Jean M. (Thorndike) Harkins, 91, died Wednesday, March 16, 2016 at Tobey Hospital in Wareham after a brief illness.
Born in Pittsburgh, PA, she was the daughter of the late Richard and LuLu (Robertson) Thorndike. She moved to Marion in 1957. Working as a bookkeeper, she worked for Sullivan, Williams and Quintin, Harold Bishins, Liquor Land, Bristol Electronics and Custom Auto.
She enjoyed camping and hiking in New Hampshire, the beach and swimming and bowling.
She is survived by her children, Veronica Harkins, Kathleen Haarala and her husband Gene, Eileen Zora and her husband Robert, Jean Cushing and her husband Stephen and Michael Harkins all of Marion, William Harkins and his wife, Jacqueline of Westport, Margaret Affonso and her husband Robert of Dartmouth, Marianne Medeiros and her husband Ronald of Fairhaven and Elizabeth Pope of Mattapoisett; 25 grandchildren and 26 great grandchildren. She was predeceased by her son, the late Dennis Harkins and her sisters, the late Jacqueline McPhee and Judith Carroll.
Her funeral will be from the Chapman, Cole & Gleason Funeral Home, 2599 Cranberry Highway (Rt. 28), Wareham on Tuesday, March 22, 2016 at 9 AM followed by a Mass of Christian Burial at St. Rita’s Church, Front St., Marion at 10 AM. Interment will be in Old Landing Cemetery, Marion. Visiting hours will be Monday from 5 – 8 PM at the funeral home.
Donations in her memory may be made to Fairhaven Supportive Senior Daycare Program, 229 Huttleston Ave., Fairhaven, MA 02719.