Mary Josephine (Breen) Harrington

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Mary Josephine (Breen) Harrington was born on April 23, 1923, and left this life on Earth on Monday June 24, 2013, in the arms of her loving daughter, who was residing with her and was her primary caregiver.

Mary left her birthplace, Coomnakilla, Kenmare, County Kerry, Ireland in her youth, came to the shores of America and patiently awaited the arrival of her childhood sweetheart, Daniel J. Harrington, who passed away on Feb. 11, 1995. Mary will always be remembered for her great faith in God, love of her senior trips to the casinos, and her smiling, twinkling Irish eyes.

She is survived by her daughter, Maureen Prentiss and her husband, Gary, of Broad Brook; her son, Daniel Harrington and his wife, Linda, of Broad Brook; and her grandsons, Daniel Prentiss, Brian Harrington, and Sean Harrington. Also surviving her are her brother-in-law, John Harrington and his wife, Camille; her sister, Ann Stearman; and her best friend, Mary Culleton.

Her family would like to thank the Valerio neighborhood children for their many visits, which brought Mom such joy.

Friends may call at the Holmes Funeral Home, 400 Main St., Manchester on Friday, June 28, from 10:30 a.m. to noon.

A Mass of Christian Burial will follow at 12:30 p.m. at St. Bridget Church, 80 Main St., Manchester. Burial will be private in St. James Cemetery in Manchester.

Memorial contributions may be made to St. Bridget Church.

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Published in Journal Inquirer from June 26 to June 30, 2013
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