Mrs. Rosemarie Mangold Harrington, age 65, of 128 Holmes Rd. Pittsfield, died later Saturday evening, at the Berkshire Medical Center. She was born in Pittsfield, Oct. 18, 1952, the daughter of the late John and Louise Messina Mangold. Educated in the local schools, she was a 1970 graduate of Pittsfield High School. Continuing her education, she received his Associates Degree in Business Administration from Berkshire Community College.
Initially employed at the former England Bros. Store during her high schools years, she then took a position with Berkshire County Savings Bank upon her graduation from BCC.. In 1973, she and her late husband, Kevin O. Harrington, founded the former Yankee Plumbing Co. at 381 Tyler St. which they proudly owned and operated throughout the Berkshires , until his death in 2000.
She became employed with the city of Pittsfield School system shortly thereafter as a Para Professional at Egremont School, retiring in 2016 with 15 years of service. In her retirement, she enjoyed supervising the Glass house at Tanglewood. She was readying the shop for the upcoming summer season.
A communicant of Sacred Heart Church, Rosie enjoyed tending to her homes, both here and in Dennis Port on Cape Cod.
A most compassionate woman, she loved her family first and foremost. Rosie loved to read and always enjoyed the ‘search for a bargain’. At the end of the each school year, she enjoyed walking with her friends throughout the neighborhood.
She and her husband of 25 years, Kevin O’ Harrington, were married Oct. 5, 1974 .
She is survived by her pride and joy, her 2 sons, Jacob K. Harrington of Lenox and Jeffrey D. Harrington of Pittsfield, and her sister, Ann-Louise Florczyk and her husband, Edward, of Pittsfield. She also leaves her nephews Matthew Florczyk of Hancock and Mark Florczyk of Cheshire.
Services: HARRINGTON, Rosemarie, age 65, died April 21st. Calling hours at the DEVANNY-CONDRON FUNERAL HOME will be this THURSDAY from 4 to 7. Funeral services will be held FRIDAY morning at 9:15 am from the funeral home followed with a Liturgy of Christian Burial at 10:00 am at Sacred Heart Church Rev. Christopher Fedoryshyn, administrator, officiating. Burial will follow in St. Joseph’s Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Friends of Tanglewood.