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Gloria G. Harkins
  • In lieu of flowers, contributions in memory of Gloria may be made to
  • Putnam Hospital Center Foundation
    670 Stoneleigh Ave
    Carmel, NY 10512-9948

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“Janet and Family,May our Lord bless and comfort you and your family during this time of grief. Please accept my sincere condolences on the loss of...Read More »
1 of 10 | Posted by: Kelly Redlon-Whalen - Mahopac, NY

“Ralph, your Mother was one of God's loving Angels, her wonderful deeds on this earth have surely reserved a place for her in Heaven. A sweet lady...Read More »
2 of 10 | Posted by: Pamela Marcello - Yonkers, NY

“Bless the ones left behind, may you all process her life story with love and amazement! ”
3 of 10 | Posted by: jill terhune - mahopac, NY

“Dear Gloria thank you for being a special part of my family. We share so many memories. You will be greatly missed by our family and friends. ”
4 of 10 | Posted by: "Bobby " Harkins - Tarpon Springs

“What a wonderful person that made all our lives richer. Even though I can't make it, know my heart is with you all and wish I could give you each a...Read More »
5 of 10 | Posted by: Kathy Kenney-Clapper - Binghamton, NY

“To my cousins....know that we are sending prayers and support from the west coast. There are so many wonderful memories of Aunt Gloria and the times...Read More »
6 of 10 | Posted by: Diana Harkins Mead - Concord, CA

“Mrs. Harkins was one of the kindess people. I have many sweet thoughts of her and her family. She loved her family, people and life. It's a sad time...Read More »
7 of 10 | Posted by: Alice Jean Benjamin - NY

“We are so sorry to hear of Gloria's passing. We send our love to the family (Ralph, Lindsay). Our prayers are with you. Brian & Karen Mead ”
8 of 10 | Posted by: Karen Mead - Port Orange, FL

“Gloria, what an inspiration to all of us you were!!! A devoted mother to so many, a friend to all, what a purposeful life you livedGodspeed. You are...Read More »
9 of 10 | Posted by: Lisa Benjamin-Feminella - NY

“I remember Gloria from working at IBM - always kind and with a friendly smile. Always wonderful and pleasant, I also knew her children, Jill...Read More »
10 of 10 | Posted by: NADINE BUTTERFIELD - MT VERNON, NY


Gloria Harkins (Wright) of Mahopac, NY passed away peacefully at home with her family by her side, on Thursday April 13, 2017 at the age of 82. She was born on June 28, 1934 in Bronx, NY, the daughter of Joseph and Helen Wright.

Gloria was a kind and loving wife, mother, grandmother and great grandmother. She was a dedicated foster mother to over 20 children throughout her life.

She had a wonderful career working at IBM Corp. for 26 years. She was a parishioner of St. John the Evangelist Church in Mahopac and a member of its Rosary Altar Society. She was also a member of the Mahopac Seniors.

On November 26, 1955 she married Charles Harkins at St. Nicholas of Tolentine Church in the Bronx. Gloria is survived by her children, Charlie (Cindy), Ralph (Wendy), Janet (Bill), Glen (Christine), Roseann (Nazem), Donna (Jay), son-in-law Gerardo Garcia, 20 grandchildren and 3 great grandchildren. She was predeceased by her husband of 25 years, Charles and her daughter, Jill Garcia.

Visiting will be held on Monday April 17 from 6-8 pm and Tuesday April 18 from 4-8 pm at Joseph J. Smith Funeral Home. A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated on Wednesday April 19 at 10 am at St. John the Evangelist Church in Mahopac with interment to follow at Ballard-Barrett Cemetery in Mahopac Falls, NY.

In lieu of flowers, contributions in memory of Gloria may be made to the Putnam Hospital Center Foundation, 670 Stoneleigh Ave., Carmel, NY 10512 or to Abbott House, 100 North Broadway, Irvington, NY 10533, abbotthouse.net.