Obituary of Gail Ann Harrington
Gail Ann Harrington, 77, of Burlington, passed away unexpectedly on Wednesday evening, May 26. She was the devoted wife of Joseph L. Harrington, Jr.
Raised in Everett, she was the daughter of the late Joseph, and the late Marie Theresa (Fiorino) DeAngelis. As a young lady, Gail had a talent for drawing and artwork. She also participated in the color guard at the Immaculate Conception Church in Everett, which is also where she married her husband, Joe, on June 17, 1967.
In their early years, Gail worked at Liberty Mutual. Before children, she enjoyed tent camping with her husband Joe, in New Hampshire and Virginia. Later she loved cabin and popup tent camping with her family in Sandwich, Cape Cod. She loved cooking by the campfire.
Gail was a devoted and loving mother, always putting her family first. She loved hosting celebrations and family get-togethers, gathering all those around her. Gail had a passion for cooking, and would prepare for days cooking cookies, her famous gingerbread houses, and feasts for holidays and celebrations.
Later in life, Gail was very proud to have enrolled in Nursing School at the Lawrence Memorial Hospital School of Nursing . She worked for several years as a nurse at the Lawrence Memorial Hospital, and later at local nursing homes before retiring to take care of her grandchildren. Spending time with and caring for her six grandchildren was her life’s greatest joy.
Gail loved spending time in Maine, especially in Ogunquit at the beach. Most of all, she devoted her life to her family.
In addition to her husband Joseph, Gail is survived by her four children, Kimberly Harrington-Dean and her husband Marques Dean of Fitchburg, Joseph L. Harrington, III and his wife Allison of Scituate, Lori Harrington and her husband Lee Gazourian of Lexington, and Jason Harrington and his girlfriend Alyssa McGee of Woburn. She is also survived by six grandchildren, Zoe, Gillian, and Maya Harrington, and John, Emily, and Sydney Gazourian. She was the sister of Patricia Brice-Giarrusso of Hingham and her late husband William; Joseph DeAngelis of Taunton and his late wife Yolanda; and the late Carol Borrelli and her husband Angelo Borrelli of Malden.
Funeral from the Edward V. Sullivan Funeral Home, 43 Winn St., Burlington on Wednesday, June 2 at 9:00 am, followed by a Mass of Christian Burial in St. Barbara’s Church, 138 Cambridge Rd., Woburn at 10:00 am. Visiting hours Tuesday, June 1 from 4-8 pm. Burial will be at the Chestnut Hill Cemetery, Burlington. The family is requesting that guests wear masks at the visitation at the funeral home and the funeral mass
Contributions in Gail’s memory may be made to St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital, 501 St. Jude Pl., Memphis, TN 38105
Edward V. Sullivan
43 Winn Street
Burlington, MA 01803
Ph: (781) 272-0050