Riverview Funeral Home

Obituary for Cecelia Harkins

Born: Derby
Lived: Shelton

Cecelia Mae Harkins, age 99, of Shelton entered into rest on Wednesday, October 4, 2017 at Hewitt Health and Rehabilitation. She was born in Derby on August 14, 1918, daughter of the late William and Lillie (Babcock) Harkins, and has lived in Shelton since 1936. She worked at the former Harvey Textile factory until retiring in 1975. Cecelia was the oldest living member of the Derby United Methodist Church. She is survived by her close cousins Sally Roberts and Ida Scaife, her cousin Nancy VanBlaricum and several other family members. She was predeceased by two brothers, John and William Harkins. Friends may greet the family at the Riverview Funeral Home, 390 River Road, Shelton on Friday from 11 am to 12 Noon. Her funeral service will begin in the funeral home at 12 Noon with the Rev. James Midgley, pastor of the Derby and Ansonia United Methodist Churches, officiating. Burial will follow at Riverside Cemetery in Shelton. Online condolences can be offered at www.riverviewfh.com.