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Edward J. LARKINS Obituary

Edward J. Larkins, age 87, devoted husband of the late Eleanor Larkins, passed away on Saturday, January 11, 2014 surrounded by his loving family. He was the son of the late William and Anna Larkins. He was a lifelong Connecticut resident who proudly served his country in the U.S. Army during WWII. He retired from H.P.Kopplemann, Inc. after more than 35 years of service. He was an avid fan of the New York Yankees and the UCONN Lady Huskies. Ed will be remembered by his many friends for his quiet kindness and generosity of spirit. He was a true gentleman and a wonderful, loving father and "Grandpop". He leaves behind his three daughters, Jane Larkins, Ann Cheetham and her husband David, and Peggy Turner. He also leaves six grandchildren, Faith, Jim, Susan, Kimmie, Kyle and Shelby, his great-granddaughter, Kenzie and his special friend, Lisa. He is also survived by several nieces and nephews. He was predeceased by his brother, Raymond Larkins and sister, Ruth Fisher. He was also predeceased by his son-in-law, John Turner. Burial will be at West Cemetery in Manchester, CT. Services will be held at a later date at the convenience of the family. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be sent to St.Jude Children's Research Hospital. Arrangements are under the direction of the John J. Ferry & Sons Funeral Home.

Published in The Hartford Courant on Jan. 17, 2014
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