Dennis F. Harrington

Dennis F. Harrington, 79, of Jupiter, Fla., died Wednesday, July 31, 2013.

Dennis was born July 7, 1934, in Englewood, N.J., to Frank and Elizabeth (nee McCabe) Harrington.

Dennis graduated from Fairleigh Dickinson University with a degree in business administration and graduated from Columbia University with a master’s degree in hospital administration. He was the administrator of Placid Memorial Hospital in Lake Placid and in 1980 was a member of the Winter Olympics Committee.

He was the loving husband of Patricia Vandeweghe Harrington; devoted father of Elizabeth Harrington and her partner Gary Blum, Mia Darrah and her husband Ronald, Dennis; and survived by their mother Beatrice Kniffen Harrington. He was the dear stepfather of Gilbert Straub and his wife Sylvia and Julie Straub Rosen; beloved brother of William Harrington of Ocean Grove N.J. and Fr. Ashley Harrington O.Carm. of St. Cecilia R.C. Church Englewood, ; and adored grandfather of LCPL Nicholas Darrah, USMC, Maggie Darrah, Kyle Rosen, Alex and Ivan Straub.

Visitation will be held form 2 to 4 and to 9 p.m. Monday, Aug. 5 at the Barrett Funeral Home, 148 Dean Drive, Tenafly, N.J. A funeral Mass will be held at 10:30 a.m. Tuesday, Aug. 6 at the St. Cecilia R.C. Church, Englewood, N.J. Interment will be in the Mt. Carmel Cemetery, Tenafly, N.J.

In lieu of flowers memorial donations may be made to The Carmelite Missions, 8501 Bailey Rd., Darien, Ill. 60561. For directions visit