1954 ∼ 2019
David Harrison, 65, of Brewster, MA., formerly of Sylmar, CA., passed away on December 31, 2019. He was born in Springfield, MA., the youngest of five children of the late Leonard and Irene Harrison. As a youngster, Dave attended a school specializing in welding and was expert in micro-welding and other types as well. Later, he founded Chatham Welding in 2001 in Chatham, MA. Competing in stock car racing was his passion for many years, including figure eight races, taking away many prizes and trophiesat Saugus Speedway (CA.) and Seekonk Speedway (RI.). He said it was the best part of his life and regaled everyone with stories of the events for many years. He was charismatic, with an outgoing adventurous spirit and a creative mind, spending many hours speed reading copious books. Fishing, whale watching, playing pool, attending NASCAR races and Red Sox games were activities he enjoyed, along with spending time with family and friends, near and far, exhibiting his own unique sense of humor. He is survived by his wife of 26 years, Andrea (Tgettis) Harrison and their son Richard Lee Harrison, daughter Jennifer Harrison Madrid from his first marriage to Deborah (Stack) Mikos, and daughter Rebecca Cavanaugh. Other survivors include his son-in-law Daniel Madrid, grandson Collin Madrid, sister Carol Harrison Beusee, many nieces, nephews, and numerous cousins. Dave is pre-deceased by his siblings Elaine Harrison Meigs, Leonard Harrison Jr., and Arthur Bingham Harrison. A memorial celebration of his life is planned for spring on Cape Cod. In lieu of flowers, please consider donation to www.gosnold.org.