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Harmon, Edna R.


Edna R. Harmon, 96, formally of Billerica and Norwood, passed on peacefully June First surrounded by her family.  She was the daughter of Harry and Edna (Manning) Rath and sister of the late Howard W. Rath.  Beloved wife of the late Earl S. Harmon, Edna is survived by daughter Ruth (Harmon) Carwile and husband Rick of Stow, daughter Barbara (Harmon) Hurley and husband Michael of Billerica, son Earl K. Harmon and wife Kimberly of Hingham, granddaughter Julie (Hurley) McIsaac and husband Rob of Ottawa, Ontario, granddaughter Meredith (Hurley) Makin and husband Jason of Amesbury, granddaughter Amanda (Carwile) Lanser and husband Eric of Minneapolis, MN, granddaughter Heather (Harmon) Goldsmith and husband Aaron of Frisco, TX, granddaughter Jessica Carwile of Stow, grandson Stephen Harmon of Hingham, and great-grandson Finlay McIsaac. 


Edna was a talented quilter and knitter and crafted many gifts for her grandchildren as well as caps for newborns at local hospitals.  She was also an avid traveler and toured Alaska, Australia, and Europe, among other places.  Edna was a passionate Red Sox fan and fond of pets and wildlife.  Edna kept a garden for much of her life, and volunteered for many years in the town of Billerica, especially at the public library.  She loved spending time with friends and family. 


A private family ceremony is planned.  In lieu of flowers, donations can be made in Edna’s memory to Nashoba Park Assisted Living Residents’ Fund, 15 Winthrop Avenue, Ayer, MA 01432, or First Church of Christ, Scientist, P.O. Box 122, Lexington, MA, 02420.        




Guestbook Entries

  1. June 8th, 2011 | 6:24 am

    In addition to the achievements already mentioned, Aunt Edna was also a woman of grace and dignity. I have so many wonderful memories of time spent in her home while growing up and then to have her visit us in my home as an adult. Aunt Edna was a wonderful example of a life well lived and how to grow in age gracefully. She will be missed. With love to you my cousins, Anne Marie & Gary

  2. Donna and Peter Makin
    June 9th, 2011 | 9:14 am

    We had the pleasure of knowing Edna for 7 years now, when Jason and Meredith first met. We smile when we think of Edna and certainly have such fond memories of her. She did not hesitate to celebrate all special occasions with her family and what a pleasure it was to know her. Peter and I send our condolences to Barbara and Mike, Ruth and Rick, Earl and Kim and to all her grandchildren and great grandchild. We will be thinking of you all on the 9th.
    Donna and Peter

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