Mrs. Harding, a native of North Providence, R.I., was born Sept. 2, 1921. She moved to Tracy in 1945 after marrying David Andrew Harding, a yardmaster for the Southern Pacific Railroad. Nearly 55 years later, at age 78, she moved to Nashville, where her younger daughter lives.
Survivors include two daughters, Cindy (Harding) Nannarelli of Florence, Italy, and Kim (Harding) Jones of Nashville; a brother, Alphonso Barbato Jr. of Westerly, R.I.; five grandchildren; and three great-grandchildren.
Preceding her in death were her husband of 47 years, David Andrew Harding; and parents, Alphonso Barbato and Maria Di Tomasso.
A graveside celebration of life and burial of the urn will be scheduled in September at Tracy Cemetery, 501 E. Schulte Road; details are pending. Bond-Mitchell Funeral Home of Nashville is handling arrangements.
Contributions in Mrs. Harding’s name may be sent to the American Cancer Society (https://donate.cancer.org), P.O. Box 22718, Oklahoma City, OK 73123-1718.
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