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July 20th, 2019

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Winifred L. Harrington

May 28, 1926 – January 22, 2019

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Obituaries » Winifred L. Harrington

Winifred L. (Favreau) Harrington, 92, passed away on January 22, 2019. Winnie was born on May 28, 1926, in Waterbury, CT. She moved with her parents Clarence and Marjorie (Beecher) Favreau, and sister, Florence, to West Townshend, VT, where her father ran a printing business, the West River Printing Co. Winnie graduated from Leland and Gray Seminary in 1944 and attended UVM. She later returned to UVM’s School of Cytotechnology in 1975 and subsequently worked as a cytotechnologist at Central VT Hospital. Her first marriage in 1946 was to Richard “Dick” Cobb. They lived first in the Burlington area and subsequently in Montpelier. With Dick, she had three children Steven (& Molly), of Terrace Park, OH, Brian (& Nancy), of Fort Collins, CO, and Debbie (& Harvey) Katz, of Marietta, GA. Besides her three children, she is survived by nine grandchildren, including Elias (CO), Nathaniel (CA), Ellie (CO), Darren (CO), Alex (OH), Martin (GA), Brent (GA), KariLeigh (GA) and David (GA); and many great-grandchildren. She married Robert “Bob” Harrington in 1979, and became good friends with his children Paul, Robert, Ann (deceased) and Harriet. Until 2009, Winnie was a lifelong resident of VT other than brief stints in AZ and FL with Bob. While a resident of her beloved VT, she liked nothing better than to browse in antique book shops and collected hundreds of histories, biographies, geography and travel books, atlases and other nonfiction. And she read everything she collected. When she passed, she was reading books on historical China and the “Hidden History of Vermont,” and a book by environmentalist Wendell Berry. Winnie also loved nature and loved walking and finding nature’s surprises.

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