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Helen P. Harrington

June 6, 2022


WOBURN-Helen Patricia Harrington, 92, passed away peacefully on June 6, 2022. She was the loving wife of the late Joseph C. Harrington.

Helen was born in Lowell and was the daughter of the late George Sexton and Catherine (McKim) Sexton.

Mrs. Harrington devoted her life to raising her family and was a wonderful, kind, and lovingmother, grandmother, and great-grandmother. Helen and Joseph raised their family in Rehoboth,and it was home until a few years ago. Helen had a strong sense of faith and loved being surrounded by her family at Mass. Helen loved the beach and being near the ocean. She enjoyed summers with her family at East Beach in Westport, MA and spent many winters in Venice, FL. She never let anyone miss a beautiful sunset. Helen was devoted to her husband, children and grandchildren. She took great pride in her home and made it a welcoming place for family and friends. The door was always open and there was always a great meal to share around the kitchen table. 

She is survived by her children, Joseph Harrington, Jr. and his wife Margaret of Reading, John Harrington and his wife Susan of Bourne, James Harrington and his wife Susan of Weymouth, Jeffrey Harrington of North Providence, Justin Harrington and his partner Alice of Scituate, RI,and Melissa Grew and her husband Paul of North Reading. Helen was preceded in death by her daughter Marla Harrington Sohegan.

Helen was “Gram” to her ten grandchildren: Joshua, John, Jason, Catherine, Parker, Jeremy, Kevin, Delia, Bridget and Deirdre, as well as twelve great-grandchildren. She was a loving auntto many nieces and nephews. She was predeceased by her siblings: George, Mildred Donlan, John, Mary Maloney, Patrick and Norma Fitzgerald. 

Relatives and friends are invited to attend her Mass of Christian Burial on June 22, 2022 at 10:00am at St. John the Baptist Church, Westport.

Burial will follow in the Massachusetts National Cemetery, Bourne.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in Helen’s memory to Team Harrington Walk MS: Portsmouth ( or a charity of choice. 

Arrangements entrusted to the Crapo-Hathaway Funeral Home, Taunton.



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Mass of Christian Burial
June 22, 2022

10:00 AM
St. John the Baptist Church
945 Main Road
Westport, MA 02790

June 22, 2022

Massachusetts National Cemetery,
Connery Avenue
Bourne, MA 02532

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