John A. Harrington Sr.

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Loving father, grandfather, and brother

Lifetime Leominster, MA resident, John Albert Harrington, Sr., passed away on November 28, 2012.

John was the son of the late Nelson Harrington and late Anna Mahan Harrington.

He is survived by his daughter, Lisa & Brian DeKeyser of Denver, NC, sons, John "JJ" Harrington Jr. of Westminster, MA, and Justin Harrington of Sterling, MA; sister, Jean & Frank Harrington Gagne of Leominster, MA; and brothers, David Harrington of Fitchburg, MA, and Edward "Ted" & Cheryl Harrington of Baldwinville, MA. He was also survived by his grandchildren, Aysha-Noel Harrington, Sierra D Harrington, Darryl Osborne of Denver, NC, Jacob Harrington of Westminster MA; and two great-grandchildren, Samuel John Harrington and Ariel Harrington-Butler of Denver, NC; along with numerous nieces and nephews.

John worked for many years at Simon Saw in Fitchburg. He was the owner of Moss Hollow landscaping, crafts and wholesales. He is also remembered for running the ski shop at Pheasant Run Ski area.

John's passion was working for the many farmers markets in the area, as well as setting up at the Boston Flower show. He was an award winning member of the Buxton Branch Begonia Society, The Holliston's Agricultural Commission, and a strong supporter of Tower Hill.

A memorial service will be held on Thursday, Dec. 6th at St. Marks Church, 60 West. St., Leominster at 5:00 pm. In lieu of flowers, Mr. Harrington requested donations to be made to the Crohns' and Colitis Foundation.

Published in Sentinel & Enterprise from Dec. 2 to Dec. 4, 2012
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