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Dora Mercedes

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1923 -2013 Dora Mercedes Harkins, age 89 died Monday February 18, 2013 at Berkshire Place in Pittsfield.

Dora Harkins was born in Santurce, Puerto Rico on March 12, 1923. She was the daughter of Esteban and Carmen Reus. She attended the University of Puerto Rico, to study education and Washington University in St. Louis, Missouri to study art. In addition to working in education, she served the Episcopal Church in various capacities including as a social worker at the Church Saint Edward the Martyr in New York City, as an executive secretary at Seminario Episcopal del Caribe in Puerto Rico and at Incarnation Camp in Ivoryton, Connecticut.

She married the Rev. James R. Harkins on January 4, 1967 and together they lived and served in many different countries including the Dominican Republic, Venezuela, Italy and France.

She is survived by her husband James, her daughter Ana Maria Harkins and son-in-law Jonathan Secor of Drury, Mass., two grandchildren, Christina and Alegra and her brother John and sisters Miriam and Carmen.

FUNERAL NOTICE: A memorial service will be held on Saturday, March 2 at 2 p.m. at St. John's Episcopal Church in Willliamstown. In lieu of flowers donations can be directed to Episcopal Relief and Development at 1.855.312.HEAL (4325) - http://www.er-d.org. For further information, please visit www.flynndagnolifuneralhomes.com.
Published in The Berkshire Eagle on Feb. 27, 2013
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