Olive Boudreau Harrington
1920-2013 PITTSFIELD Mrs. Olive Boudreau Harrington, age 93 of 103 Northumberland Rd., died Wednesday morning at the Videll HealthCare-Springside Facility after a short illness. She was born in Pittsfield on September 22, 1920, the daughter of the late Joseph and Louise Gagnon Boudreau. She was educated in the local schools and was a 1938 graduate of Pittsfield High School. In her early years she was employed at Rice Silk Mill and Solomon Butchers. A devoted member of Sacred Heart Church, she enjoyed the companionship of her miniature poodles over the years. Mrs. Harrington was an avid bridge player but her greatest joy was raising and caring for her family and her home. A fastidious housekeeper, she kept her home spotless and very comfortable for all who visited. Olive was fun loving, she enjoyed rides in the Berkshires and shopping. She also loved Cape Cod and shopping at the Christmas Tree Shops. Olive always made everyone welcome in her house and entertained generations of young people at her kitchen table listening to stories and passing advice. She loved her grandchildren and rejoiced when they came from afar to visit. Her husband of 43 years, Donald F. Harrington, died June 13, 1982. She is survived by her two sons, Shaun D. Harrington of Shamokin, Pa., and Colin D. Harrington of Windsor; and four grandchildren, Sara Harrington, Seth Harrington, Jacob Harrington and Jeffrey Harrington; and her daughter-in-law Rosemary Harrington of Pittsfield. She was predeceased by her daughter Megan C. Harrington who died March 25, 1995, and her son Kevin O. Harrington who died January 26, 2000. FUNERAL NOTICE: A Liturgy of Christian Burial will be celebrated Saturday morning at 9 a.m. at Sacred Heart Church with the Rev. James Joyce officiating. Burial will follow in St. Joseph's Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, if friends desire, memorial donations may be made to the Berkshire Humane Society in care of the funeral home. Please visit www.devanny-condron.com
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