Carmel Patricia Harrington died peacefully in the home of her daughter in Grayling, Michigan, on 3 September 2017, surrounded by her loving husband and children.
Carmel Patricia deHora began her earthly journey on June 15, 1942. She was born into the loving arms of Denis and Josephine in Dublin Ireland. She joined her brother, Denis (Joan), and was soon followed by her brother, Breandan, and her sister, Bernadette (Frank).
A brave and adventurous young woman, she traveled to the United States to be nanny for a young Boston family. While there she met a handsome young sailor, Robert Harrington Jr. (Bob). They married in 1963 and began a lifelong adventure. This adventure included 15 years as a Navy wife and the addition of three children: Denise Riehle (Brian) Grayling, Michigan; Karen Harrington Leesburg, Indiana; and Rob Harrington (Mandie) Indianapolis, Indiana.
In 1972, Carmel became a Naturalized Citizen of the United States and in 2017 she and Bob celebrated 54 years of marriage.
In 2004, they retired to Arcadia, Florida. In Arcadia, Carmel was an active member of St. Edmund’s Episcopal Church. Carmel spent her retirement as an active member of St. Edmund’s Episcopal Church as well as engaging in many activities, such as the arts, live theater, dancing, travel and spending precious time with many dear friends.
A talented seamstress and artist she leaves behind a loving legacy in the form of nine grandchildren: Allen (Christie), Justin (Sara), Maeve (Jon), Bridget (Joe), Caity, Christian, Molly, Aileen, Sean; six great-grand children; siblings Denis and Bernadette; and many adoring nieces, nephews, and friends.
In Heaven, Carmel will join her loving parents and brother, Breandan, who traveled before her.
Memorial Services will be held on Sunday, September 10, 2017, at 2:00 p.m. at All Saints Episcopal Church in Syracuse, Indiana, and then services in Arcadia, will be announced at a future date.
In lieu of flowers, the family requests donations be made to the donor’s choice of the following: Munson Hospice of Grayling, All Saints Episcopal Church of Syracuse Indiana, St. Edmund’s Episcopal Church of Arcadia Florida. Condolences may be sent to the family at www.sorensonlockwood.com Arrangements by Sorenson-Lockwood Funeral Home.