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J. Edward Larkin, formerly of Gloucester Heights, US Army Veteran, General Electric Retiree

(March 26, 1932 - January 19, 2014)


J. Edward “Eddie” Larkin, of West Deptford, passed away peacefully on January 19, 2014 at Vitas Care Center in Stratford with his wife and daughters by his side.

Eddie was born on March 26, 1932 in Gloucester Heights, NJ. He was a proud serviceman of the United States Army Engineers. After an honorable discharge he became employed by General Electric of Philadelphia, retiring in 1989.

In 1955 Eddie married the love of his life, Margie Fanelli, of Fairview, NJ. On May 14, 2013 they celebrated 58 years of marriage.

Eddie was a dedicated and loving husband and father. He was also a very devoted member of the Catholic faith. He enjoyed antique cars, trips to the casino, traveling (especially to Ireland) and anything Irish.

Beloved husband of Margie Larkin. Devoted father of Peggi McIlvaine and Diana Kenworthy (Bill). Loving Pop-Pop of Jennifer Cruz (Mike), Kelly McIlvaine and Emily White (Peter). Great grandfather of Daniel, Olivia, Michael, William, Brenna and Ellie. Dear brother of Ann Sebastian and the late Mary Young and Frank Larkin. Also survived by many nieces and nephews.

Eddie will be sadly missed by all.

There will be a viewing from 9 to 10am Thursday morning at GARDNER FUNERAL HOME, RUNNEMEDE.

Funeral Mass 11am St. Mary’s RC Church, Gloucester.

Entombment New St. Mary’s Mausoleum, Bellmawr.

Family requests in lieu of flowers donations be made in Eddie’s memory to Vitas Hospice Inpatient Unit, 18 E. Laurel Rd., 3rd Floor, Stratford, NJ 08084.

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