Helen Z. (Zienkiewicz) Harkness

June 10, 1928 ~ March 16, 2020 (age 91)


Helen Zienkiewicz Harkness of Newark, Delaware, formerly of Rochester, NY, died peacefully on March 16, 2020 of natural causes. She was under the care of Vitas Hospice in Melbourne Florida where she most recently resided.

Helen will be laid to rest next to her husband of 60 years, Clarence T. Harkness, Jr.. She is survived by her three children Donald (Debbie), Nancy (Tim) Campbell, and David (Virginia), 11 Grandchildren and 4 Great-Grandchildren.

Helen was a life-long homemaker and enjoyed tennis, golf and bridge. She had a courageous soul and adventurous spirit. She made everyone she encountered feel special and was the glue that held her family together.

Due to the COVID-19 Pandemic, funeral services and interment will be private with immediate family only. Memorial services at St. Mary’s of the Assumption Church in Hockessin will be held on a future date.

The family asks for no flowers. Donations to St. Mary’s of the Assumption Church or the Arthritis Foundation would be appreciated.

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