Alice M. Harrington, 89, of Holden


Obit Alice HarringtonHolden – Alice M. (McKillop) Harrington, 89, of Holden, passed away peacefully Thursday, Jan. 15, 2015 at the Notre Dame Long Term Care Center in Worcester. Her husband of 55 years, James J. Harrington, died in May 2002.

Alice was born and raised in Belchertown, a daughter of Michael J. and Anna N. (Falvey) McKillop, and lived in Holden for 62 years before moving to the Notre Dame community in 2010. She was a graduate of Belchertown High School and Becker Junior College, and attended both Worcester State and UMass Amherst.

She was a licensed social worker with Oakdale Nursing Home for 18 years, retiring in 1987. She also worked as a secretary at St. Mary’s Church for many years.

A devoted mother, Alice raised her four children in Holden and was proud to be a member of the Harrington extended family.

She leaves her three sons, Timothy J. Harrington and his wife Margaret of Sterling, John E. Harrington and his partner Vickie Weber of Gardner, and Paul D. Harrington and his wife Kathleen of Sturbridge; a daughter, Anne Marie Weiler and her husband Patrick of Northborough; 11 grandchildren, Brigid, Maura, Deirdre, John, Kevin, Molly, Ryan, Timothy, Michael, Shannon, and Jacqueline; and six great-grandchildren. Three brothers and four sisters predeceased her.

For 62 years, Alice was a devoted member of St. Mary’s Parish in Jefferson, where she was chairperson of many committees and was involved in the CCD program.

Relatives and friends are invited to visit with the family Monday, Jan. 19, from 4-8 p.m., and again Tuesday, Jan. 20, at 8:30 a.m., at the Miles Funeral Home, 1158 Main St., Holden, before leaving in procession to St. Mary’s Church, 114 Princeton St., Jefferson where a Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at 10 a.m. Burial will follow in St. Mary’s Cemetery of Holden.

Donations in Alice’s memory may be made to St. Mary’s Church, P.O. Box 2200, Jefferson, MA 01522.

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