GRAFTON: Dora M. (LeBlanc) Harrington 64, a loving wife, mother, grandmother and beloved friend, passed away at home with her devoted family by her side on Wednesday, January 16th, 2019 after a long illness.
She leaves her husband George B. Harrington of 47 years, three daughters, Barbara E. Gannon and her husband Raymond C. Gannon, Linda M. Rioux and her husband William Rioux, Melissa A. Mahlert and her husband Donald R. Mahlert and her son Joseph E. Harrington. Her grandchildren: Rachel and Timothy Rioux, Raymond and Christopher Gannon, Joshua and Johnathan Harrington and Jocelyn Hackathon. Her siblings: Alice Bierch, Jeanne Angel, Ann Trottier, Alex, Roy, Robert and Thomas LeBlanc along with multiple beloved nieces and nephews.
She is predeceased by her parents, Edgar J. and Mary L. (Miller) Leblanc of Millbury. Her siblings Rita Jakubiak, Loretta, Linda, Raymond and William LeBlanc and Rose Moore Thibault.
She was born in Worcester on April 23, 1954, raised in Millbury and attended Millbury schools. She worked as a CNA and laundry aid at Millbury Providence House Nursing Home and Lydia Taft where she was beloved by all whom she cared for. She loved snow globes, tulips, enjoyed scenic rides, summer vacations in Maine, going to breakfast, bird watching, puzzles and occasional visits to the casino. Most of all she loved spending time with her family and beloved pets Loki and Asha.
A prayer service will be held Thursday, January 24th at The Baptist Church of Grafton, 1 South St. beginning at 11:00am followed by a Celebration of Life reception at the American Legion located 69 Worcester St. Grafton.
Dora was a dedicated St. Jude Children’s Hospital monthly donor. In Lieu of flowers, please honor her with a donation at stjude.org/donate.