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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