Amy A. Harnish
March 4, 2019
MA - Amy A. Harnish, 83, wife of Ronald A. Harnish of Rockport, passed away
peacefully on Monday March 4, 2019, at her home surrounded by her loving
family. Born in New London, Conn. on December 11, 1935 daughter to the late
Ira and Amy (Bartholomew) Hillyer.
Amy was a graduate of WMI The Williams School in New London and attended the
University of Connecticut. As a young lady she had worked in New London as a
dietician. She later met and married Ron in 1956. Together they raised seven
children at their home in Rockport.
Amy was very devout in her faith and was a former Sunday School Teacher at
St. Joachim's Church. Amy loved cooking, sewing, as well as attending all
her children's and grandchildren's sporting events. Her favorite pastimes
were boating, skiing, crossword puzzles, scrabble, international travel and
by far her favorite, numerous trips to Disney World. Amy was a longtime
member of the Bass Rocks Golf Club and Spruce Creek Country Club in Daytona
Beach. The Harnish family would like to extend their heartfelt gratitude to
Amy's caregivers Lesa Bennett and Tracey Schwartz for all their assistance
over the past few years.
In addition to her husband Ron she is survived by her seven children son,
Ron and wife, Carol, daughter, Karen and husband, Wayne Derouin, son, Eric
and wife, Amy, son Glenn and wife, Marybeth, daughter, Ellen and husband Don
Allan, son Adam and wife, Michelle, son Jeff and wife Jaime, 20
grandchildren, Colleen, Michael, Brian, Holly, Derek, Megan, Logan, Rebecca,
Matthew, Lauren, Nicholas, Kathryn, Mary, Christopher, Elise, Rydan, Aila,
Olivia, Ava and Jacob, three great-grandchildren, Greyson, Keegan and Emmett
Amy was predeceased by her brother, Ira "Bud" Hillyer.
Her funeral mass will be held on Saturday, March 9th at 10:30 a.m. in Our
Lady of Good Voyage Church, 142 Prospect St, Gloucester. Extended family and
friends are cordially invited to attend. Visiting hours will be held on
Friday from 4 to 7 p.m. in the Greely Funeral Home, 212 Washington Street,
Gloucester. The burial will be held in Beech Grove Cemetery, Rockport.
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