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Reverend Alphonse Timothy "Alph" Harrington
Priest of the Roman Catholic Diocese of Pembroke
The Reverend Alphonse Timothy "Alph" Harrington, priest of the Diocese of Pembroke, died peacefully at the Pembroke Regional Hospital on Monday, August 29th, 2011. Alphonse Timothy Harrington was born in Killaloe, Ontario on August 16th, 1925 to the late James Harrington and Anne Sammon: he was raised by his uncle and aunt, Mr. and Mrs. Sam Coyne. He is survived by Patrick Beggan (brother), Victoria, BC and Sister Helen Smaggus, CSJ. (sister), Pembroke, many beloved cousins, nieces and nephews and a multitude of friends. He is predeceased by his brother Thomas. Father Harrington was ordained to the priesthood at St. Andrew Church, Killaloe on May 24th, 1951. He served as Assistant Priest at Our Lady of Good Counsel Parish in Deep River and at the Cathedral of St. Columbkille, Pembroke. He was then appointed Pastor of Our Lady of the Snows Parish, Stonecliffe, St. James the Great Parish, Portage-du-Fort, St. Anthony Parish, Chalk River, Our Lady of Good Counsel Parish, Deep River, again of St. Anthony Parish, Chalk River and lastly of St. Alphonsus Parish, Chapeau and Missions. Following retirement in 2002, he resided at Marianhill, where he continued to carry out his priestly ministry. Fr. Harrington will be waked at the Neville Funeral Home, 491 Isabella Street Pembroke on Wednesday, August 31st from 7-9 p.m. On Thursday, September 1st, he will be transferred to St. Alphonsus Church, Chapeau for the Solemn Rite of Reception at 2 p.m.; he will Lie in State until 9:00 p.m. The Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated on Friday, September 2nd, 2011 at 11:00 am. Interment to follow in St. Alphonsus Cemetery, Chapeau.