William N. Harrington WYNANTSKILL - William N. Harrington, beloved father and grandfather, died peacefully at his home on March 29, 2013, surrounded by his family. Bill grew up in Boston, Massachusetts; served in the U.S. Air Force; and worked for the State of New York for over 25 years at the Department of Mental Hygiene (Health). Bill moved to Wynantskill in 1968 where he lived for the rest of his life. Bill was an active member of his community, supporting Unity House since its inception, volunteering for Community Hospice of Rensselaer during his retirement, serving as a member of the Cohoes Elk organization for many years, and in the end donating his body to science through the anatomical gift donation program at Albany Medical Center. Bill is survived by his five children, their spouses, and 10 grandchildren: Karen Harrington, David Sebastian, and Elijah and Lucas Harrington of Amherst, Mass; Colleen, Andreas, Alex and Sofia DeGroot of Cumberland, RI; Shaunna Harrington, Greg Papastoitsis, and Zoe and Ennya Papastoitsis of Watertown, Mass; Kevin Harrington of Albany and his sons, Ryan and Sean Harrington of Averill Park; and Christopher, Kara, Cailean, and Noah Harrington of Sebastopol, CA. Bill also leaves his former spouse and dear friend, Pat Harrington of Wynantskill, and many nieces and nephews. The family would like to thank Dr. Leslie Goldstein, Bill's nephrologist and Demetria Conyers , his personal aide, for their devoted care during Bill's final months. In lieu of flowers, please consider donating to the Deuteronomy Fund at Unity House, 33 Second Street, Troy, New York 12180. Friends are warmly invited to a memorial service to celebrate Bill's life on Saturday April 6th at 1 o'clock in the afternoon at the Chapel and Cultural Center, 2125 Burdett Avenue, Troy.
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Published in The Record on Apr. 3, 2013