Family Login:

Maureen H. (Fitzgibbon) Harrington

Share This Obituary
Send Flowers
  Designs by Lorraine<br/>65 Main Street<br/>Millis, MA<br/>508-376-5262

Memories & Candles

“Dear John, We were saddened to hear of the loss of Maureen. Our deepest sympathies to you and all the family. Ar dheis Dé go raibh a h'anam dílis. ”
1 of 17 | Posted by: Baseball Ireland

“As a member of the USS Charles Ware reunion member. I want to have the family know we send our love and support to Maureen's family. ”
2 of 17 | Posted by: Helen Benoit-Schultz - Acme, WA

“Mr. Harrington and Family,Our condolences to all. Mrs. Harrington was a special person to many people, and she leaves a family full of love and...Read More »
3 of 17 | Posted by: Jim Estes - Friend

“So sorry John ad Family.Sam and I send our love and prayers .Maureen was such a joy to be with . We had many laughs and will remember her fondly ....Read More »
4 of 17 | Posted by: Sharon and Sam Tamposi - Friend

“John and Family, so sad to hear of Maureens passing. Our prayers are with you and yours. Could not attend her wake as Harry is not well. ”
5 of 17 | Posted by: Harry and Pat Aaron - Friend

“I am the other Maureen Harrington, sister-in-law. I have to say to , John, and the kids, Debbie, Brian and Sean, I am so sorry . Maureen was a great...Read More »
6 of 17 | Posted by: Maureen Harrington - Family

“I was so very sad to hear about my aunt, Maureen. She was such a beautiful soul - she was warm, fun, spirited, and always had a light about her. I...Read More »
7 of 17 | Posted by: Meghan Collins - Needham, MA

“Maureen was a wonderful woman. May God rest her soul. May your loving memories comfort you during this time. I'm so sorry for your loss. My...Read More »
8 of 17 | Posted by: Marlene Shea - Friend

“Maureen was one of God's angels. She was always gracious, compassionate and loving. Her concern for others was constant. Our deepest condolences to...Read More »
9 of 17 | Posted by: Jim and Terry Orcutt - Easton, MA

“Maureen was surely one of the nicest people we ever had the pleasure of knowing. She always greeted us with such warmth and the most charming smile...Read More »
10 of 17 | Posted by: Mary Jane Beauregard - Friend

“John and Family, my prayers and condolences to all. So very sorry for your tremendous loss. ”
11 of 17 | Posted by: Joan Milford - Naples, FL

“I was very sorry to hear this, and my sincere condolences. Mrs. Harrington was a wonderful neighborhood mom to all in Fairway Acres. My prayers are...Read More »
12 of 17 | Posted by: Bill Gagliard - Neighbor

“Our heartfelt thoughts and prayers to the whole Harrington families. Maureen was loved by us all. Her kindness and love will always be in our lives....Read More »
13 of 17 | Posted by: Joyce and Lou Jacobs - Family

“Im so sorry to hear about Aunt Maureen. She was a special person to me. She always asked how was I doing and had real empathy. She also had a lot of...Read More »
14 of 17 | Posted by: Karen Harrington - Wrentham, MA

“A wonderful tribute to wonderful woman. Our condolences and prayers for all of the Harrington family. ”
15 of 17 | Posted by: Michael McAvoy - Friend

“Mr. Harrington, Debbie, Brian and Sean, I am so sorry for your loss. She was such a beautiful soul, so full of love and laughter. A day was always...Read More »
16 of 17 | Posted by: Jimmy McAvoy - Friend

“Im so sorry to hear about Maureen my aunt. She was funny,and caring and loved her family with every ounce. I always looked forward to seeing her at...Read More »
17 of 17 | Posted by: Karen Harrington - Family

HARRINGTON, Maureen H. (Fitzgibbon), of Westwood died unexpectedly on December 1st, 2020. She originally hailed from Jamaica Plain, lived in Hyde Park for several years after marrying and finally landed in Westwood, MA, which she called home for the last 53 years. She also spent a great deal of time in Falmouth, MA and was a regular on Racing Beach during summer afternoons.
Maureen is survived by her devoted husband of 61 years, John, daughter and son-in-law Debra and Kevin McNulty of Westwood, son and daughter-in-law Brian and Jessica Harrington of Waban, MA and son and daughter-in-law Sean and Laura Harrington of Millis, MA. She is also survived by two sisters, Carole Gagnon also of Westwood, and Geraldine Fitzgibbon of Wrentham, MA.
"Nana Maureen" was the matriarch of a diverse and loving extended family including grandchildren Michael, Ryan, Erin and Catherine McNulty of Westwood, Madeleine, William and Lily Harrington of Waban and Sean, Caroline, Aidan and Luke Harrington of Millis. Her family also includes numerous nieces, nephews and cousins.
Maureen was a consistent positive presence in the lives of her grandchildren and each interaction with them filled her (and them) with joy. She was extremely proud of each and every one of them. Her life was full being a regular spectator at their football, soccer and baseball games. She loved attending their plays, dance and music recitals.
Maureen's superpower was love—it was unconditional and without limits and was often manifested in large hugs. She embraced her family with empathy, caring, wit, wisdom and a dose of Irish practicality whenever needed. She laughed like hell, sometimes to the point of tears. She had an incredible soft spot for babies—and at one time in her life volunteered to hold babies whose moms were fighting addiction issues. She always had a spare tissue up her sleeve, readily available for the person that needed it.
Maureen was always proud of her first job for the Salada Tea Company, where she performed administrative duties and was a tea-tester. From there she quickly moved into more leadership roles, including mother and finally grandmother. Her performance ratings in these two roles were always exceptional. From her armchair, she also proved to be both a capable football coach for Boston College and field manager for the Red Sox.
Despite marrying a Navy veteran, Maureen hated boats. And despite being a world traveler, she hated to fly. Her neon green Blizzard skis left an indelible mark on the trees lining the slopes of Stowe, VT during the 1970's. Fear never stopped her from going on trips to Disneyworld, or yearly trips to the Caribbean with her extended family.
The things that mattered most to Maureen were her family, friends and her faith. A perfect day for her always included one or more of these, along with fantastic food and drink. She will be sorely missed.
Relatives and friends are invited to attend visiting hours in St. Timothy's Church, 650 Nichols St., Norwood on Friday December 4th from 3-7pm. A Funeral Mass and burial will be private for family only.
Please omit flowers, donations may be made in Maureen's memory to My Brother's Keeper, P.O. Box 338, Easton, MA 02356.