Obituary of William P. 'Bill' Harrington

WILLIAM P. "BILL" HARRINGTON - of Woburn, April 21st, sixty-five years of age. Beloved husband of Maryalice (Collins) Harrington. Dear son of the late Bernard F. and Margaret M. (Finnegan) Harrington. Cherished brother of David F. Harrington, his wife Kathy of Groton, and Jane (Harrington) Tschirhart, her husband Tim of North Andover. Special uncle to Kara and Noreen Harrington, and Emma and Julie Tschirhart. At the request of the family, a Celebration of Bill's life will be announced at a later date. Interment is private. In lieu of flowers, remembrances may be made in Bill's honor to the Kaplan Family Hospice House, 78 Liberty St., Danvers, MA 01923.


“Say not in grief ‘he is no more’ but live in thankfulness that he was.” - Hebrew proverb

William “Bill” Harrington passed away Friday evening, April 21st after a brief but very serious illness at the Kaplan Family Hospice House in Danvers. He was 65 years of age.

Bill loved the great outdoors and enjoyed activities such as white water rafting, hiking, deep sea fishing, winter mountain climbing, scuba diving and skydiving. In spite of his devastating skydiving accident twenty one years ago, he took on the challenge of recovery with dignity, humor, and kindness. His favorite part of recovery and rehabilitation was wearing his eye patch so the little ones thought he was a pirate…ARRRR!

For thirty two wonderful years, Bill was married to his wife Maryalice. Born and raised in Woburn, Bill was one of three siblings. His sister Jane Tschirhart who resides in North Andover with her husband Tim and their children Emma and Julie; also brother to David Harrington of Groton where he lives with his wife Kathy and their children Noreen and Kara.

Bill was an inspiration to all and had a life well lived. At a date to be decided, an afterlife celebration will be held at our home for family and friends.

In lieu of flowers, a donation to the Kaplan Family House, 78 Liberty St., Danvers, MA 01923 would be appreciated, as their kindness, peace, and calmness deserves our gratitude.