Frances Larkin

Obituary of Frances Larkin

Frances J. Larkin 85 formerly of Longmeadow Ave. Middletown died peacefully at Newport Hospital Sunday March 15, 2009. She was the wife of the late Robert J. Larkin. Frances was born in Providence October 4th 1923, the daughter of the late Augustine and Katherine (Kosikaski) Hartington. Frances worked at Newport Hospital for 14 years as a fourth floor ward secretary. During WWII Frances was stationed in Maine in the Coast Guard with the rank radio man 3rd class. She is survived by her children: Robert Larkin and his wife Elizabeth of North Carolina, Judith Mosher of Narragansett, Peter and his wife Kathy of Cranston and Jeffrey Larkin of Newport, Grand daughters Allison and Taylor Mosher of Narragansett, Sisters: Rear Adm. Pauline Hartington USN ret. of Florida, Rita Denton of Tennessee and Evelyn and John Boatright of Texas. A brother Raymond Hartington of Columbia Georgia. Friends Edward and Theresea Garcia and their children Ed and Denice Garcia and Kathy and John Marion. She was the brother of the late Leo and Albert Hartington and mother in-law to the late Earl Mosher and sister in-law to the late Capt. David Denton USN ret. Friends and family are invited to attend a Graveside Service on Thursday, March 19, 2009 at 11:00am, at St. Mary's Churchyard, 324 East Main Road in Portsmouth. Visiting hours will be held on Wednesday, March 18, 5-8pm in the O'Neill-Hayes Funeral Home, 465 Spring Street, Newport RI. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Hospice Care of Rhode Island, 169 George St., Pawtucket, RI, 02860.
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