Maryanne E. (Thursland) Larkin, loving wife, mother, grandmother, daughter ,sister and beloved teacher, passed away on December 14, 2012 at St. Luke's Hospital - Allentown Campus. She was born in Far Rockaway, NY, and lived in Long Beach and Oceanside, NY most of her life before moving to the Lehigh Valley in 1998.

Maryanne held a Masters Degree in English and Secondary Education from Hofstra University and taught in Catholic schools on Long Island and in the Lehigh Valley for many years. In recent years, she was employed as a teacher at a day care center in Schnecksville.

Survivors: She is survived by her husband of 40 years, Michael; children, Brian, Erin and Christine; grandchildren, Zachary and Breanna; one sister, four brothers and her father.

Services: Mass of Christian Burial will be held 10:00 a.m. Thursday, December 20, 2012 at Holy Trinity Roman Catholic Church, 4456 Main Street (Egypt), Whitehall with the Rev. Msgr. Daniel J. Yenushosky as Celebrant. Family and friends may pay their respects from 3:00 - 5:00 p.m. and 7:00 - 9:00 p.m. Wednesday in the Heintzelman Funeral Home, Inc. , 4906 Route 309, Schnecksville. Interment will follow the service at Washington Crossing National Cemetery, Newtown, PA.

Contributions: Memorial contributions may be made to the American Cancer Society c/o the funeral home, P.O. Box # 196, Schnecksville, PA 18078-0196.

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John & MaryAnn Hogan    12-16-2012

we will miss Maryanne at our mini-reunions. She fought a good battle and now she is at peace. Our thougts and prayers are with her family now.


DONNA CHANDLER RITTER    12-16-2012

Mrs. Larkin was my 5th grade teacher at LBCS over 30 years ago but seems like yesterday and was one of my favorites and was always very kind and helpful. I was sorry to read about her passing in Newsday. I will always have fond memories of her and am sorry for your loss.

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Larry and Vivian Mccourt    12-17-2012

We have been close friends with Mary Ann and Mike for over 40 years. She was the most gental, generous, & loving person we have had the privledge to know. We will miss her dearly. She will be always in our hearts.


Blanche & Chris Shelton    12-17-2012

We were so sorry to hear of Maryanne's passing.Please know that you are all in our thoughts and prayers.


Jim and barbara garvey    12-18-2012

Maryanne was like family to us. A kind and caring person. The world is less of a place without her. Thinking of Mike and the kids and grandchildren.

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Christine Larkin    12-18-2012

I only met her once at Joe and I's wedding but she was so warm and friendly that I felt like I had been part of her family for much longer. I feel so blessed that I was able to spend time with her at the wedding and at breakfast the next day. She was such a kind loving person and I wish I had gotten to spend more time with her. I am so sorry for your loss. I will keep you all in my thoughts and prayers. Love, Chrissy Larkin

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Nicole Marie Gale    12-28-2012

My Dear Aunt Maryanne,

I will always be your "Tinkerbell." I love you, and will miss you forever.

Love You,
Nicole Marie xoxo



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