Thomas Q. Harrington
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TOWNSEND - Thomas Q. Harrington, 62, of Maplewood Drive died unexpectedly Monday, October 11, 2010 at the Nashoba Valley Medical Center, Ayer after being stricken ill earlier that day at his home.
Mr. Harrington was born in Bennington, Vt., December 7, 1947, a son of Virginia (Long) Harrington and the late Quincy Harrington and spent his early years in Bennington before moving to Leominster as a teen. He was a 1965 graduate of Leominster Trade High School.
For 25 years he worked as a manufacturing engineer in the Westminster facility of Digital Equipment Company, retiring in 1993.
He was an active member of the Townsend Lions Club. He enjoyed studying the events of the Civil War as well as collecting Civil War artifacts and books of all types and subjects.
Besides his mother of Leominster, he is survived by his wife of 34 years, Laura C. (LaFleur) Harrington; three sons and a daughter in law, Shawn P. and Susan Harrington of Leominster, Scott J. LaCroix of Amherst, N.H., Jason T. Harrington of Leominster; a daughter and son in law, Jennifer J. and Alvin Rivera of Lunenburg; a sister, Nancy Plumb of Leominster and six grandchildren, Alisha Harrington, Anthony Bergeron, Ashley Bergeron, AmberRivera, Jacob LaCroix and Andrew Harrington.
He was the husband of the late Carol (Yapchian) Harrington of Leominster who died in 1973 and the brother of the late John Harrington of Vermont who died many years ago.
A funeral service will be held 10 a.m. Friday, October 15th at the T.J. Anderson & Son Funeral Home, 250 Main Street (Rte 119) Townsend Center. Please see for additional information. Burial will be in St. Bernard's Cemetery, Fitchburg. Calling hours are 5-8 Thursday.
Memorial contributions may be made to Mass Lions Eye Research, C/O PDG William T. Murphy, PO Box 6050, New Bedford MA 02742-6050

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Published in Bennington Banner on Oct. 14, 2010.
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November 12, 2010
Tom was one of my favorite cousins as well. I remember riding around in a convertable with my sister and Tom singing to the top of his lungs Little Red Ridinghood an oldie from the late 60 or 70's. He was fun in the pool we sure did cause some trouble with grandma Mae with water.My dad has old movies of this . I will always remember these times and miss knowing Tom is amoung us on earth, but look foward to family reunion on the other side.
Joanne long/Szabo
October 27, 2010
Tom was one of my favorite relatives, we would always wrestle as kids and a great time when he would visit. Only wish I could have stayed more in touch. We will miss you.
robert long jr
October 23, 2010
October 20, 2010
Tom and I were so much more than friends. Our fun times started during High School hours, and continued long after the school day ended. We both hung out all the time at each other’s parent’s homes at night and weekends. We became part of each other’s family for many years. Over the years priorities change, and we didn’t have the contact we once had, but we stayed in touch. I will always appreciate having known Tom and appreciate what he did for my children. He was a really nice guy, and a good friend who I will always remember.
Jay LaCroix
October 17, 2010

Tom and I were friends at DEC for many years and I am sorry to hear this sad news. Anna and I send our sympathy to your family.

Paul and Anna Bernard
Kirkland, Washington
October 15, 2010
So sorry to learn of the passing of Tom. I went to St. Francis De Sales Academy with Tommie when he lived in Bennington.We were good friends back then and I remember I was sad when he moved from Bennington.My prayers and thoughts are with you all at this sad time.
Cheryl Galipeau Lettre
October 14, 2010
You are in my thoughts and prayers.
Scott & Rae-Anne Richard
October 14, 2010
Our thoughts and prayers are with you in your time of grief. May your memories bring you comfort.
Thomas Allen
October 13, 2010
May God bless you and your family in this time of sorrow.
William Clouthier
October 13, 2010
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