May 31, 1927 - April 17, 2011
Helen Harrington of Milton-Freewater passed away April 17, 2011, at her home at the age of 83 years. A potluck dinner and gathering for family and friends will be Saturday, April 23, 2011, at 5 p.m. at the Elks Lodge, 611 N. Main, Milton-Freewater. Memorial contributions may be made to the Walla Walla Community Hospice or Meadowood Springs Speech Camp through the Munselle-Rhodes Funeral Home, 902 S. Main, Milton-Freewater, OR 97862.
Mrs. Harrington was born May 31, 1927, in Queens, N.Y., the daughter of Lawrence and Vivian Bruchac Stadelman. She grew up in Queens, where she attended elementary school and graduated from high
school. After her schooling she began working for American Airlines at the Grumman Airport. On Sept. 6, 1952, she married Jim Harrington in Long Island, N.Y. The couple started raising their family and had
lived in Lindenhurst, N.Y., then Farmingdale, Long Island, N.Y., In 1961 the family moved to Lancaster, Calif., and then Palmdale, Calif. While living in Palmdale, Mrs. Harrington worked for Juniper School as a lunch monitor. The family then moved to Milton-Freewater in 1975.
Mrs. Harrington volunteered at the Bread Basket and had worked at the Headmaster Barber Shop. She was a member of St. Francis of Assisi Catholic Church in Milton-Freewater and attended Mass as often as she could. She was also a member of the Moose Lodge in Palmdale, Calif., BPOE #2146 and Emblem Club in Milton-Freewater. She enjoyed playing Bingo, reading and crocheting.
She was preceded in death by her husband on Dec. 16, 2002. Mrs. Harrington is survived by two sons and daughters-in-law, Denis and Amy Harrington, and Dan Harrington and Kathy Rogers all of Milton-
Freewater; two daughters and sons-in-law, Diane and Tim Deseve and Donna and Michael Dunda all of Milton-Freewater; 16 grandchildren; nine great-grandchildren and numerous nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by her parents; two brothers; and two sisters.