Foxborough Obituary: Harry T. Mitchell Jr.
The following obituary was provided by Legacy.com.
Harry Tracy Mitchell Jr., age 89 of Millis, died Thursday morning, July 12, 2012 after a brief illness surrounded by his family at the Thomas Upham House in Medfield.
Born in Boston he was the son of the late Harry Tracy Mitchell Sr. and Iola Edith (Hatch) Mitchell. He was educated in the Boston Public School system graduating with the class of 1941 from Hyde Park High School. He then Joined the U.S. Army as so many of the youth did at that time and had served in the African Campaign and later to Italy where he earned the European-African-Middle Eastern Medal and the Bronze Battle Star.
Formerly of Medfield and Foxborough, he was a life member of the Beckwith Post 110, American Legion in Medfield, Norwood Post #90, Disabled American Veterans, the former Cpl Stephen Hinkley Post 6644, Veterans of Foreign Wars, Medfield, Past President of the Medfield Lions Club and Past Deputy District Governor of District 33K. He is also a member of the Society in Dedham for Apprehending Horse Thieves, a former member of the Sons of the American Revolution and Norfolk County Sherriff's Association, Past President of Foxborough Toastmasters, former Insurance and Real estate Broker, former Director of the Lions Hearing Ear Dog Program and for seven years was the Director of the Medfield Council on Ageing.
Husband of the Late Dorothy (Crook) Mitchell and the late Mary E. "Meg" (Holt) Mitchell, he is survived by 7 children, H. Tracy Mitchell III and his wife Emmy of Medfield, Pauline J. Skoczen-Gross and her husband Eriks of Peoria, AZ, Winifred E. McCasland and her husband Keith of Lake Forest, CA, Whitney E. Mitchell and his wife Karen of Foxborough, Douglas C. Mitchell and his wife Judy of Arlington, WA, Laurie A. Martin and her husband Bim of Millis and Charlotte D.Campbell and her husband Joel of Phoenix, AZ. Brother of Robert W. Mitchell and his wife Joyce of Homosassa, FL, Edward C. Mitchell and his wife Marjorie of Rumney, N.H. and the late Marjorie Mitchell.
He is also survived by 23 grandchildren and 27 great grandchildren.