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Janyce M. Harkins

July 21, 1942 - October 23, 2022


Obituary For Janyce M. Harkins

Peabody – Janyce M. (Cody) (Martin) Harkins 80, beloved wife of the late Thomas Harkins and the late Michael C Martin, died Sunday, October 23, 2022 at the Pilgrim Rehabilitation and Skilled Nursing Center in Peabody.
Born in Boston, she was the daughter of the late Walter L. and Lorraine (Doyle) Cody. She received her education in the Peabody school system and graduated from Peabody High School.

Mrs. Harkins had been employed for over forty years as the director of food services for the Peabody school system until the time of her retirement. In 2016 Janyce received the George Peabody Legacy Award for the city also.

Surviving her are three daughters, Karlyne Furnari and her husband, Anthony, Theresa Lynch and her husband, Richard and Laureen Gately and her husband, Thomas all of Peabody, two sons, Michael Martin II and his wife, Maureen and James Harkins and his wife, Lisa all of Peabody, twelve grandchildren, seven great grandchildren, two sisters, Lorraine Cone and Marian Garabedian and her husband, Mike all of Peabody, a brother, Thomas Cody and his wife, Lynne of Wells, Maine and several nieces and nephews. She was also the sister of the late Judith Raponi, Robert Cody and Walter Cody.

ARRANGEMENTS: Her funeral service will be held at the Conway Cahill-Brodeur Funeral Home, 82 Lynn St., Peabody, Thursday, October 27, 2022 at 12:30 p.m. Relatives and friends are invited to attend. Visiting hours on Wednesday from 4:00 to 7:00 p.m. Burial in Cedar Grove Cemetery, Peabody. In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made in her memory to: No Child Goes Hungry, 52 Ellsworth Rd., Peabody, MA 01960.

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  • 10/26/2022

    I loving called her "RED" and new her since her first husband was my Little League coach and I hung out with young Mike. Her tolerance with our group was admirable as we learned to find our way as teenagers. Now I work with young Jimmy and have had plenty of opportunities to cross paths with her. I will miss her constant smile and kind words. Such a wonderful woman. Love to all her family.

  • 10/26/2022

    So sorry for your loss, Janice she was a great boss, she was very easy to work for loved her dearly. She will be missed by many, she had a heart of gold. Thinking of her whole family as you go through this sad time. Nancy Kucker

  • 10/25/2022

    I am so sorry for your loss. Janyce was a wonderful & fun loving person may she Rest In Peace.

  • 10/25/2022

    So many memories of past years, going back to East Boston and family get togethers. Jan will be missed, always there for her family. May she finally be at peace and sing with the angles. Jim & Mary Doyle

  • 10/24/2022

    Janyce was sunshine on a cloudy day!!! She was my older cousin, but growing up a stone throw away, she was like a big sister! Janyce, like her mother, made everyone feel extra special!! She just had that gift!! Janyce, I watched and learned from you...thank you for being you and raising 5 great children and grandchildren!!! May God bless you with matching earrings to your stunning wings...and raise hell with the rest of the fam up there!! Love you more than you knew..Beth (Bethany Vahn)

  • 10/24/2022

    Karlyne and Terri I am so sorry to hear of your beloved mothers passingl...she was a wonderful women and well be missed by all...my she rest in peace in the arms of the Angels...Vicky Maroney Mannion

  • 10/24/2022

    Michael, I am so sorry to hear of your Moms passing. She was always so sweet to me . She was a wonderful person. Much love to you and the family.

  • 10/24/2022

    So sorry. She loved her family fiercely and she will be missed by all who knew her.

  • 10/24/2022

    No words can describe the admiration I had for my former boss. I worked at the Higgins cafeteria for many years and have the fondest memories of her. Always stern getting her point across and giving you a hug and a chuckle after. We will miss you Janyce...may you rest in peace. Love, Diane Pedrosa

  • 10/24/2022

    So sorry to hear of Janyce's passing . My thoughts and prayers are with her family at this time


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