Leona M. “Lee” Harrington, 76, of Newark, DE passed away on December 10, 2017 after an extended


Lee was born in Warren, PA to Gail and Myra Mead. She was a 1959 graduate of Warren Area High

School, and lived in the Warren area for most of her early life. In 1978 she moved with her family to

Corona, CA, followed by relocations over the next 25 years to Anaheim Hills, CA; Scottsdale, AZ; and

Saint Marys, GA.

She is pre-deceased by her husband of 55 years John C. Harrington III, and her parents. She is survived

by a son John (Rebecca) Harrington of Newark, DE; a daughter Lynn Harrington-Kay of Placentia, CA; a

brother David (Karen) Mead of Fairview, PA; a sister Sue (David) Cobb of Greensburg, PA; six

grandchildren Thomas, Connor and Luke Harrington; Allison, Kurtis, and Jeffrey Kay; and several nieces

and nephews.

Lee worked at Warren National Bank (now PNC) after high school, where she first met her future

husband John. She was a homemaker during her children’s early years, and also volunteered for the

Warren Jayceettes, the Girl Scouts, and the March of Dimes preschool. It was her work with children

that led her to start and operate Kids First Pre-school. After moving to California, she was the office

manager for the family business, Inland Manufacturing in Riverside, CA.

She loved music and had a wonderful voice. She sang in the A Cappella Choir in high school, and was

vocalist for the George Johnson Orchestra at the Marconi Outing Club in Warren. In later years she sang

in various church choirs. Leona loved reading, and instilled a love of reading in her family. Her home was

always filled with books and magazines covering many subjects.

Leona’s greatest passion was her family and friends. She was a dedicated wife, mother, aunt, and

grandmother, and was very involved in their lives, always remembering birthdays, graduations, and

special achievements. She cherished hosting family for holidays and other occasions, preparing

wonderful meals, decorating her home, and setting the tone for a wonderful time. “Mama Lee” will be

deeply missed. She also leaves many friends across the communities where she lived, who will miss her

thoughtfulness and warm smile.

The family is greatly appreciative of the care and support provided by the staff at Rockland Place and

Vitas Hospice.

Friends may call at the Donald E. Lewis Funeral Home, Inc. 304 East Street, Warren, PA, on Saturday

December 16, 2017 from 12-1 PM. Services will be held at the funeral home immediately following at 1

PM, with Rev. William Beatty, Pastor of Grace United Methodist Church, officiating, where we will share

stories and celebrate Leona’s life. Interment will follow at Saint Joseph’s RC Cemetery. Family and

friends are invited to a luncheon at 2.30 PM at the Conewango Club, 201 Market Street, Warren PA.

Email condolences may be sent by visiting www.lewisfuneralhomeinc.com

In lieu of flowers, donation can be made to the Alzheimer’s Association – Leona Harrington ALZ

Memorial Fund at: