Obituary of Eileen Ann Harrington
Following a very brief illness, Eileen Ann Harrington passed into eternity peacefully on December 25, 2023, as the Christmas star rose to illuminate the night sky.
Eileen was born on November 15, 1950. Daughter of Roger John and Mary Grace (Loughery) Booth, Eileen grew up in Clifton, New Jersey, attending Clifton Public Schools. She graduated from Fairleigh Dickinson University in Rutherford. Following college, Eileen taught at St. Andrew School in Clifton for seven years. During this time, she married her beloved husband, James M. (Jim) Harrington. The couple recently celebrated their 45th wedding anniversary.
Upon the birth of the couple’s first child, Eileen left the teaching profession and became a homemaker in the truest sense of the word, welcoming all and building people up through her hospitality. The family moved to Montclair in 1986. With her devoted brother, Douglas, and her husband, Jim, she cared for her mother lovingly in their home. Eileen was the loving mother of Maura and Eilish, both of whom she raised with patience, grace, and the most tender care.
Eileen taught at Pilsbury School in Montclair for several years. She was an active member of St. Cassian Parish, organizing events for the school, serving multiple terms on the Pastoral Council, and acting as Rosary Society Treasurer and as a Youth Ministry volunteer. In recent years, Eileen experienced one of her greatest joys: being grandmother to two young lads who adore her.
Eileen was predeceased by her father, Roger, and mother, Mary Grace; her brother Roger; and her father-in-law and mother-in-law, John and Louise Harrington.
She is survived by her husband, Jim; her children, Maura Grace (Peter) Logue and Eilish Rosanna Harrington; her grandsons, Seamus Jude and Ruairi Brian Logue; her brother Douglas G. Booth; and very dear cousins and other relatives, as well as cherished friends.
A Mass of Christian Burial will take place on Saturday, December 30, at 10:30 a.m., at St. Cassian Roman Catholic Church, Montclair. Interment will follow at Immaculate Conception Cemetery, Montclair. There will be no public viewing.
Donations in memory of Eileen may be made to Immaculate Conception Seminary School of Theology, Lewis Hall, 400 South Orange Avenue, South Orange, NJ 07079, attn. Michael Burt (Senior Dir., Seminary Advancement). On the check’s memo line, please write “In memory of Eileen Harrington.”To send flowers to the family or plant a tree in memory of Eileen Harrington, please visit Tribute Store