November 19, 2019

Marie E. Harrington

Died Sept. 11, 2019


Marie E. Harrington, 86, of Kentwood, formerly of Fairview, passed away at Azpira Place of Breton in Kentwood on Wednesday, September 11, 2019.

Marie was born in Warren, Pa., on Dec. 4, 1932, to Paul and Jane (Flood) Klenck. She married Donald Harrington in Warren, Pa., at Marie’s home May 31, 1952. The couple moved to Ann Arbor in 1956, and settled in Fairview in 1957. Marie worked as a medical technologist for Dr. Benjamin Palmer and Fairview Medical Center. She also taught German and chemistry at Fairview High School in 1968. She was a member of the Fairview Mennonite Church and also the Hetherton Reformed Presbyterian Church. Marie was artistic: she enjoyed painting, sewing, scrapbooking and crafting. She also was an avid reader and loved taking care of her children and family. She will always be fondly remembered as a great cook.

Marie is survived by her children, Steven (Coleen) Harrington of Washington, Mich., Nancy Harrington of Wyoming, Mich., Timothy Harrington of Mosinee, Wis., and Cynthia (Todd) Hogan of Midland; 13 grandchildren; seven great-grandchildren; her son-in-law, Tom Forest of Orlando, Fla.; and her sister-in-law, Geri Klenck of Pennsylvania.

She was preceded in death by her parents; her husband, Donald, in 2013; her daughter, Rebecca Forest; her brother, David Klenck; and her grandson, Josh.

Visitation will be Monday, Sept. 16, 2019, from noon to 1 p.m. at the Fairview Mennonite Church, Fairview, with funeral services at 1 p.m. with Pastor Kevin Salsbury officiating. Interment will follow at Fairview Cemetery, Fairview.

Memorial donations may be made to the Alzheimer’s Association, 109 N. Second Ave., Alpena, MI 49707.

These arrangements were handled by Lashley Funeral Home, Mio.


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