Leona M. “Lee” Harrington

Leona M. “Lee” Harrington, 76, of Newark DE passed away on December 10, 2017 after an extended illness.

Lee was born in Warren, PA to Gail and Myra Mead. She was a 1959 graduate of Warren Area High School, and lived in the Warren area for most of her early life. In 1978 she moved with her family to Corona, CA, followed by relocations over the next 25 years to Anaheim Hills, CA; Scottsdale, AZ; and Saint Marys, GA.

She is pre-deceased by her husband of 55 years John C. Harrington III, and her parents. She is survived by a son John (Rebecca) Harrington of Newark, DE; a daughter Lynn Harrington-Kay of Placentia, CA; a brother David (Karen) Mead of Fairview, PA; a sister Sue (David) Cobb of Greensburg, PA; six grandchildren Thomas, Connor and Luke Harrington; Allison, Kurtis, and Jeffrey Kay; and several nieces and nephews.

Lee worked at Warren National Bank (now PNC) after high school, where she first met her future husband John. She was a homemaker during her children’s early years, and also volunteered for the Warren Jayceettes, the Girl Scouts, and the March of Dimes preschool. It was her work with children that led her to start and operate Kids First Pre-school. After moving to California, she was the office manager for the family business, Inland Manufacturing in Riverside, CA.

She loved music and had a wonderful voice. She sang in the A Cappella Choir in high school, and was vocalist for the George Johnson Orchestra at the Marconi Outing Club in Warren. In later years she sang in various church choirs. Leona loved reading, and instilled a love of reading in her family. Her home was always filled with books and magazines covering many subjects.

Leona’s greatest passion was her family and friends. She was a dedicated wife, mother, aunt, and grandmother, and was very involved in their lives, always remembering birthdays, graduations, and special achievements. She cherished hosting family for holidays and other occasions, preparing wonderful meals, decorating her home, and setting the tone for a wonderful time. “Mama Lee” will be deeply missed. She also leaves many friends across the communities where she lived, who will miss her thoughtfulness and warm smile.

The family is greatly appreciative of the care and support provided by the staff at Rockland Place and Vitas Hospice.

Friends may call at the Donald E. Lewis Funeral Home, 304 East Street, Warren, PA, on Saturday December 16, 2017 from 12-1 P.M. Services will be held at the funeral home immediately following at 1 PM, where we will share stories and celebrate Leona’s life. Interment will follow at Saint Joseph’s RC Cemetery. Family and friends are invited to a luncheon at 2.30 PM at the Conewango Club, 201 Market Street, Warren PA.

In lieu of flowers, donation can be made to the Alzheimer’s Association - Leona Harrington ALZ Memorial Fund at:


Submitted by The Smiths on
We wanted to share our condolences with the Harrington family. It is never easy to have to say goodbye to a loved one. The pain of loss can be unbearable. Our Creator promises us that one day this pain will be just a memory. That beautiful promise can be found at Revelation 21:3, 4. Our pain and suffering will be a thing of the past, and we can cry tears of joy as we welcome back the ones that we love so much. We hope you find comfort in those promises.

Submitted by Desiree Sigler on
May your family find comfort as "the hearer of prayer" embraces their heart (Psalms 94:19). Lean on one another for strength and encouragement. We hope that the many cards,hugs,kind words and loving prayers sustains your family during this most difficult time.

Submitted by Rebecca on
Death can bring so many tears and pain, but may your memories bring you comfort. My condolences to you and your family, May you find comfort in these words at Rev 21:4.

Submitted by mariposa canella on
Although, I do not know your family personally , I can sympathize with your sorrow and lost ! I want to share with you the peace and comfort of Gods Promise found in your copy of the Holy Bible. A promise of a happy reunion soon with our dead loved ones , right here on a Paradise Earth! I have lovingly provided below a link that will direct you to this comforting Promise, found in your copy of the Holy Bible .

Submitted by Y. Holland on
"My deepest Sympathy go to the Harrington family, may your memories of your loss loved one comfort you and your family today and always, please take comfort in God's word at 2 Corinthians 1:3 "Praised be the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, the Father of tender mercies and the God of all comfort".