Date of Birth: 03/20/1920
Date of Death: 07/04/2015
Services: Mass of Christian Burial 10:30 AM Tuesday, July 7, 2015 at New Cassel Retirement Center, 900 N 90th Street, Omaha NE 68114. Burial will be at 4:00 PM on Tuesday at St. Mary's Cemetery in Rock Valley, Iowa.
Visitation: 5:00 to 7:00 PM Monday, July 6, 2015 at John A. Gentleman Mortuaries 72nd Street Chapel, with a vigil service to be held at 7:00 PM.
Memorials are suggested to the New Cassel Foundation.
Omaha. A native of Champaign, Ill., and resident of Sioux Falls, S.D., from 1954 to 1996, when he moved to Omaha. In Omaha, he lived for 16 years at New Cassel Retirement Center and three years at Brookestone Meadows. A graduate of the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign and World War II U.S. Army veteran, he was a reporter and copy editor for newspapers in Rock Island and Galesburg, Ill., and the Sioux Falls Argus-Leader. He worked in public relations for the Sioux Falls Public Schools and led the Minnehaha County Chapter of the American Red Cross. He married Dolores G. Rielly on Sept. 14, 1948 at St. Mary’s Church in Rock Valley, Iowa. Preceded in death by his wife Dolores G. (Rielly) Harrington (1991); parents, Thomas L. and Mary E. (Sullivan) Harrington; half brothers, Leonard, Ralph, Bernard, Earl, George and William Harrington; half sisters, Edna Steffen, Margaret Fleshner, Sr. Dolores Harrington, O.S.B., and Grace Ducey. Survived by children and spouses, Mary and Rick McConville, West Des Moines, Iowa; Margaret Harrington, Los Angeles; Michael Harrington and Jan McCreary, Brisbane, Australia; Thomas and Gina Harrington, Jefferson, Iowa; Emily Harrington, Denver; John and Sylvia Harrington, Waco, Texas; Jane and Martin Beerman, Omaha; and Charles Harrington and Cristina Charney, Olympia, Wash. Grandchildren and spouses, Katie and Jeff Jensen, Clive, Iowa; Casey McConville, West Des Moines, Iowa; Joe and Meghan McConville, Windsor Heights, Iowa; Patrick and Sidell McConville, Los Angeles; Brendan McConville, Des Moines, Iowa; Bridget Harrington, Brisbane, Australia; John and Beth Harrington, Kansas City, Mo.; Don and Chizuru Harrington, Alexandria, Va.; Mary Harrington and Rielly Harrington, Jefferson, Iowa; Emily Harrington, Waco, Texas; William Beerman, Lincoln, Neb.; Ellen Beerman, Omaha; and Kylie Harrington, Olympia, Wash. Great-grandchildren, Hayden and Reagan Jensen, Clive, Iowa; Finnian, Faolan and Miren McConville, Windsor Heights, Iowa; and Declan McConville, Los Angeles.
Visitation with family Monday, July 6 from 5 to 7 p.m., followed by vigil service at 7 p.m., at John A. Gentleman Westside Chapel. Mass of Christian Burial 10:30 a.m. Tuesday, July 7, at New Cassel Retirement Center, 900 North 90th St. Visitation one hour prior to service at New Cassel. Interment 4 p.m. Tuesday, St. Mary’s Cemetery, Rock Valley, Iowa. Memorials to New Cassel Foundation.