Paul V. Harrington, 88, of Marlborough


Obit Paul V. HarringtonMarlborough – Paul V. Harrington, 88, of Marlborough, died Friday, April 15, 2016 at MetroWest Medical Center-Framingham after a brief illness. He was the husband of the Barbara J. (LaBrecque) Harrington for the past 65 years.

He was born and raised in Hudson, the son of the late Andrew S. and Dorothy F. (Hammond) Harrington, and graduated from Hudson High School in 1946. He was a U.S. Navy veteran, serving during World War II.

He worked plant security for General Motors in Framingham for 30 years, retiring in 1989. Following his retirement, he worked for Shaw’s Supermarket in Hudson and Sudbury for 20 years.

He was member of  Immaculate Conception Church; Knights of Columbus Council 81  and past Grand Knight; The Edward McSweeney Assembly, serving as past Faithful Navigator; a life member and past commander of both the American Legion Post 100 in Hudson and Post 132 in Marlborough; and the American Legion Band. He volunteered at the Bedford VA, sang in the IC choir, and was a Boy Scout Leader and Eagle Scout. He was also a member of the Ancient and Honorable Artillery Company.

Paul was a kind, reserved gentleman who was devoted to God, family and country, and will be remembered as a man who spent his life helping others.

Besides his wife, Barbara, he leaves two sons, Peter T. Harrington of Shrewsbury and Francis J. Harrington of Millbury; a daughter, Mary A. Teixeira of Worcester, and six  grandchildren, Angelica, Ashleigh, Amber, Paul Joseph, Jessica, and Kimberley. He was the father of Paul G.  Harrington of Marlborough, who died at the age of 5. He was pre-deceased by a brother, David, and sister, Ida (Ferne) Halley.

A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated Thursday, April 21, at 11 a.m., in Immaculate Conception Church, Prospect Street. Burial with military honors will follow in Brookside Cemetery, Stow. Calling hours will be held Wednesday, April 20, from 5-8 p.m., in the Fitzgerald & Collins Funeral Home, 378 Lincoln St., Marlborough

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in Paul’s memory to the Bedford VA Hospital-Chaplin Services, c/o Fr. Sebastian Ugochukwu, Springs Rd., Bedford, MA 01730 or to the Immaculate Conception School, 25 Washington Crt., Marlborough, MA 01752.

All are invited to sign Paul’s online guestbook at

In Dec. 2014 Paul submitted a feature on his experience participating in a Honor Flight – click on the link to read-

Impressions of a veteran

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