William Larkin

Date of Death: 
July 22nd, 2021

William P. Larkin Sr. April 4, 1930- July 22, 2021, age 91, passed away peacefully on July 22, 2021 at Southampton Estates with his lovingfamily by his side. Bill was born and raised in Philadelphia, PA until 1949 when his parents purchased farm land in Mount Holly, N.J. His father with some help from Bill built the family home with his own hands. Bill was a self-made business man. He began his work life at age 9 shining shoes on street corners. He went on to have a successful Body and Fender Auto business and then he began buying real estate. He renovated and resold many properties. There was not much he could not solve or fix. He seemed to have the Midas touch. Bill served in the U.S. Army and Army reserves from 1952-1960. He married Elizabeth (Betty) Jacobs in 1954 and they had 5 children. Bill and Betty resided in Bustleton, PA for nearly 60 years. They were active members of Maternity B.V.M. Parish. Bill was an honorary life member of the Knights of Columbus Council #5036. He joined the council in 1956 and was Grand Knight in the early 1960’s. Bill and Betty lived and spent their summers in Stone Harbor, NJ for over 40 years. They were active members of the Stone Harbor Yacht Club for over 40 years as well. Preceded in death by his parents, Patrick and Catherine (Hogan), his brothers, Thomas Larkin & Walter Larkin, his daughters, Joanne Rowan and Beth Anne Larkin. He is survived by his wife of 66 years Elizabeth Larkin (Jacobs), daughter Kathleen Naddaff (Charles), sons William P Larkin Jr. (PattieAnn) and Daniel Larkin. His devoted sisters, Sr. Catherine Maureen SSJ, Patricia Lounsberry and Barbara Larkin. He has 7 grandchildren, Christopher Rowan (Elena), Brian Rowan, Diana Pomeroy (Jason), Caitlyn Richards (Christopher), Chip Naddaff (Dana), Kathleen Dobbins (Michael), William P. Larkin III (Simmy). He has 14 great-grandchildren, Kendall Richards, Claire Richards, Caroline Richards, Chase Naddaff, Hope Naddaff, Cooper Naddaff, Emily Dobbins, Reagan Dobbins, Olivia Dobbins, Christopher Rowan Jr., Jack Pomeroy, George Pomeroy, Charles Pomeroy and Lily Katherine Larkin. He also leaves behind many cousins, nieces, nephews and good friends. He will be greatly missed. Family and friends are invited to gather on Friday July 30, 2021 at Maternity B.V.M. church 9220 Old Bustleton Ave. Phila. PA 19115. Viewing 9 AM-10AM, Funeral Mass at 10AM, Interment at Resurrection cemetery Bensalem PA. In Lieu of flowers, donations can be made to Maternity B.V.M. Church.

Memories and Condolences

Dan and I are sorry for your loss. You are in our thoughts and prayers
My heart and condolences goes out to the extended Larkin family. I have many fond memories of many good times spent in Bill and Betty's homes in Northeast Philadelphia and Stone Harbor. May he rest in peace in the arms of the Lord.
Kathe and all the family, We are so very sorry to learn of your Dad's passing. He accomplished so much in his life and raised a great family. One he could and I'm sure he was - very proud to call his family. I never met the gentleman, but he sounds a lot like my dad. He could fix anything and raised 9 kids. You can rest assured that your Dad will have many meeting him at "HEAVEN'S GATE" and he will keep watch over all from above. Keeping you all in our thoughts and prayers. Jim & Connie Miller Georgetown, Indiana
What a wonderful man my uncle Bill was. He was always a happy go lucky man. When I think of my Uncle Bill, I think of laughter and happy times. He had such a great sense of humor. He was always joking around and making everyone smile. He will be missed so much. RIP Uncle Bill🙏🏻 we love you❤️
Betty and family, I am so sorry for your loss. Bill was a wonderful man with a great sense of humor. I have many fond memories of him, and we all shared many laughs over the years. You are all in my thoughts and prayers. Jeanne

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