Obituary: Lily P. Harrison

Lily P. Harrison, at 84
Lily Patricia (“Pat”) Harrison, of Hull, died peacefully on April 6. She was 84.
Born in England to Sarah Annie (Ardley) Osmond and Albert Thomas Osmond, she was the oldest of their three children. Growing up on the southern coast of England during World War II, her family frequently moved to safer locations, which resulted in Pat attending numerous schools, many of which no longer exist. She attended St. Nicholas College in Chislehurst, England, graduating with a legal secretary certificate, and began working at the firm of Slaughter & May in London. 
On July 2, 1955, she married her dancing partner and love of her life, Norman Bodiam Harrison, whose love of travel brought her to settle in Bridgewater, Mass., in 1964; they lived there for more than 30 years and raised their two children, Christopher Norman and Caroline Jane. 
After Mrs. Harrison retired as a legal secretary from the law firm of Ropes & Gray in Boston, she and Norman returned home to East Peckham in Kent, England, where they enjoyed the company of friends and family. 
After the passing of her beloved Norman in 2007, Mrs. Harrison moved back to the United States at the age of 80, motivated by her desire to spend time with her one and only grandchild, Campbell Paige, of Hingham, and her four-legged grandchildren, Zach and Zoe. She settled into a seaside condo in Hull, where she enjoyed the sounds of waves and breathtaking sunsets during the past three years. 
Mrs. Harrison is survived by her son, Christopher, daughter-in-law, Carolyn, and granddaughter, Campbell, all of Hingham, and many extended family members who live in England. 
Services have been held. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to The Salvation Army or the Massachusetts Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals. See for online condolences.