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Richard A. Harrington

Obituary for Richard A. Harrington

February 26, 1953 - August 22, 2017
Wakefield, Massachusetts | Age 64


Richard A. Harrington, 64 of Wakefield died Monday, August 22 at the Melrose-Wakefield Hospital. Mr. Harrington was born in Boston, MA on February 26, 1953 and was the beloved son of the late George and Evalen (Chalmers) Harrington. He was raised in Wellesley and was a graduate of Wellesley High School, Class of 1971 and later from Nichols College. He had been a Wakefield resident for 41 years and was the owner of Harrington Contracting Company of Wakefield. For 40 years he was proud member of the Wakefield Auxiliary Fire Department.

Mr. Harrington was the beloved husband of Elizabeth A. (Holmes) Harrington. He was the loving father of Matthew S. Harrington and Jeffrey A. Harrington and his girlfriend Kimberly McLaughlin, all of Wakefield. He was the devoted grandfather of Ryan Harrington and was also the brother of Douglas B. Harrington.

His Funeral will be held from the McDonald Funeral Home, 19 Yale Ave., Wakefield on Monday at 9am followed by a Funeral Mass in St. Joseph Church, 173 Albion St., Wakefield at 10:00. Interment will follow at Forest Glade Cemetery in Wakefield. Visitation for relatives and friends will be held at the Funeral Home on Sunday 12-3pm.

Memorial contributions may be made to the MA/RI Chapter, Cystic Fibrosis Foundation, 220 North Main St., Suite 104, Natick, MA, 01760.

Suggested Memorial Donations

  • Cystic Fibrosis Foundation
    MA/RI Chapter
    220 North Main St., Suite 104
    Natick, MA 01760

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McDonald Funeral Home

19 Yale Avenue
Wakefield, MA 01880
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