Rose M. Harrington | Obituary


Oct. 4, 1951—Jan. 13, 2022

HUDSON FALLS — Rose M. Harrington, 70, of New Swamp Road, passed away peacefully Thursday afternoon, January 13, 2022, after a long battle with cancer.

Born October 4, 1951 in Jackson, MI, she was the daughter of the late Stanley and Joan (Wilson) Cielen. Rose grew up in Michigan and moved to New York in 1974 where she stayed with her two friends Tonna and Roseann. They spent their 20 years together having a blast, bowling, playing softball and forming new and strong friendships with Dougan, Karen and Chuck.

In 1979, Rose met and began dating Thomas B. Harrington. The friends would go on to spend many loving years together, highlighted by numerous gatherings on Lake Nebo.

Rose and Tom were married in Michigan on June 30, 1984 in the Polish manner, including their ever-famous mock wedding the next day.

Rose worked for over 30 years at Green Mountain Electric, formerly Glens Falls Electric. She loved her job and especially the relationships she built with her colleagues and clients. These relationships meant a lot to her and continue to mean a lot to her family.

Rose enjoyed watching Hallmark movies and reading books in her spare time. She always looked forward to dinners with dear friends on those girls’ nights. She was proud of her Polish heritage and greatly enjoyed polka music. She especially enjoyed the time spent with her granddaughter Lilah, who affectionately called her Bachi. Cooking, cooking and feeding people was his passion, especially the occasional Saturdays with the family cooking pierogies and many Christmas Eve dinners. She has been the “mom” to many over the years, caring for her daughter’s friends and maintaining a special bond with her niece.

Besides her parents, she is predeceased by her stepmother Louise and stepfather Harold.

She is survived by her husband of 37 years, Thomas B. Harrington of Hudson Falls; his daughter Stephanie (Charles) Greenough of Hudson Falls; his beloved granddaughter, Lilah Greenough; his brothers: Alfred (Julie) Cielen and Michael (Cathy) Cielen all of MI. Rose was also survived by her brother-in-law John (Sarah) Harrington of Hudson Falls; and his sister-in-law JoAnn (Robert) Fowler of Argyle; as well as numerous nieces and nephews.

A celebration of his life will be held in late spring or summer.

Memorial donations may be made in his name to the American Cancer Society, PO Box 22478, Oklahoma City, OK 73123.

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