Philomena “Phyllis” M. Harkins, 84

October 11, 2020

Philomena “Phyllis” M. Harkins, 84, of Leola, passed away on Sunday, October 11, 2020 at ManorCare Health Services. She was the wife of the late Thomas J. Harkins, with whom she celebrated 47 years of marriage. Born in Brooklyn, NY, Phyllis was the daughter of the late Mary Rose (Agerenza) and Frank DeNicola.

Phyllis was a member of St. John Neumann Catholic Church. She was a volunteer with the Catholic Schools and The Cloistered Dominican Nuns of the Perpetual Rosary for over 22 years.

Phyllis was dedicated to her faith and family. She enjoyed old movies, especially westerns, crocheting and visiting the beach. She enjoyed cooking and sharing her holiday traditions. Most of all she cherished spending time with her family.

She is survived by her daughter, Monica Anne Harkins- Cloonan, married to Brian Cloonan of Leola; her three grandchildren, Sean Thomas, Caroline Grace, and Elizabeth Mary to whom she was very devoted, and her siblings: Carmine DeNicola, Mary Jo Albanese and Diana Okhotnikoff.

Family and friends will be received on Friday, October 16, 2020 from 10-11AM at St. John Neumann Catholic Church, 601 E. Delp Rd., Lancaster, PA 17601, with the Mass to follow at 11 AM. Interment will be private at St. Joseph New Catholic Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, please make contributions in Phyllis’s memory to St. John Neumann Catholic School, to the Dominican Sisters of the Perpetual Rosary, 1834 Lititz Pike, Lancaster, PA 17601 or to the American Cancer Society, 314 Good Drive, Lancaster, PA 17603.

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January 22, 2021

To My Aunt Phyllis,
You were a mother to me…I stayed with you since a little girl every chance I could, you were always there for me and taught me a lot, and always listened… you got me through some tough times!!! It is so weird not to talk to you, and not hearing your voice, I enjoyed coming by and bringing you your favorite things it made me happy to see you happy.. My heart is broken but I am happy you are with Uncle Tom and daddy… I know you are very happy to be with them…I will miss you ….I love you very much and thank you for all the time we spent together, talking and sharing stories..I will miss that a lot… Nothing is the same without you….You always checked in with me every week, never missed anything…..
love you and miss you forever….
I know you are with Jesus and will forever be happy…

October 18, 2020

My dear Sister, I followed you all over since I was a child even here to Lancaster 23 years ago.  We have enjoyed so many great times together and the memories will be cherished forever.  There is a piece of my heart that is missing with you not on this earth but knowing that you are at Peace and with your beloved Tom, I know I can rest easy.  I love you forever and always.  Till we meet again Rest In Peace.
Diana Okhotnikoff

October 15, 2020

my dear sister may you rest in peace in heaven and know that you are loved by me and many and I will miss you forever 
mary jo albanese

October 15, 2020

Please accept our sincere condolences on the passing of your mother.  She was a good neighbor to us for many years, as was your father.
although we are now living in Myrtle beach, we still think of our old friends.
sending you and your family our prayers through this difficult time of losing your devoted mother.
sincerely, kim Michael, Erin hyer.

October 15, 2020

To my cousin fanny and family, rip and know that you are loved and forever in my heart. Our memories will last a lifetime.🙏❤
Madeline Agerenza-Densmore

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Lancaster, PA 17601
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