10/16/2018 – Anna M. (Sally) Larkin, Wellesley Island

10/16/2018 – Anna M. (Sally) Larkin, Wellesley Island

Mrs. Anna M. (Sally) Larkin, 81, died Monday, October 15th, at the Samaritan Medical Center. There will be a public graveside service Friday, October 19th, at 1pm, at Riverside Cemetery on Wellesley Island with Reverend Frederica Webb officiating.

There will be no calling hours or funeral. A Celebration of Life will be held at the T.I. Park Chapel next summer at a time to be announced.

Sally was born June 12th, 1937, at home on Wellesley Island, daughter of Ernest and Violet Patterson Slate.

She graduated from LaFargeville High School.

On June 15th, 1957, Sally married Richard Larkin at  the T.I. Park Chapel. Mr. Larkin died August 18th, 2012, at age 80.

Sally was a caretaker for many years for various residents at the T.I. Park.

She enjoyed reading, collecting any items with strawberries on them, and her favorite color was red.

Surviving is her son Richard Jr. of Wellesley Island;  two daughters, Ellen of Wellesley Island, and Shellie of Watertown; three grandchildren, Sarah Richards, Jessie Larkin, and Lyndsey Campbell; five great grandchildren; one sister, Mrs. Lindo Griffo of Solvay; nieces and nephews.

One brother, William J. and two sisters, Elizabeth (Joan) Slate and Carol Chapman, died before her.


  1. Shellie Karkin Posted

    She will buried Friday, October 19, at 1 pm. Everyone can come and wear red in her honor

  2. Lloyd and Lisa Withers Posted

    Ellen, Rit, and Shellie,
    Our family will miss Sally. She always had a kind word, joke, or a piece of history, to share with us. She was feisty and spirited – one of a kind. We will remember her fondly.

  3. Carolyn Cahill Glass Posted

    Dear Larkin Family,
    Sally will be missed. She was one-of-a-kind — an extraordinary lady! For years, I enjoyed memorable chats will Sally at the Post Office. She is one of the hardest working women I’ve ever known. May special memories comfort you all today and always.

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