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Carolyn R. Harrington

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BENNINGTON -- Mrs. Carolyn R. Harrington, 58, wife of Mr. Thomas E. Harrington Sr., a well known resident of Charles St., died Thursday morning at the Southwestern Vermont Medical Center following a long illness.

She was born in Bennington, March 3, 1945. She was the daughter of the late Leland Henry Russell and the former Mary Elizabeth Mylott.

Carolyn received her education in Bennington and was a graduate of Bennington Catholic High School.

She married Thomas E. Harrington Sr. at Saint Francis de Sales Church July 30, 1966.

Carolyn had been employed at Chittenden Bank in Bennington as a teller for more than 25 years. She was a Mary Kay consultant. She enjoyed dancing and was a member of the Dance Ranch Cloggers, she also enjoyed music and especially enjoyed spending time with her family, grandchildren and friends.

Survivors include her husband Thomas E. Harrington Sr. of Bennington.

One daughter Dawn Griswold of Ocoee, Tenn.; a son Thomas E. Harrington Jr. of Jacksonville, Fla.; five grandchildren, Aubrey, Cody and Logan Griswold all of Ocoee, Thomas James Harrington and Chelsey N. Harrington both of Jacksonville; three sisters, Elizabeth Mason of Missouri City, Texas, Virginia Niesz of Central Square, N.Y. and Diane Becker of Bennington; three brothers, Leland H. Russell of North Bennington, Robert and Andrew Russell both of Bennington; several nieces, nephews and cousins. She was predeceased by a brother, Steven Russell, who died in 1971.

The funeral will be held from the Mahar and Son Funeral Home, Monday, July 7, 2003 at 9:30 a.m. with a prayer and then from Sacred Heart Saint Francis de Sales Church at 10 a.m. where the liturgy of Christian death and burial will be offered.

The burial will take place in the family lot in the Waite Cemetery, Shaftsbury.

Friends may call at the Mahar and Son Funeral Home Sunday July 6, 2003 from 3 to 6 p.m. when the family will be in attendance.

Contributions in memory of Carolyn may be made to either the Vermont Heart Association or the Bennington Rescue Squad through the office of the Mahar and Son Funeral Home, 628 Main St., Bennington, VT 05201.
Published in Bennington Banner on July 4, 2003
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