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Harry R. Alcorn

February 13, 1951 — December 5, 2021

Upton – Mr. Harry R. Alcorn, of Upton, formerly of Waltham, died on Sunday, December 5, 2021 in Salem Hospital following a period of declining health. He was 70.

Harry was born in Lowell on February 13, 1951, a son of the late Malcolm and Jean (Gentile) Alcorn. A Waltham resident for most of his life, he was a graduate of Waltham High School and later joined the Massachusetts Army National Guard. He had worked for E.M. Snow for a time before starting his own company, H.R. Alcorn Vinyl Siding in Waltham.

He was a man of many interests who never let his hands remain idle; he loved classic cars, especially his beloved '73 Camaro, flying planes, and was the ultimate handyman. He taught his children the importance of honest hard work through example and never let a day go by without reminding them the value of a job well done.

He loved spending summer days on the beach, boogie boarding along the shoreline of Hampton Beach and enjoyed splitting wood for the fireplace come wintertime. He was also an avid sports fan; always cheering for his hometown teams, especially his beloved New England Patriots. Harry will also long be remembered for the many years he spent as a coach, supporter and past president of the Warrendale Little League.

In addition to his beloved wife, the late Barbara Hinckley-Alcorn, and his parents, he was predeceased by his step-father who helped to raise him, Andrew Vrotsos, and his sister, Mary Jo Alcorn.

He leaves his children, Andrew H. Alcorn (Sarah) of Upton and Melissa L. 'Missy' Corcoran (Shane), of Lynn; his granddaughter, Mia 'Squishy' Alcorn; his brother, Greg Alcorn of Winchester, and many nieces, nephews, and their families.

Family and friends will honor and remember Harry's life by gathering for calling hours in The Joyce Funeral Home, 245 Main Street (Rte. 20), Waltham on Sunday, December 12th from 2 to 5 p.m. and again at 9:30 a.m. on Monday morning before leaving in procession to Saint Jude Church, 147 Main Street, Waltham where his Funeral Mass will be celebrated at 10:30 a.m. Burial will be private.

In leiu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to the Alzheimer's Association, 309 Waverley Oaks Road, Waltham, Massachusetts 02452.
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Sunday, December 12, 2021

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Monday, December 13, 2021

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