She was born in Wellsville on July 18, 1925 to the late Gertrude Burr O'connor and John H. O'connor. On june 16, 1948 Elizabeth married Daniel Christiana Harris in Wellsville where they chose to raise their family becoming integral members of the community.
Elizabeth is survived by her four children Daniel (Ann) c. Harris Jr., Kevin (Jeanne) O'connor Harris, Patty Ann (John) Kuzma and Mary Lois [Dan) Denner, eleven grandchildren, five great grandchildren, many nieces and nephews and a very close extended family including Joe and Florence Ann Felsen and family, Kitty Cretekos and family and many more too numerous to mention.
She was predeceased by her husband, brother John O'Connor and his wife Lois and nephew Michael O'Connor.
After graduating from immaculate conception school, Wellsville High School and Alfred University Elizabeth was active in Beta Sigma Phi in which she stayed involved until recently. She also taught English in the Wellsville school system and is still fondly remembered by former students.
Liz shared a lifelong passion for golf with her family and friends, playing daily for many summers and for bridge which she played several days a week with her friends.
She was a very active communicant in Immaculate Conception parish volunteering im many different capacities throughout her life.
Most of all, Elizabeth enjoyed all things involving her family. She was a very recognizable figure at any sporting event, and there were many, involving her children and grandchildren.
While using her porch as a bus stop the children of the neighborhood enjoyed her protection and the treats she provided daily.
Her home was always the hub of activity for her family and friends but her specialty was holidays made especially memorable by her extensive preparation and enthusiastic participation.
Elizabeth will be very sadly missed but very joyously remembered.
Friends are invited to call on sunday, august 19, 2012 from 4:00 to 8:00 pm at the J. W. Embser Sons Funeral Home Inc. In Wellsville. A mass of Christian burial will be celebrated on Monday at 11:00 am at the Immaculate Conception Church in Wellsville with Rev. Thomas Roman as celebrant. Burial will be in Sacred Heart Cemetery.
Memorials donated in her name to Hart Comfort House or Jones Memorial Hospital, both in Wellsville, will be greatly appreciated in lieu of flowers. To leave online condolences, please visit www.Embserfuneralhome.Com.