GARDNER – Raleigh A. Harrington, 94, of 247 Matthews Street, died peacefully Thursday morning, March 18, 2021 in Athol Memorial Hospital.
He was born in South Royalston on February 10, 1927, daughter of the late Arthur and Pearl (Fenner) Harrington. He grew up and worked on the family farm in Royalston and had been a resident of Gardner since 1964.
Raleigh had worked for many years as a sider at the Columbus Home Improvement. He had also worked many years ago on state highway projects. Raleigh enjoyed camping in Maine, spending time with family, family cookouts, making puzzles, gardening and bird watching.
A proud veteran, Raleigh served in both World War Two and the Korean War as a member of the United States Army. He was a member of Ovila Case #905 VFW, Gardner Post 129 American Legion, Fraternal Order of Eagles, Acadian Club, the former South Gardner Historical Society and Gardner Golden Agers.
His wife of 60 years, Martha A. (Kangas) Harrington, died in 2019. He leaves two sisters, Virginia Moore of South Royalston and Shirley Greenwood of Templeton and many nieces and nephews. He was predeceased by brothers and sisters, Edward Hawes, Glen Hawes, Kenneth Harrington, Howard Harrington, Goldie Harrington,, Roger Harrington, Robert Harrington, Stanley Harrington and David Harrington.
Funeral services will be held Friday, March 26, 2021 at 11 A.M. in Stone-Ladeau Funeral Home, 343 Central Street, Winchendon. A calling hour will precede the service from 10 to 11 A.M.
Funeral services will be streamed and may be viewed on the the following link: https://webcasts.lifetributes.com/1128948
Burial, with military honors, will be in Wildwood Cemetery, Gardner.