Mary Virginia Harrington
Mary Virginia (Braasch) Harrington of Glenview, Illinois, passed away peacefully on January 17, 2021 following a short illness. She was the beloved wife of the late Robert E. Harrington, Sr.; loving mother of Robert, Jr. (Sally) Harrington, Michael (Carrie) Harrington, William (Maura) Harrington, Brian (Anne) Harrington and Mary (Michael) Rabinak; and cherished grandmother to Michael, Joseph, Emmett, Thomas, Maeve, Hope, Jack, Emma, Gannon and Martin Harrington, and Kevin and Quinn Rabinak; loving sister of the late Ellen Garvey, Kathryn Major and Robert Braasch. She is also survived by her cherished brother William (Suzanne) Braasch, beloved sister Joanne (Kerry) Collins, sister-in-law Virginia Braasch, and brothers-in-law John (Jean) Harrington, Joseph Garvey, and Robert Major and many loving nieces, nephews, grandnieces, and grandnephews. Mary Gin will be remembered for her steadfast devotion to her family and faith and her ability to always make people smile and laugh. She had a charming skill of getting into funny predicaments which often became subjects of her warm and engaging storytelling. Most importantly, she made a meaningful connection with everyone she met. Following the loss of her dear husband Bob in 1991, Mary Gin was an inspirational matriarch to her entire family. Due to current COVID-19 restrictions there will be a private family Mass at Our Lady of Perpetual Help Church,1775 Grove St., Glenview, IL 60025 on Saturday, January 23, at 11:30 a.m. Central time. Contact Donnellan Family Funeral Home, donnellanfuneral.com or 847-675-1990 for the live stream link. Private Interment following at All Saints Cemetery, DesPlaines IL. In lieu of flowers, remember Mary Gin with donations to Sr. Paulanne's Needy Children Fund c/o Our Lady of Perpetual Help Parish Ministry Center, or by making someone smile.


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Published by Chicago Tribune on Jan. 20, 2021.
MEMORIAL EVENTS
Jan
23
Funeral Mass
11:30a.m.
Our Lady of Perpetual Help Church
1775 Grove St., Glenview, Illinois
Funeral services provided by:
DONNELLAN FAMILY FUNERAL SERVICES
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What a wonderful person! She was one of the warmest people I´ve ever known. Whenever I saw her she would say hey Jimmy, where´s my kiss? She will always be a wonderful memory!
Jim Cowhey
January 25, 2021
I will always remember Mary for strong gift of faith and family
Elaine Michelini
January 24, 2021
Palillero family
January 22, 2021
Great Mom, great family! She is with Bob again. Big hugs to all of you. Steve Galo and Family
STEPHEN GALO
January 21, 2021
MARIA MAHER AND FAMILY
January 21, 2021
To the Braasch and Harrington Families. Please accept or sincere sympathy on the loss of Mary Gin. She was so happy all the time and very fun to be around. We know you all have so many special memories of her that will be with all of you forever. Love Donna and family
Donna Lorenzini Mau
January 21, 2021
To Robert Jr. and family, so very sorry for your loss. MAY MARY REST IN PEACE IN THE LOVING ARMS OF OUR LORD JESUS CHRIST, AMEN. RESPECTFULLY YOURS, KEN KUFNER EVCC, RETIRED IN 2006
ken kufner
January 20, 2021
Mary (Mama) was one of a kind! She made me smile, laugh and cry telling the same story. She treated me like one of her own and I loved her dearly. I know one day I´ll see her in heaven and get to meet her wonderful Husband, I have heard so much about! I am keeping you all close to my heart and in my prayers
April
January 20, 2021
Bill and Charlene Rabinak
January 20, 2021
Tracy (Edwards) Perentis
January 20, 2021
Our thoughts and prayers are with the family over the loss of such a beloved mother and grandmother. Anytime we were in Mama's presence, she was warm and welcoming. It did not matter if we were family or friends or friends of family, etc....we were included and welcomed.
Nancie Frighetto
January 20, 2021
Sending healing hugs to the Harrington and Braasch Families. Mary Gin was so much fun when visiting as a kid with Joanne at Clear Lake. Her beautiful smile and laughter will be remembered forever. In Peace, Kitty
Kitty Banner
January 20, 2021
Mary carried within her a Spark of Divinity which she freely shared by lighting up any space that she occupied.
Her joy was contagious. Her personality was the perfect complement to her husband’s, which made their relationship admirable and enviable.
I hold dear the memories of her laughter, and the smile in her voice.
My life was shaped and greatly enhanced by Mary, Bob and their family.
Many thanks Mary, for a life well-lived.
May we all learn to cultivate that Spark of Divinity within us, as well as you did.
Much love goes with you.
Connie Hibberd
Friend
January 20, 2021
Thinking of how she made you laugh at the stories she would tell. My heartfelt prayers go to the family
Marcy
January 20, 2021