In Memoriam


John J. Harrington

John J. Harrington of Cedar Grove, N.J., was born to new life on Oct. 14, 2010, in Montclair, N.J. Funeral services are Monday at 9:30 a.m. from Shook's Cedar Grove Funeral Home, 486 Pompton Ave., Cedar Grove, (973) 239-4489. A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at 10 a.m. at St. Catherine of Siena R.C. Church in Cedar Grove. Interment is at Immaculate Conception Cemetery in Upper Montclair.

Visiting hours are Sunday Oct. 17th 2:00PM to 6:00PM. in the funeral home. Condolences and memories can be shared at  John was born in New York City, attended Holy Name School and LaSalle Academy, and received an engineering degree in 1949 from Manhattan College.

He served in the U.S. Army Air Corps from 1945 to 1947. John was a licensed professional engineer in the states of New York and New Jersey, and a senior member of the Institute of Electrical and Electronic Engineers. He retired as engineer of design of the Port Authority of New York and New Jersey in 1990.

John served on the Cedar Grove Zoning Board. He was a Boy Scout leader and an active member of St. Catherine of Siena Parish, serving as chair of the 50th anniversary committee. He was a recipient of the Pro Meritas Medal in 2000.

John is survived by his wife, Patricia (Martyn) Harrington; his son, John; his daughters, Audrey Collins, Margaret Moscato, and Patricia Harrington; his brother, Joseph, and five granddaughters. He was predeceased by his granddaughter, Laura Moscato; his sister, Catherine Dunbar, and his parents, Margaret (Corkery) and James Harrington of Adrigole, West Cork, Ireland.

In lieu of flowers, donations can be made in his memory to the St. Catherine of Siena School, 39 E. Bradford Ave., Cedar Grove, N.J. 07009, or the Cedar Grove Ambulance and Rescue Squad, P.O. Box 81, Cedar Grove, N.J. 07009.

Published in Star-Ledger on October 16, 2010

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