Joan T. Harrington, 69, of Dunmore, died early Wednesday following a prolonged illness. She is survived by her husband of 49 years, Patrick J. Harrington.
Born in Scranton, daughter of the late John and Marion Rempe Philbin, she was a graduate of South Catholic High School Class of 1968 and attended Marywood College.
She was a devoted member of St Casimir’s church, where she taught CCD for 23 years. She was actively involved in the Girls Scouts and worked for several years at Head Start.
Always dedicated to the needs of others, she prioritized the needs of her eight children and husband above all else. She relied on her faith as her source of strength and her actions always came from her heart.
Additional surviving family members include daughters, Terri Harrington Stukus and husband Paul of VA; Patty Harrington and husband Rich Johnson of Lewisberry, PA; Katie Spencer and husband Matt of Dunmore; Erin Harrington and fiancé Andrew Roth of Denver, CO; and Eileen Roth and husband Cory of NY; sons, Mike Harrington and wife, Laurie Phillips, of CO; John Harrington and wife, Cristina Bordes, of CO; and David Harrington and wife Corey Davis, of Dalton; sister, Theresa Philbin of Scranton PA; grandchildren, Aleena, Brayden, Javin, Kael, Nico, Aaron, Denis, David, Connor, Adrian, Kieran, Lucy, Patrick, Riley, and Jack.
The funeral will be Tuesday from the Carlucci-Golden-DeSantis Funeral Home, Inc., 318 E. Drinker St., Dunmore, with Mass of Christian Burial at 11 a.m. in the St. Mary of Mount Carmel Church, Chestnut St., Dunmore. Interment is private at the convenience of the family.
Friends may call at the funeral home on Monday from 5-8pm.
In lieu of flowers, donations may be sent to the Alzheimer’s Association Greater Pennsylvania Chapter, 57 N. Franklin St. Wilkes-Barre, Pa 18701.
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