Margaret “Ann” McHarris(nee Maxwell), of Naples, Florida, passed away peacefully at her home
on October 8, 2020. She was born in Utica, NY on January 27,1937 to Anthony and Mary Rose
(Devaney) Maxwell. Ann attended Sacred Heart Grammar School and graduated from Utica
Catholic Academy. She married Basil J. McHarris, her highschool sweetheart, on June 16, 1956
and was a co-owner/operator of McHarris Gifts. Ann was a member of Cedar Lake Country
Club, Spanish Wells Country Club (FL), and the Utica Curling Club. Ann deeply loved her Irish
heritage, Catholic faith, family, and many dear friends.
Mrs. McHarris was predeceased by her husband of 59 years, Basil, and his parents, Ida and
Joseph McHarris. She was also predeceased by her parents, Anthony and Mary Rose Maxwell,
and her brother Gerard “Jerry” Maxwell.
She leaves to cherish her memory, daughter, Deborah Cook (fiancé David Greer); son, Joseph
(Linda) McHarris and their children, Michael(Marie) McHarris, Cassie(Kevin) Conway, Allyson
(Ryan)Welch; and Hannah McHarris; daughter, Karen (David) Chandler and their children,
Nicholas (Amanda) and Sarah Chandler (fiancé Justin Miller); son and compassionate caregiver,
John (Wipharat) McHarris, his daughter, Maggie (David) Booth, and their children Max and
Joshua McHarris. Ann also is survived by her great grandchildren, Natalie and Alice Conway,
and Caden Chandler; brother-in-law, George (Kathleen)McHarris; sister-in-law Nadine(Frank)
Baxter; nieces, nephews, cousins and lifelong friends.
A funeral mass and celebration of Ann’s life will be announced in 2021. Burial will follow at
Cedar Lake Cemetery. Arrangements are under the care of Fuller Funeral Services (Naples)
and Kowalczyk Funeral Services(Utica).
For those wishing, contributions may be made to the United Nations’ World Food Programme
or AVOW Hospice in Naples.
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