February 16, 1929 – November 11, 2020
Dona Harrington, 91, passed away on Wednesday, November 11, 2020 at Chapman Place in Fort Wayne, IN. She was born in Grand Rapids, MI to the late Milton A. and Mildred (Chappell) Finkbeiner. She married Francis Harrington on December 6, 1946 and he preceded her in death on February 2, 2011. She worked in the Rectory office at St. Therese Catholic church. Dona was an active member of St. Therese Catholic Church and her faith and family were very important to her. Surviving are her children, Stephen Harrington and Sandra (Fred) Sheets; two grandsons, Greg (Emma) Hetrick and Brian (Becky) Hetrick; three great-grandchildren, Grant, Claire, and Addison Hetrick; and her loving nieces and nephews. Dona was also preceded in death by her son, Robert G. Harrington; and brother, Roger Finkbeiner. A celebration of life gathering will be held in the future when it is safe for everyone to be together. Memorial contributions may be made to Elara Caring, the Alzheimer's Association, or St. Therese Catholic Church. Arrangements entrusted to D.O. McComb and Sons Maplewood Park.
No public services are scheduled at this time. Receive a notification when services are updated.
November 16, 2020
I WANTED TO TELL THE FAMILY HOW MUCH I ENJOYED KNOWING DONA. I HAD MET HER BY WAY OF MY AUNT,
DORIS KISSINGER. DONA HAD ALL THE ITEMS NEEDED TO BE
A GOOD CATHOLIC LADY. SHE LOVED HER FAMILY AND SHE
LOVED OUR LORD. SHE LED HER LIFE WITH AN EXAMPLE ON
HOW WE ALL SHOULD LIVE. I OFTEN THOUGHT OF HER AND FRAN. MY PRAYERS ARE WITH THE FAMILY AT THIS TIME.
November 16, 2020
Steve, so sorry to hear about your mothers passing. We haven't seen each other for years. You and your sister have my deepest condolences. May you have fond memories of your mother for years to come.
November 15, 2020
I spent a week of the blizzard of 78 at the Harrinton’s. My mom called for me to head home because the weather was getting bad. I asked Dona, who I called mom because I practically lived there with Sandy, and she of course said sure. Little did she know I would’ve there a week! It was awesome. She was a special lady. Sandy & Steve you were blessed to have her so long.