June M. Harrington

June M. Harrington, 83, passed away on February 12, 2021 surrounded by family after a hard-fought battle with cancer which often left her alone due to the unconstitutional restrictions currently being forced upon our elderly in their darkest hour. Born on June 1st in Quincy, MA she was the daughter of the late Martha (Cushing) Harrington and Franklin D. Harrington and sister of the late Douglas F. Harrington, Sr. Raised in East Providence, Rhode Island, she graduated from St. Joseph’s School of Nursing and went on to earn advanced degrees from NYU and Boston College, eventually working her way to Chief Nurse and Administrator for the Department of Veterans Affairs.

June had a wanderlust that defined her very being. She travelled to all seven continents and bravely visited China, Jerusalem and Moscow at the height of the Cold War. June was an author whose seminal work “American Nursing and the Failed Dream: A Critical Assessment of Nursing Education in America” is still used in academia today. She was also a frequent contributor to newspaper Commentary pages and cared greatly for the Republic of the United States of America. And, of course, for the New England Patriots, too.

Outliving her spouses, June is survived by her loving nieces and nephews, F. Dean Harrington of Rumford, Daniel F. Harrington of Warwick, Donna C. (Harrington) DiFilippo of Pawtucket and Douglas F. Harrington, Jr. of East Providence and their many children and spouses, who loved their venerated, yet quite eccentric aunt. She was also the aunt of the late Dianne C. (Harrington) Enos.

The family would like to express their gratitude to Donna C. DiFilippo for becoming caretaker, friend and daughter to June in her final days as well as her neighbors at Pasek Estates in Attleboro and the gentle angels of Hope Hospice. Funeral services will be private. In lieu of flowers and like gestures the family respectfully asks you to consider writing a Letter to the Editor or similar action to buttress our Republic in these days of bewilderment. For this was June’s passion.


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Danielle Harbour from Attleboro wrote on February 19, 2021 at 7:00 am
It sounds like Aunt June lived a wonderful life and she was well loved. I truly wish I would have met her. I will absolutely write a letter as she wishes. May her spitfire memory live on in all of your hearts. My deepest condolences on your loss.
Ann Meier wrote on February 19, 2021 at 5:46 am
My sincere condolences to the Harrington family. May June forever be remembered for the joy in her heart, the smiles, laughter, and kindness she shared with everyone over the years. Take comfort in knowing that June now rests in God's loving care. Isaiah 26:19: Psalms 37:29
Diane Stephani Greer from East Patchogue wrote on February 18, 2021 at 9:26 pm
First off, I am sending Prayers in thanksgiving for the life of such a wonderful Aunt June. I am sending hugs and love and prayers for grace and strength on your journey reflecting on her life and all the people she touched. She sounds like a brilliant and extremely strong woman. Talk to God and tell him how you feel and what you need; God is with you all. Sending love and please know my heart is with you 💟🛐☮️
Louise Smith from Davenport, Fl wrote on February 18, 2021 at 7:50 am
Dear Dean, Danny Donna and Douglas, so sorry to hear about Aunt June. I have very fond memories of her when I was young. May she rest in peace.
Annie Agresti from Rumford RI wrote on February 18, 2021 at 7:49 am
Aunt June will be missed by all the lives she touched, I always loved seeing her at family function and getting a hug from her. May she Rest In Peace. Love Annie
John and Koreen Vaz Jr. from Prosper TX. wrote on February 17, 2021 at 4:51 pm
To the Harrington Family. We are sorry for the loss of your Aunt. May God Bless and comfort you all.