John 'Jack' Harrington Jr

John (Jack) Harrington Jr., 76, of Ft Lauderdale FL (formerly of Avon, MA), passed away on Thursday, November 11, 2021 at Holy Cross Hospital, Ft Lauderdale FL after many years of coping with COPD. Jack is survived by his loving sister, Diane Linfield and her husband Charles Linfield of Norway, ME as well as his nieces Karen Doherty and Lyn Delaney of Plymouth, MA, Dale McMahon of Revere MA, nephews James Delaney of Mesa, AZ and John Linfield of Norway, ME. Jack also leaves (9) great and (6) great, great nieces and nephews. Sadly, Jack was predeceased by his partner Sidney Blanchard and his sister Marilyn Delaney. He also leaves behind many cherished and faithful friends and neighbors.

Jack will be remembered for his sarcastic wit, his unending charm, and his perseverance in life. He had a warm smile and a tight embrace for everyone he knew or met. Jack lived in Florida for 20 years after retiring from the Federal Reserve Bank in Boston with a career spanning more than 30 years. He was a rebellious young man who loved life, chatting with others and was immensely kind to all. Jack was involved in AA, the Sunshine Community Church, Prime Timers and LGBTQ organizations. Jack was a talker and loved being the greeter or dine-around organizer for many of these groups. Loved socializing and was a fixture in the lobby of his condo building as an unofficial greeter for Embassy Towers. Above all, he was a devoted and loving brother, uncle and friend to so many.

Donations may be made in Jack’s memory to St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital or Voices for Children of Broward County.

Funeral services in Massachusetts will be private. A Celebration of Life will be planned at a later date in Ft. Lauderdale, FL.


First Name: Elenor
Last Name: Denker
City: Fort Lauderdale
State: FL
Country: United States
Entry Date: 11/18/2021

Jack has been a wonderful next-door neighbor ... whether on our daily walks a few years ago or more recently our frequent conversations, Jack was always generous, inquisitive, and supportive. "Mi casa es tu casa" he always told me.

In our building, for many years, he met with friends in the lobby every afternoon. His cheerful "good afternoon", warm smile, and sincere greeting set a tone of true community amongst the residents.

He will be much missed by all of us.

First Name: Richard
Last Name: Francis
City: Fort Lauderdale
State: FL
Country: United States
Entry Date: 11/18/2021

Jack was a gentle soul and a great neighbor. May God continue to bless and keep him.

First Name: Nancy
Last Name: Chevres
City: Fort Lauderdale
State: FL
Country: United States
Entry Date: 11/18/2021

I will never forget Jacks welcoming greeting when I first moved to the building. He loved, my then companion Zeus, and was usually the first one at Maureen’s gatherings. What a joy was to meet him and become friends… I’m thankful for the memories and the many gatherings we enjoyed, it was truly a privilege to be welcomed as part of they little group.
You’ll be missed cheerful and loving friend!!
Rest In Peace, until we meet again!

First Name: Jeff
Last Name: Brittingham
City: Columbus
State: OH
Country: USA
Entry Date: 11/19/2021

Jack was one of the kindest and most generous people I have ever know. I will greatly miss him. Morning coffee just won't be the same without him.

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