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Mary Curtis Harrington 1922-2011 Mary Curtis Harrington, affectionately known as "A", 88, of West Hoosick Road, Buskirk, NY died on Saturday, January 8, 2011 with her nieces and nephews at her bedside. "A" was born on July 22, 1922 in Eagle Bridge, NY at the home of her parents Michael and Jennie McGowan Curtis. After her mother's death at an early age, her aunt Hannah Curtis helped Michael Curtis in the raising of her and her younger sister Luella. She graduated from St. Mary's Academy and continued her education at Troy Business College. She worked for 35 years at H.P. Hood & Sons in Eagle Bridge as a lab technician. She married Charles Harrington in April of 1962 at St. Bridget's Catholic Church in Buskirk, NY. Charles died in 1995. After her retirement, she enjoyed making many friends while working at the Bradley Laundromat. She displayed her qualities of enthusiasm and selflessness while helping anyone who crossed her path. "A" devoted her life to her sister's children and this loyalty has continued on with each succeeding generation. Her outgoing personality created special relationships amongst friends and neighbors and she will be greatly missed. "A" is survived by her grateful nieces and nephews, Jane Walker (Rody), Joan Nolan, John Nolan III (Judy), Margaret Comar and Michael Nolan (Donna); her fortunate great nieces and nephews, Randy, Rebecca, Katie, Johnny IV, Joseph, Dana, Hannah, Erin, Nolan, Courtney, Curtis, Shane, and Ryan; her great-great nieces and nephews Lane, Schuylar, Augustus, Lucas, Madeline, Molly and namesake Mary. Besides her husband, she was predeceased by her sister and best friend Luella, and her brother-in-law Jack Nolan. FUNERAL NOTICE: Relatives and friends may call at the Mahar Funeral Home, 43 Main Street in Hoosick Falls, N.Y., Tuesday, January 11 in the evening from 4 p.m. to 6 p.m. A Mass of Christian Burial will be offered Wednesday at St. Patrick's Catholic Church in Cambridge, NY at 1 p.m. Burial will follow the mass at St. Patrick's Cemetery in Cambridge, NY. "A" would open her arms to people and animals alike and they would be friends for life. If you wish to carry on her compassion for animals, donations in her memory can be made to Heartsherd Animal Sanctuary in Buskirk, NY through Mahar & Son Funeral Home 43 Main St. Hoosick Falls, NY 12090.

Published in Bennington Banner on Jan. 10, 2011
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