Marjorie J. (Harland) HarringtonJanuary 5, 1926 ~ December 15, 2017 (age 91)
Marjorie H. Harrington
CLIFTON PARK –
Marjorie Jean Harland Harrington, 91, died suddenly on Friday, December 15, 2017 at Ellis Hospital, after being stricken earlier in the evening. She was the beloved and devoted wife of 66 years of the late Robert D. Harrington, who had passed away six days earlier following a long illness.
Marjorie was born in Plattsburgh and raised in Port Henry. She was the cherished daughter of the late Raymond F. and Gladys Gibbs Harland. She graduated from Port Henry High School as Class Valedictorian, and earned her bachelor’s degree in biology and her master’s degree in mathematics from Albany State Teachers College.
Mrs. Harrington was a talented and devoted teacher, who had taught in the South Glens Falls, Queensbury, and for 17 years in the Shenendehowa School systems, where she taught mathematics at Gowana Middle School.
She was a member of Shenendehowa United Methodist Church for over 50 years; the long-time Membership Chairman for the Clifton Park Chapter of AARP; a member of New York State Retired Teachers Association; past member of League of Women Voters; and a past volunteer with Girl Scouts USA in the former Adirondack and Mohawk Pathways Councils, where she had served as a Brownie Leader, Neighborhood Chairman, and two terms on the Board of Directors.
Marjorie loved gardening, and spent hours of quiet time tending to her flowers. She also loved birds, and could identify many by sight, the pattern of their flight, or their song or call. She and Bob travelled all over the world, primarily with Elderhostel but also on their own. Marjorie and Bob loved their little cat, Smokie, but most of all Marjorie cherished her family, and the time spent with them.
Beloved wife of over 66 years to Robert; cherished survivors include her daughters, Linda (Robert) Davis of Columbia, S.C., Pamela (Kenneth) Hannan of Clifton Park and Patricia (Stephen) Freed of Glenville; her sister, Mary Harland Kissel of Ticonderoga; seven grandchildren, Amy (Ed) Pillers, Lt. Col. Eric (Dianna) Davis, U.S. Army, Emily (Christopher) Blauvelt, Sean (Francine) Hannan, Thomas Horne, Ruth Horne (fiancé Nathan Taber) and Rachel Horne; her sister-in-law Joan Harland and brother-in-law William (Cassandra) Miller; also survived by eight great-grandchildren; and many nieces and nephews.
Marjorie is predeceased by her parents, husband and brother Jack Harland.
Funeral services were held on Dec. 19, 2017 at the Shenendehowa United Methodist Church, 971 Rte. 146, Clifton Park. Interment followed in the Ballston Spa Village Cemetery in Ballston Spa.
Those desiring may make memorial contributions in Marjorie’s name to her favorite charity, St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital, P.O. Box 1000, Dept. 142, Memphis TN, 38148-0142.
To leave condolences for the family please visit www.harlandfuneralhome.com.