Fairlawn Mortuary

180 Washington Street, Fairhaven, MA


Irene E. Harding

July 8, 1935September 15, 2019

Irene E. (Levesque) Harding, 84, of Fairhaven, passed away Sunday, September 15, 2019 at home surrounded by family following a long illness.

She was the wife of Philip Harding with whom she shared 65 years of marriage.

She was a graduate of Sacred Hearts Academy in Fairhaven.

Mrs. Harding worked in the Fairhaven Town Hall Assessor’s office, Almac’s Supermarket and at Aerovox Corporation where she made many of her lifelong friends. In earlier years, Irene was very active in her community, particularly at St. Joseph’s Church. Later in life she enjoyed playing cards with her friends and spending cherished time with her grandchildren.

Surviving in addition to her husband are her children, Joseph Harding and his wife Erica of Bradenton, Fl., Raymond Harding and his wife Karen of New Bedford, Philip M. Harding of Fairhaven and Anne Hammond and her husband Thomas of Fairhaven; and six grandchildren, Kerri E. Dias and her husband John, Philip R. Harding, Christian P. Harding, Thomas J. Hammond, Jr., Steven J. Hammond and his wife Jeralyn and Kathleen E. Hammond.

Her Funeral will be held on Friday, September 20, 2019 at 9am from the Waring-Sullivan Home at Fairlawn, 180 Washington St., Fairhaven followed by a Funeral Mass at 10am in St. Joseph’s Church, 74 Spring St., Fairhaven. Burial in St. Anthony’s Cemetary, Mattapoisett. Visiting hours Thursday 4-8pm.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Community Nurse Home Care, 62 Center St., Fairhaven, MA 02719. For online tributes please visit: www.waring-sullivan.com


  • Visitation Thursday, September 19, 2019
  • Funeral Mass Friday, September 20, 2019
  • Burial Friday, September 20, 2019


Irene E. Harding

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Nesta Oliveira

September 19, 2019

I can remember your smiling face when my Mom and I I visited Almacs many years ago and then I came in contact with your family years later meeting Phil, Sr. and Phil Jr. It was my honor to know you and your family and now it is time to see you go to the next chapter in your life. Peace be with you in your journey.

Nancy Lewis

September 18, 2019

Phil, so sorry about your mom. Our thoughts are with you and the family. Mike and Nancy Lewis

Linda Langevin

September 17, 2019

I will always remember Mrs. Harding for her contagious Humor and unconditional love ❤️ for all

Glynis Sylvia

September 17, 2019

Thank you, Mrs. Harding.
You were always a loyal family friend, and a savior to my mother in a hard time.

Christine M Carr

September 16, 2019

Mrs, Harding love to you
forever and thank you always,,,for being my foster