Dorothy P. Harrington

Oct 21, 2013
Dorothy P. Harrington

Washington — Dorothy P. Harrington, 84, passed away peacefully at her home Friday, Oct. 18, 2013, in Washington surrounded by her loving family.

She was born July 13, 1929 in Mapleton, the daughter of the late Herbert and Erma Judkins Hughes. Early in life the family moved to Portland where she attended local schools. After school she married her husband Leroy in 1946. The couple spent some time in Liberty and then moved to Washington where they would spend their whole lives together and raise five children.

She was an avid crafter working on all kinds of projects, she enjoyed spending time working with flowers around her home. Always staying busy she could be found crocheting afghans for members of the family. An avid reader she enjoyed delving into mystery books and had a collection that topped more than 400 titles. A kind and gentle person she loved spending time with her family and friends. She also made many friends with the animals that would visit her house and that she would make sure they all had a little treat. A wizard in the kitchen her children remember her special dishes like spa-ste-ghee that no one could get enough and her famous yeast doughnuts which no one could come close to re-creating as they could never figure out how to get the dough just right so the doughnuts would come out air and fluffy and not dense. She will be fondly remembered and forever missed by all that new and loved her.

She was predeceased by her loving husband of 53 years Leroy Harrington II; brothers Rodney Hughes and Ernest Hughes; grandson Shawn Bartlett; great-grandson Laken Harrington

Survivors include her children Sandra Foster and her husband Don Sr. of Washington, Leroy Harrington III and his wife Pam of Warren, Susan Rogowski and her husband Dan, of Washington, Bruce Harrington and his wife Linda of Georgia, David Harrington and his wife Annette of Washington; sisters Patricia McGlaughflin of Presque Isle; Rebecca Bonenburger of Ohio; brother Herbert Hughes of Scarborough; many grandchildren, great-grandchildren, and great-great grandchildren, as well as many nieces and nephews

A graveside service will be held Wednesday, Oct. 23, at 1 p.m. at Fairview Cemetery in Jefferson on Route 126, with Pastor Tim Lewis officiating.

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