Antoinette "Toni" (Parente) Harrison, 97

Dec 4, 2019

Antoinette "Toni" (Parente) Harrison, 97 of Dartmouth died peacefully December 3, 2019 at Hathaway Manor. She was the wife of the late Kenneth P. Harrison.

Born in Natick, RI, daughter of the late Charles and Vincenza (Nardelli) Parente, she lived in Dartmouth most of her life.

Mrs. Harrison was a member of the American Legion Auxiliary and the 40/8 Veterans Organization where she held many offices. She held the office of National President of the 40/8 La Societe de Femme and was proud to have placed the wreath on the grave of the Unknown Soldier at Arlington National Cemetery.

Mrs. Harrison was a strong woman and was a great role model for anyone who knew her. She loved to travel the country with her husband Kenneth, she enjoyed shopping and going out to lunch with her daughter, and going gambling with her son and Debbie. She cherished her time at family gatherings, and had many close friends throughout the years that she kept in touch with.

Survivors include her son, Charles Tanguay of Dartmouth; a daughter, Nancy Charbonneau and her husband Barry of Dartmouth; a step-daughter, Kendra Monteiro of New Bedford; Debbie Gamage of New Bedford, who was like a daughter; 2 brothers, Charles Parente, Jr. and his wife Barbara and Paul Parente and his wife Ann, all of Swansea; a sister, Joan Berrier and her husband Raymond of Fall River; several grandchildren and great-grandchildren; several nieces, nephews and close friends.

She was the sister of the late Josephine Graci.

Her family will receive guests on Friday from 10-11 a.m. at the Saunders-Dwyer Home for Funerals, 495 Park Street, New Bedford, followed by her Funeral Mass at St. Julie Billiart Church at 11:30 a.m. Burial will follow in the Massachusetts National Cemetery, Bourne. For directions and guestbook, please visit