US Coast Guard

Robert John Harrington

May 20, 1936 ~ November 23, 2021 (age 85)


Lunenburg-Robert J. Harrington, 85, died Tuesday, November 23, 2021, at St. Elizabeth’s Medical Center in Boston after a brief illness.

   Robert was born in Boston, MA on May 20, 1936, a son of the late Edward and Helen (Satkowski) Harrington. He was the beloved husband of the late Dianne (Belleville) Harrington, who passed away in 2007.

   Bob was a resident of Lunenburg for the past 50+ years. He attended Boston College High School, graduating in 1954. After graduation, Bob followed in the footsteps of his older brother and enlisted in the US Coast Guard, where he served on the USCGC Cook Inlet with his brother and as an electronic technician at the Casco Cove Coast Guard Station on the Aleutian Islands in Alaska. After serving for four years, Bob attended the Boston University School of Communications. He had a long career in business holding positions at the Fitchburg Chamber of Commerce in the 1970s and several human resource recruiting firms until his retirement from National Engineering Service Corp. in 2019 at the age of 83. Upon his retirement, Bob enjoyed participating in activities at Lunenburg’s Eagle House Senior Center, including pickleball, billiards, tai chi, and yoga. When the pandemic hit and he was forced to spend most of his time at home, Bob still participated in the Senior Center Book Club, which regularly met virtually, enjoyed doing puzzles, tending to his “deck garden,” and watching his beloved Boston sports teams. One of his proudest activities was watching his granddaughters perform in their various musical theater productions and concerts.

   Robert leaves behind his three sons, Robert Harrington, Jr. and his wife, Dale Osborne, of Epsom, NH; Gregory Harrington and his partner, Kristen Anderson, of Marshfield, MA; and Christopher Harrington of Lunenburg, MA; two granddaughters, Amanda Harrington of Somerville, MA and Emily Harrington-Brown of Marshfield, MA; his brothers, John Harrington of Wilbraham, MA; David Harrington of The Villages, FL, and Thomas Harrington of West Springfield, MA; and many nieces, nephews, and friends. In addition to his wife and parents, Robert was predeceased by his brother, James Harrington.

   Calling hours will be held in the Lunenburg Chapel of the Sawyer-Miller-Masciarelli Funeral Home, 763 Massachusetts Avenue, Lunenburg, MA 01462, on Thursday, December 2, 2021, from 5:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m.

   His funeral service will be held on Friday, December 3, 2021, at 11:00 a.m. at the United Parish, 14 Main Street, Lunenburg, MA 01462.

   Burial will follow in the North Cemetery, Holman Street, Lunenburg, MA 01462.

   In lieu of flowers, the family kindly asks that memorial contributions be made to the Dana-Farber Cancer Institute and the Jimmy Fund, P.O. Box 849168, Boston, MA 02284-9168.

   John F. Masciarelli, James M. Hebert and Terresa Shea, Funeral Directors.

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December 2, 2021

5:00 PM to 7:00 PM
Sawyer - Miller - Masciarelli FH - Lunenburg
763 Mass. Ave.
Lunenburg, MA 01462

Funeral Service
December 3, 2021

11:00 AM
United Parish, Lunenburg

December 3, 2021

12:00 PM
North Cemetery, Lunenburg, MA

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