Mrs. Madelyn M. Harrington, 88, of Lenox, MA passed away on Saturday, November 28, 2020 at Kimball Farms Nursing Center. Born in Providence, RI, on April 29, 1932, the daughter of the late Joseph and Madeline (Martin) Connolly. Madelyn was raised in Cranston, RI and graduated from St. Xavier High School. She graduated from Rhode Island College in 1953 and taught elementary school in Cranston. She then obtained her Master’s degree from RIC and worked for many years as a reading specialist in Coventry Public Schools until retiring in 1990.
Madelyn resided in Coventry, RI for most of her life and truly enjoyed the time spent on Johnson’s Pond. In retirement, Madelyn and her husband Clint spent winters in Brooksville, FL. She loved live theater, live music, boating, RV travel, cruising, and camping. Mad and Clint were founding members of Rhode Island Family Campers Association in 1961, and 60 years later RIFCA continues to have a monthly campout May-October of each year.
Madelyn was predeceased by her beloved husband of 50 years, Clinton W. Harrington, whom she married on November 22, 1956. Clinton passed in 2007. She is survived by her children, Catherine E. Harrington of Coventry, RI and James C. Harrington(Kathleen) of Pittsfield, MA, as well as her dear grandchildren, Cheryllee, Ronald (Carolann),Kellie, and Eric and five great grandchildren.
A Mass of Christian Burial for Mrs. Madelyn M. Harrington will be at Saints John and Paul Catholic Church in Coventry, RI on Wednesday, July 14, 2021 at 11 a.m, followed by a committal service at Rhode Island Veteran’s Cemetery, where she will be laid to rest with her beloved husband. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to Alzheimer’s Foundation , 76 North St., Pittsfield, MA 01201 in her memory would be appreciated. Arrangements are with the Iannotti Funeral Home at MAPLE ROOT in Coventry.
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