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April 14, 2014

Richard A. Harrington

The Daily Star

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BAINBRIDGE — Richard A. Harrington, 76, formerly of Bainbridge, passed away on Thursday, April 10, 2014, at Chenango Memorial Hospital in Norwich.

He was born on Nov. 13, 1937, son of the late Harold and Blanche (Shirts) Harrington in Norwich.

He graduated from Norwich High School and served honorably in the U.S. Army from 1958 to 1960. Richard worked for Frontier Communications his entire career as a telephone installer, retiring in 1997.

On June 7, 1997, he was married to Betty Newman, who predeceased him in 2001.

In his younger years, Richard enjoyed bowling, golf and fishing. He was also a lover of animals and gumdrops, and a member of the Norwich Elks Lodge.

Richard is survived by his four daughters, Kat Hafner of Dunedin, Fla., Diane and Brian Lussier of Cortland, Stephanie Harrington of Norwich and Claudette Newman and Larry Smith of Gilbertsville; seven grandchildren; and one great-granddaughter; sister, Nancy Smith of Oneonta; first wife, Judith Harrington; as well as nieces and nephews.

In addition to his wife, he was predeceased by his daughter, Wendy Tanner in 2012.

Funeral services will be at 3 p.m. Monday, April 14, 2014, at C.H. Landers Funeral Chapel, 21 Main St., Sidney, NY 13838. Burial will follow in Greenlawn Cemetery, Bainbridge.

In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be directed to any local SPCA shelter.

Condolences may be sent to the family online at

Arrangements are under the direction of C.H. Landers Funeral Chapel, Sidney.