston Celtics and his all-time favorite, the University of Kentucky. Not only did he enjoy sports, he enjoyed watching old western movies, black and white movies, playing the Game of Thrones while on the phone with his good friend Nick and his old friend Columbo. Tommy as he was known, loved telling bad jokes and lecturing his nieces and nephews every chance he had. He loved spending time with all the kids. Even when Thomas became ill he still managed to keep a smile on his face. He was the epitome of a fighter to the end. He will be missed by all who knew and loved him.

Besides his devoted wife Sharon of eight years and companion for over thirty years, he leaves one brother; Roosevelt "Bud" (Elaine) Griffin of Youngstown, OH, one sister Barbara (David) Jackson of Waterbury, several nieces, nephews, cousins, extended family and friends. He was predeceased by three brothers, Artis Griffin Jr., Quincy Griffin, Charlie "Larry" Griffin and one sister Valerie (Harris) Snardon.