Obituary: Mary Theresa (McLaughlin) Harrington


PROSPECT – Mrs. Mary Theresa (McLaughlin) Harrington, age 80, of 69 Beach Drive, entered peacefully into God’s care, surrounded by her loving family on Thursday Feb. 3, at Hartford Hospital. She was the widow of Joseph “Fred” Harrington.

Mrs. Harrington was born in St. John, New Brunswick, Canada on Dec. 22, 1930, daughter of the late Leo and Mary (Murphy) McLaughlin. She was retired from VEAM where she worked for many years and was a communicant of St. Anthony’s Roman Catholic Church in Prospect. She was a deeply devoted wife and mother who enjoyed most of all spending time with her family and many dear friends. She also enjoyed reading and music.

Mrs. Harrington is survived by four daughters: Diane Girouard and her husband David of Southington, Joan Grant and her husband David of Danbury, Donna Harrington and her partner Melissa Cook of Newington, and Eileen Auclair and her Husband Gerard of Farmington, two sons: Gerard “Gerry” Harrington and his wife Lynn of Danbury and Patrick Harrington and his wife Ingebor of Bristol, two brothers: John McLaughlin of St. John New Brunswick, Canada and Arthur McLaughlin of St. John, New Brunswick, Canada, a sister in law: Eileen Morrill of Waterbury, 13 grandchildren: Mary, Kenneth, Kelly, Rachel, Colleen, Mark, Laura, Michael, Jared, Jonathan, Matthew, Melanie and Gerard, many nieces and nephews and many dear friends, especially John and Nancy Ksiazek.

The funeral will be held on Monday Feb.  7, at 9:30 a.m. from the Buckmiller Brothers Funeral Home, 26 Waterbury Road, Route 69, Prospect to St. Anthony’s Roman Catholic Church 4 Union City Road, Prospect for a mass at 10 a.m. Family and friends are asked to please meet directly at the church. Burial will be in All Saints Cemetery in Waterbury. Friends may call at the funeral home on Sunday Feb. 6, from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m.

Memorial contributions may be made to the St. Vincent DePaul Society P.O. Box 1612 Waterbury, Ct. 06721.

For more information and online condolences please log on to