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“Melissa was one of Stephanie's dearest friends. I met her several times and was amazed by her ambition and work ethic.Despite her illness,she...Read More »
1 of 13 | Posted by: Judy Shemnitz - South Easton, MA

“I shared some great memories and laughs with Missy at Umass Amherst. She was always so full of life and energy. I am so shocked and saddened to...Read More »
2 of 13 | Posted by: Anna Rogozin - Needham, MA

“My heartfelt condolences for your loss. Although I did not have the privilege of knowing Melissa personally I did feel as though I had met her...Read More »
3 of 13 | Posted by: Barbara Peterson - South Easton, MA

“Missy will surely be missed by many. last time I saw her beautiful smile was in Boston, MA at Nicole Lohr swearing in at Faneuil Hall. Missy was...Read More »
4 of 13 | Posted by: Barbara Lohr - Millville, DE

“My thoughts and prayers are with All that loved Melissa. ”
5 of 13 | Posted by: Heidi West - Westport, MA

“So sorry to hear the news. Our prayers are with Melissa and family. ”
6 of 13 | Posted by: Dan and Amy Ryan - FL - Friend

“We and the RECCO family are so sad to learn of Melissa's passing. Our thoughts and prayers are with you and your family. ”
7 of 13 | Posted by: Peter & Lori Comeau - Woburn, MA

“I am thinking about you and sending love during this difficult time. You all are in my prayers. ”
8 of 13 | Posted by: Katie Morris - MA - Family

“My thoughts and pray are with you all. ”
9 of 13 | Posted by: Marlene Wallace - Uxbridge, MA

“so sorry for your loss paul my prayers to you and your family ”
10 of 13 | Posted by: william hoover - waynesboro, PA

“Dear Pastor Grant, Nancy and family,Please accept our deepest sympathies in the loss of your beautiful granddaughter, Melissa. She seemed to love...Read More »
11 of 13 | Posted by: George and Kathy Neat - MA

“Our prayers and love go out to you all. Melissa was such a strong and beautiful woman. We will miss her. ”
12 of 13 | Posted by: Bob and Karen Green - Hopkinton, MA

“So sorry for your loss, prayers for all in the family. Love from cousin Debbie White-Jewell. ”
13 of 13 | Posted by: Debbie White-Jewell - Norton, MA

TAUNTON----Melissa K. (Ivanoski) Harrison, 34, passed away suddenly on December 20, 2016 at the Castle Hospital in Kailua, Hawaii after a courageous life long battle with a chronic pancreatic disorder.

Melissa was born and raised in Easton Massachusetts. She resided in Taunton Massachusetts with her beloved husband, Alexander Harrison of 11 years. After attending Easton public schools, Melissa graduated from the University of Massachusetts at Amherst having studied Political Science and English for four passionate years. She later went on to obtain her Juris Doctor from the New England School of Law. After passing the bar with great determination, Melissa achieved her life long goal of becoming a lawyer. Melissa was a scholar with a fervor for learning.

Over the course of Melissa's life, she enjoyed spending time with the ones she loved most-her family and her friends. When Melissa was not immersed in a new book, learning everything she possibly could or running errands around town you might find her chasing her pup, McCoy, around the neighborhood. Melissa loved to spend weekends away with her parents in their camper at various places around New England. She enjoyed spending time with each of her siblings- always routing them on in each of their own personal endeavors with unwavering support. Melissa could often be found at various farmers markets and local shops with her husband, Alex on most weekends. She always had a passion for food. Melissa was most happy when enjoying the company of her husband and her family- especially her nieces and nephews who she cherished and loved with all of her heart.

Melissa is survived by her loving husband, Alexander Harrison of Taunton, MA. Her parents, Paul and Kristina Ivanoski of Easton, MA. Her three brothers Paul and his wife Sarah Ivanoski of Uxbridge, MA, Chris and his wife Anne Ivanoski of Kapolei, Hawaii and Stephen Ivanoski of Portsmouth NH as well as her sister, Jessica Ivanoski of North Andover MA. Her mother and father in law Ulysses and Louise Harrison and her sister in law Taylor Harrison of Easton, MA. Melissa is also survived by 6 loving nieces and nephews and her grandparents Paul and Susan Ivanoski of Bourne, MA and Reverend Alan and Nancy Grant of Taunton, MA.

Relatives and friends are respectfully invited to attend Memorial Visitation hours on Friday from 4-7 p.m. in Kane Funeral Home & Cremation Services 605 Washington Street (Rte.138) Easton, followed by a Memorial Service at 7:00 p.m. in the funeral home

In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to the Lustgarten Foundation for pancreatic research in loving memory of Melissa Harrison.
Donations may be made by check or online

Checks should be made payable to the Lustgarten Foundation and sent to Lustgarten Foundation 1111 Stewart Avenue Bethpage, New York 11714 or online at