December 4, 1936 - August 29, 2020

Harkins, John J. (Ret. Revere Police) a lifelong resident of Revere passed away at the age of 83 on August 29, 2020. Beloved husband of 64 years to Elaine (Colella). Devoted father of John M. Harkins and his wife Michelle of Andover, and Michael J. Harkins and his wife Mary of Saugus. Cherished grandfather of Jareth Harkins and his wife Melissa of GA, Sean Renaud-Harkins of Lowell, Theresa Harkins of Revere, Mia Harkins of Saugus, and Christopher Harkins of Andover. Adored great grandfather of Jaiden, Kye and Vivien Elaine Harkins of GA. Dear brother of the late Mary Heslin. Also survived by his sister in law Gloria (Colella) Thomas of Revere. A Funeral Mass will be held at St. Anthony’s Church 250 Revere St, Revere on Wednesday, September 2, 2020 at 12:00pm (Everyone to meet directly at church). Due to the current spike in Covid-19, the guidelines issued by the Commonwealth of Massachusetts, Archdiocese of Boston and local officials masks and social distancing are required. Relatives and friends are kindly invited. Interment Holy Cross Cemetery. In lieu of flowers donations may be made in John’s name to New England Home for Little Wanderers, 10 Guest St, Boston, MA 02135 or at

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