Francis Harrington, 88

Francis Harrington

Francis Harrington

Francis “Frank” Harrington, 88, of Bridgton, formerly of Fryeburg and Gloucester, Mass., died Sunday, March 1, 2015, at the Maine Veterans’ Home in South Paris, after complications from pneumonia and Alzheimer’s.

Born in Boston, Mass., Frank was the son of the late E. Lawrence and Alice (Tully), and stepmother, Emma Harrington.

Frank joined the U.S. Navy in 1943 and served in WWII. He received a BS degree in Business from Northeastern University under the GI Bill.

Frank was well-known in the fish industry as a fish buyer and seller for over 40 years. For many years he worked as a Vice President at Commodore Seafoods and President at Nickerson International.

His love of travel began during his Navy days and continued throughout his fish industry career. Frank traveled to most of Europe, South America, and Japan. Locally, Frank’s adventures included sailing, kayaking and water-skiing on Moose Pond with his family and friends. He also enjoyed biking the roads around the Fryeburg area. He was an avid skier and longtime season’s pass holder at Shawnee Peak in Bridgton. He loved a good game of cribbage and rarely lost. Frank was one of the original and founding members of the Hio Ridge Shores Association and served a term as President. He loved boating, lobstering and clamming, and frequently could be found at Wingaersheek Beach in Gloucester, Mass., in the 80s and 90s.

Frank is survived by his wife, Marilyn of Bridgton, and his sons, Joshua Harrington of Denmark, Mark Harrington and his wife Diane of Burlington, Mass., Paul Harrington and his wife Nancy of North Kingston, R.I.; and his daughters, Meghan Harrington of Portland and Susan Harrington of Delray, Fla. He was predeceased by his daughter Leslie Townsend in 2000. He is also survived by his two half-brothers, Dean Harrington and his wife Terri, of Arlington, Mass., and Lee Harrington and his wife Roberta of Nashua, N.H.; four brothers-in-law, Michael Rindo and his wife Margie, James Rindo and his wife Patty of Pepperell, Mass., David Rindo of Lowell, Mass., and John Rindo and his partner O’Neill of South Beach, Fla.; one sister-in-law, Karen and her husband Robert Shawger of New York, N.Y.; as well as many grandchildren, great-grandchildren, and nieces and nephews.

Services will be private, with a Celebration of Life planned for the spring at Shawnee Peak. Arrangements are made with Wood Funeral Home. Online condolences may be expressed to the family at

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