Freda E. Harmon, 89

FULTON, NY – Freda E. Harmon, of Manlius, NY, and previously of Lakeland, Fla., Fair Haven, Baldwinsville and Fulton, NY, passed away peacefully on Saturday, March 28, 2015.

Freda E. Harmon
Freda E. Harmon

She was 89 years old.

Freda was born on September 10, 1925, in Laceyville, Pa., to Jay and Angie Carter.

She graduated from the Robert Packer Hospital School of Nursing in Sayre, Pa., in 1946.

On May 14, 1948, she married the love of her life, Paul Harmon, in Ithaca, NY.

After moving to Fulton, Freda worked as a registered nurse at the A.L. Lee Memorial Hospital for 12 years and later as an industrial nurse for 20 years with Armstrong World Industries, where she retired in 1986.

She was a member of the North Lakeland Presbyterian Church and the Sandpipers Golf and Country Club, both in Lakeland, Fla.

Freda had a wonderful, witty sense of humor and never met a stranger.

She will be remembered as a devoted wife, a caring mother and grandmother, a compassionate friend and a talented nurse.

Freda is survived by her loving husband, Paul Harmon; five daughters, Linda Harmon  (Doug Mack) of Bristol, Vermont, Diane (Donald) Kastler of Hilton Head, SC, Deborah (Thaddeus) Lewkowicz of Manlius, NY, Susan (Robert) Barry of Fulton and Sherri Wakeham (Terrance Glancy) of Auburn, NY; one son, Bear (Carol) Harmon of Fulton; and one sister, Luna Maurer of Hauppauge, NY.

She is also survived by 14 grandchildren; 12 great-grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by her sister, Grace; her brothers, Boyce, George, Harry and Mark; and her grandson, Jason.

A calling hour will be 11 a.m. to noon on Wednesday with a service to follow at noon at Foster Funeral Home, 910 Fay St.

All are welcome to attend and celebrate Freda’s life.

Burial will be in Mount Adnah Cemetery in Fulton at a later date.

Condolences can be sent to Foster Funeral Home.

Donations, in lieu of flowers, may be made to Oswego County Meals on Wheels, Office for the Aging, 70 Bunner St., Oswego, NY 13126.

Foster Funeral Home, Inc.


  1. Susan and family, please accept our heartfelt sympathies for Mother. Freda was a beautiful lady, and so loved by everyone. May she R.I.P.
    Rosemary and family

  2. Many years ago I babysat for Freda Harmon’s children after school hours and before Paul came home to the house on Fulton Avenue. Freda was kind, pretty, gracious and caring. I so admired her and her family. You all have my condolences for the loss of your dear mother and wife.

    Ann Ackerman Avery
    Newton, MA

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