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Harriet Patricia French

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POQUOSON - Harriet Patricia French, 95, joined her heavenly father peacefully in her sleep at home as she always wanted, August 13th, 2014. She was born on Saint Patrick's day, March 17, 1919 in New York, NY to Charles and Henrietta Stephan, and lived most of her life in Yonkers and Verplanck, NY, and Naples, FL. She moved to Poquoson in 2007 and spent the winters in Florida until 2012. She was preceded in death by her parents, sister Dorothy Kall, and nephew Steve Kall. She is survived by her husband of 73 years, Charles French Sr.; her son and wife, Charles and Stella French of Poquoson; daughter Carol and husband, Clayton Gurnett of Sun Lakes, AZ; 6 grandchildren, Jennifer French Cyrek and husband Ted, Charles French, Christopher Louis French, Melanie French, Adrienne Dueck and Clayton Gurnett; 7 great-grandchildren, Morgan, Clayton, Max, Ava, Drake, Tess, and Fin; sister-in-law Emma McGuire; Godchild and niece Lynn Kall Horn; niece Linda Iuele; nephew Richard Wayne Kall and their families; and many caring friends. She was a homemaker, girlscout leader and a secretary. We will always remember her kindness, generosity, love for crafts, cooking, positive sweet attitude, welcoming nature, and strong faith in GOD. Harriet attended Tabernacle United Methodist Church. She touched many hearts and her love and memory will be with us forever. She will be truly missed. There will be a memorial service at a later time. Memorials may be made to Tabernacle UMC or a in her memory. Online condolences to claytorrollins.com (Claytor Rollins Funeral Home).
Published in Daily Press on Aug. 15, 2014
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