Leone A. Harriman

Apr 20, 2020
Leone Harriman

Northport — Leone Alice "Kitty" Harriman, 71, went home to be with her Lord and Savior Sunday, April 19, 2020, after complications due to COVID-19, at Tall Pines Commons, Belfast.

Born in Belfast Oct. 26, 1948, she was the daughter of Leon W. Barton and Beatrice Seekins Barton Black.

On Oct. 24, 1970, she married her childhood sweetheart, Frederick B. Harriman.

Kitty, as many people knew her, was a devoted wife, mother, sister, niece, aunt, cousin and friend. She began her schooling at the Edna Drinkwater School in Northport and was a graduate of Belfast’s Crosby High School class of 1966. She held a variety of jobs in her life: factory worker at Truitt Brothers, restaurant hostess and waitress, accountant, and nanny of Charles and Matthew Calderwood, but a true, unrealized passion of hers was to be a nurse.

Kitty enjoyed the camaraderie of playing bingo at the Redmen Hall, canning the bounty from Fred’s annual garden, exploring her ancestry, journaling, cooking “enough to feed the town of Northport” that she shared with family and friends, and keeping in touch with people near and far via the computer, written letters and “I love you gifts” randomly sent. She also took great pride in being a member of the Northport Community Church. Kitty had a fondness for flowers, whether gardened or wild, and always had a posy gathered in her mother’s memory on her kitchen windowsill.

Besides her loving husband of 49 years, Fred, Kitty is survived by her daughters, Shelly Patten and partner Budd Ferrara; Melissa and husband Jack Staples and grandsons Dominic Williams, Cody Williams, Avery Kreamer and Nicholas Staples; mother-in-law Georgia Chapin; brothers Fred Barton and Matilda Holt, Fern Barton and Hulda Hodgdon; sisters Vickie Knowlton and Cheryl McCawley and their mother, Judy Barton; brothers-in-law Tom Harriman and Jill, Kevin Chapin and Dawn; uncle Edward Beckett; nieces Jessica Ward, Tina Cook and Crystal Barton; Joel Prescott, whom she thought of as her son; great-nephews Landon and Gatlin; great-nieces Mackenzie and Addie; many cousins whom she loved dearly; special friends Karl and Janice Kleinbub, Dave Salisbury, Sharon Merry and Lisa Southard; and so many other friends near and far who should know they held a special place in Kitty's heart.

She was predeceased by her father, Leon W. Barton; mother, Beatrice Seekins Barton Black; stepfather Glendon Black; grandmother Dorothy Beckett; and brother Leon C. Barton.

A celebration of life will be held at a date to be announced. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to a charity of one's choice.

Arrangements are with Riposta Funeral Home, Belfast. Memories and condolences may be shared with the family at ripostafh.com.

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Comments (1)
Posted by: Jon Jenckes | Apr 22, 2020 10:05

To Leone's family, My mother had the good fortune of having Bee Black for a good number of years also Bee's husband Glenden and they they  came to love my mom and my mom them. Leone wrote me one of the finest and most sincere notes I have ever read. That started a several letters back and forth and several phone calls while I would be in Maine/  I  had not heard from her or she from me in a number of  years and was so sorry to hear of her passing/ Just from conversations and several letters I came to respect her and like very much and thus was very sorry to hear of her passing/ She was truely a lovely lady and her passing lessen the world around us.



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