Barbara A. Harkins of Riverhead, formerly of Cutchogue, died at her home Nov. 18. She was 71.She was born Jan. 26, 1948, to Ann (Zednick) and Stephen Varmuza.
Ms. Harkins worked as a teacher’s assistant at Cutchogue East Elementary School.
Her family said she loved her grandson and animals.
Ms. Harkins was predeceased by her husband, Robert, in 2015. She is survived by her son, Scott (Jennifer) of Riverhead; her daughter, Abby (Jamie Phieffer) of Riverhead; and her grandson, Tyler Phieffer.
A memorial service was held Nov. 23 at Our Lady of Good Counsel R.C. Church in Mattituck.
Coster-Heppner Funeral Home in Cutchogue assisted the family.
This is a paid notice.