Calvin Harris, age 70, adoring husband and loving father of two passed away at Backus Hospital in the evening hours of January 8th, 2022 surrounded by his family and friends.
He was born in 1951 in Willimantic Connecticut and was known for his unmatched sense of humor accompanied with his infectious laugher and genuine smile. He was a 1969 graduate of Windham Regional technical school specializing in the automotive department. He actively participated in Drum and Bugle Corps in Willimantic and New London from 1967 to 1972.
In 1988, he married the love of his life, Roselyn Harris under a cloudless sky on Valentines Day. He was employed at Norwich Hospital in the nursing department until his retirement due to disability. Although Calvin faced many physical challenges including 4 kidney transplants, it never stopped his warrior spirit from beating improbable odds while still remaining a kind, humble, and sincere man who was an inspiration to many.
Calvin was an active Elder of the Norwich Seventh Day Adventist Church and he loved to sing and preach. He was an avid bowler, loved to roller skate, and enjoyed playing video games with his children. He had an unquenchable thirst for knowledge and could often be found buried in a book or spending time outdoors in nature.
He is preceded in death by his father and mother Stanley Harris Sr & Hannah Marshall Harris, and his brothers Stanley Harris Jr & Michael McAlister. He is survived by his sisters Marion Hatcher and Reatha Jenkins, his wife Roselyn and his two children Matthew and Sarah Harris as well as a host of loving family members and friends. He will live in our hearts and memories forever.
A calling hour will be from 10 to 11 AM Thursday January 13, 2022 at the Cummings-Gagne Funeral Home 82 Cliff St Norwich, CT with a service to follow at 11 AM at the funeral home.
Burial will be at the convenience of the family at a later date, please visit www.cummings-gagnefh.com to leave condolences or share a memory.