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“To the family of Rick: So sorry for you loss. He was a American hero and loved sailing. He will be missed.Donna & Strick Hyde ”
1 of 4 | Posted by: Strick & Donna Hyde - Essex, CT

“Mr. Harrison really sparked my interest in Latin, was a wonderful teacher and a very kind man. My deepest condolences to his family. ”
2 of 4 | Posted by: Martha Jones - New York, NY

“Rick Harrison was the first teacher I met at Hopkins back in 1965. I was a terrified 12 year-old in a completely foreign environment, joining a class...Read More »
3 of 4 | Posted by: John McGrail - Marina del rey, CA

“I would like to offer my condolences for your loss. Rick was a valued member of the Hopkins community and I'm sure will be greatly missed by his...Read More »
4 of 4 | Posted by: Ted Schaffer - New Haven, CT


Essex, CT Varick (Rick) Dey Harrison, died August 6, 2017. Born in Glen Ridge, NJ, he was youngest son of Benjamin V. Harrison, Jr. and Mildred Westover. He was preceded in death by his parents, his brother Benjamin V. Harrison, III and sister Louise H. Lindgrove. After graduation from the Hill School he attended Yale University finishing Cum Laude. After Yale, Rick served as a young Lieutenant in the Navy. After his military service, he taught Latin and coached wrestling at the Hopkins School in New Haven until his retirement. An avid sailor, he was a member of Off Soundings, Pettipaug Yacht Club, Frost Bite Yacht Club and a devoted member and Past Commodore of Essex Yacht Club. He is survived by his nieces and nephew, Madeline Smith of Florida, Benjamin V. Harrison IV of Oregon, Sandra Pait and Marjorie Lindgrove of Virginia, Sewell Harrison of Connecticut and Daryl Martin of New Jersey. Services will be held at a later date. To share a memory of Rick or send a condolence, please visit www.rwwfh.com. Arrangements by the Robinson,Wright & Weymer Funeral Home in Centerbrook.