Harry Price died peacefully on Friday, October 16, 2020 at his home in Southampton, the same one where he was born 93 years earlier to George and Winifred (Stagg) Price. He is survived by his wife Beverly; son Robert and daughter-in-law Susan; son David and daughter-in-law Marina; daughter Karen and faithful friend Crumpet; grandson Thomas; granddaughter Madeline; brother Norman; and extended family of four nieces, one nephew, and one cousin. He was preceded in death by his parents; his sister Gwen Halsey; his brother Robert (killed in action during WWII); and his grandson Sam.
Harry was born on October 2, 1927. After attending Southampton schools, Harry joined the Merchant Marine in 1945. When not on ship, he farmed as the Price Brothers on North Main Street. Harry went on to be the Highway Foreman for Southampton Town for 30 years. On the side, he worked in a wide variety of capacities: blacksmith, school bus driver, antique engine repairman, house-watcher, sailor etc.
As his father before him, Harry was deeply committed to service. He was a member of the Southampton Fire Department, Agawam Hose Company for 62 years. He instilled that same sense of duty to his children and grandchildren who between them have over a century of continuous volunteer service to the Southampton Fire Department.
Harry was never happier than when he was with his family on the water: boating, clamming or scalloping in the bay or ice-boating on Mecox. He was one of seven founders of the Bullhead Yacht Club in 1953 and served as Commodore and Treasurer.
A graveside memorial service will be held at 1 p.m. on Saturday, October 31st at the Southampton Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, please consider donations to Southampton Fire Department Benevolent Fund, PO Box 499, Southampton, 11969 or Southampton Village Volunteer Ambulance, PO Box 832, Southampton 11969.
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