Frank Leighton HARRINGTON Jr.
HARRINGTON, Jr., Frank Leighton Frank Leighton Harrington, Jr., 88, passed away peacefully Saturday, February 4, 2017 in Palm Beach Gardens, FL. Born May 26, 1928, in Cambridge, MA, Frank was the son of Frank L. and Louise C. Harrington of Worcester, MA and grandson of Frank C. and Leora L. Harrington of Worcester, MA. Most recently he lived in the Devonshire at PGA National in Palm Beach Gardens, FL. Frank graduated from Phillips Academy, Andover, MA, in 1946, Dartmouth College in 1950, and Harvard Business School in 1952. From 1952 to 1954 he served in the United States Air Force as a 1st Lieutenant. In 1954 Frank joined The Paul Revere Life Insurance Company as a life insurance agent, and went on to become President from 1966 to 1969. He was the fourth generation of Harringtons to serve as President of Paul Revere. Following his career in Life Insurance he became a real estate developer and private business owner. Active in civic affairs he was a Member of the Board of Directors of the Massachusetts Port Authority from 1969-1976, Trustee of the New England Aquarium 1969-1991, Trustee and Treasurer of Tabor Academy 1978 to 1983, and Trustee of Pine Manor College 1966 to 1976. He was a past member of The Worcester Club, Brae Burn Country Club, Webhannet Golf Club, and the Black Brook Salmon Club. Frank will be best remembered by friends and family for his gracious generosity, kindness to others, and ever present sense of dry humor and witty banter. He enjoyed golf, fly fishing, and skiing with his family. He was a voracious reader, avid historian, and a proud Bostonian. He is survived by his sons Frank Leighton Harrington III and wife, Lana of Stow, MA, Brooks Chester Harrington of Maynard, MA, Andrew Heathman Harrington and wife, Elizabeth of Wellesley, MA; grandchildren Frank L. Harrington IV, Gregory C. Harrington and wife, Krystal, Brian D. Harrington, Brooks C. Harrington, Jr., Blair E. Hogan and husband, Robert, Scott H. Harrington and Jeffrey T. Harrington; and great-grandchildren Trevor L. Harrington, Cameron P. Harrington and Robert C. Hogan, Jr.; brothers Thomas B. Harrington of Wilton, CT, George C. Harrington and wife, Diantha of Kennebunk, ME. He is predeceased by his wife of 25 years Sara Grace Heathman of Ft. Myers, FL, and his sister Roxanna L. Stevenson of Fort Worth, TX. A private service for family will be held in Worcester, MA. Memorial donations may be made to the charity of your choice. To express condolences and/or make donations: Visit PalmBeachPost.com/obituaries
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