OBITUARY

Janet M. Larkin

August 18, 1950February 7, 2019
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Janet Marie Larkin was born August 18, 1950 in the Bronx, NY to Julia (Sullivan) and John Larkin. Janet grew up in the Parkchester section of the Bronx and attended St. Raymond Elementary and St. Raymond Academy. She studied at the Westchester School of Nursing and later at Westchester Community College.

Janet worked as an Accountant at Union Carbide Corporation in Elmsford, NY and later Danbury, CT, for nearly 30 years. She then began her second career at the Westchester School for Special Children in Yonkers, NY. She adored seeing the children daily and enjoyed spending time with all of her coworkers. Janet was predeceased by her parents and her brothers Jimmy and Jack. She is survived by her sister Jeanne Kyembe and her husband Nick, her sister-in-law Kathy and her nieces Mary Thornton and her husband Jim, Julia DiGovanni and her husband Bryan, Kathleen Freedberg and her husband Rich, her nephew John and her niece Julia Kyembe and her boyfriend Danny. She is also survived by her great nephews and great nieces, Sean and Kelsey Thornton, Katelyn and Jimmy Freedberg and Ava and Paul DiGovanni.

Janet was a kind, generous person with a sunny disposition and an easy smile. She also leaves behind many friends from her childhood whom she loved dearly and other friends she made throughout her life. Janet loved the Yankees, Broadway plays, trips to the beach and to her favorite destination, the happiest place on earth, Disney World. She enjoyed travel, especially to her ancestral homeland, Ireland. More than anything, Janet’s greatest love was her family. She was very close with all her siblings and adored by her nieces and nephews. There was no event too small for Janet to attend if one of her nieces or nephews was involved. Hence, she traveled to numerous soccer, baseball, softball, volleyball, basketball and football games and wrestling matches in multiple states. She never missed a baptism, communion, confirmation or graduation either.

Janet’s talents were unmatched in the world of photography, singing, and baking her awesome cookies – including linzer tortes, black and whites, sugar cookies and chocolate chips. She had a sharp mind and a sharp wit – and frequently demonstrated both with family and friends. Our family’s hearts are broken but we know she has been reunited with her parents and brothers. “Those we love never go away, they walk beside us every day.” In lieu of flowers, the family requests that donations be made to the Westchester School for Special Children, 45 Park Avenue, Yonkers, NY 10703.

Visiting hours will be held on Sunday February 10, 2019 from 4-7PM Mass of Christian burial will be on Monday February 11, 2019 at 11AM Our Lady of Fatima Church Scarsdale.

Services

  • Visitation Sunday, February 10, 2019
  • Funeral Mass Monday, February 11, 2019
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Janet M. Larkin

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Mary Beth O'Keefe-Herrmann

February 12, 2019

Dear Jeanne and All the Larkin Family
I am so sorry to hear about the passing of Janet. We lived in the same building in Parkchester and were in the same grade at St Raymond's Elementary School. A few years ago we reconnected on Facebook. We would talk about how great it was to grow up there. Again my condolences to all who are grieving her, she will always remain in our hearts.

Eileen T Kelly

February 10, 2019

My prayer is with you and for all you who grieve the loss of JANET LARKIN.
Fond memories of those early years of St.Raymond Academy linger deep in my heart.
I taught and did guidance counseling at SRA from 1963-1975, known first as Sister Vincent Rosaire SC and later as Sister Eileen T.KellySC.
A small note: Sister Maria John was aka Julia Sullivan & my mother was Julia Sullivan.

One look at Janet's photo recalled for me her quick wit and sparkling eyes. She can glimpse Glory now and forever. XPeace, with love S. Eileen Kelly sc

MARGARET MARIANI

February 10, 2019

Jeanne,
So sorry to hear about your sister Janet.
Sincerely,
Peggy Mariani

Kathy Latkon

February 9, 2019

WhenI started dating my late husband Jimmy, Janet was 10. My friend Mary & I took her skiing at Van Cortland Park. There was 1 slope & a rope tow. A young boy broke his leg on the rope tow. She never skiied again!!

Kathy Love Quinn

February 8, 2019

I was so sorry to hear about Janet and wish I had words to make things better. I will always remember her. Growing up, she was a good friend of my older sister Joanne. Janet was always kind to me and our younger sister too. I loved any opportunity I had to hang around with the older girls. As annoying as I am sure it was, Janet always made me feel welcome. I can't think of her without seeing her smile. She had a very quick with and would always make people laugh. When I would see her at SRA get-togethers, I felt as if was yesterday. While it doesn't take away the pain, may there be some comfort in knowing she was loved by so many and will not be forgotten.

EUGENE SULLIVAN

February 7, 2019

I REMEMBER JANET FROM WHEN SHE WAS A VERY YOUNG GIRL SHE WAS ALWAYS HAPPY AND THE BEST PART WAS THAT SHE DID NOT CHANGE,

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