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Former Select Board Member Mary Harrington passes away at 86

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Callanan Cronin

Mary Elizabeth (Beattie) Harrington, 86, passed away peacefully on December 23, 2022 at Milford Regional Medical Center after a brief illness. A fifth generation Hopkintonian, and a graduate of HHS Class of 1954, she was the daughter of the late John F. and Katherine (Magurn) Beattie.

She is survived by her loving husband of 65 years, William E. Harrington of Hopkinton, her children, Cindy Collette, MaryLou Knox and husband Joe, Kathy Laflash and husband Jim and Dave and wife Vicki Schofield all of Hopkinton.  She is also survived by her grandchildren and great grandchildren, John Collette of Hopkinton, Laura (Tim) Long of Massillon Ohio, Mike (Becky) Knox of Hopedale, Steve Knox and Katherine Knox of Hopkinton, Matt Laflash of New York City, Lucy, Will and Fern Harrington of Hopkinton. Alina Collette of Framingham, Aubrey and Caleb Long of Massillon Ohio, and Brynn and Molly Knox of Hopedale.  Mary is predeceased by her granddaughter Michelle A. Collette and her brother David F. Beattie.

Mary was very active in the Girl Scouts and Hopkinton town government, serving many years on the Zoning Board, Planning Board, Youth Commission, Board of Selectmen and as Hopkinton’s Town Historian and CEO of “The Compound” amongst other endeavors.  In her professional life she was employed at EMC Corp, Aetna, and Dr. John H Duffy DDS.  

Funeral arrangements, entrusted to the Callanan Cronin Funeral Home, will be private at the request of the family. 

Donations in Mary’s memory can be made to the New England Aftercare Ministries – The Bridgehouse in Framingham (https://thebridgehouse.org) or a charity of your choosing. 

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