Patrick J. Harrington of Goshen, Connecticut passed away Friday, May 22, 2020 at the age of 88. He was born in Torrington, the son of George and Mary (Hayes) Harrington.
Patrick began his life-long commitment to his country with his service in the US Marine Corp, serving in the Korean War. He then went on to work for the Peace Corp, CARE, and USAID. As a project director for the Office of Foreign Buildings, Patrick worked as a government contractor for the US Foreign Service. He was posted to various US embassies abroad until his retirement. Even after retiring, Patrick never lost his wanderlust, traveling whenever the opportunity arose.
Turning each of his experiences into an adventure, Patrick was a wonderful storyteller - full of wit and charm, he entertained friends and family for hours. He was an avid reader of history, particularly books and biographies related to WWII and the Cold War. Because of his extensive travels and experiences, Patrick had gathered a wealth of information on various subjects and enjoyed conversing with one and all.
He is survived by his wife of 35 years, Susan Harrington of Goshen, his sisters Mae Dinielli of Bristol, Kae Perrotti of Torrington, and Gayle Blair of East Lyme. He was the beloved uncle to his nieces and nephew, as well as his sisters- and brother-in-law. Patrick will be sorely missed by those who knew and loved him. Memorial Contributions can be made to Goshen Ambulance PO Box 181 Goshen CT 06756 or Goshen Hospice PO Box 202 Goshen CT 06756.online memorials www.phalenfuneral.com
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