Edith “Pat” Harrington, 67, passed away Friday, September 30. Born on December 30, 1943 in Norfolk, VA, she was the daughter of the late Wilfred and Ruby Hines Meekins. She was a 1966 graduate of Longwood Colleges and spent 20 years working with H&R Block. Then Pat took a temporary position with the city, and became the General Voter Registrar for Virginia Beach, where after years of dedicated service, she retired. Edith enjoyed spending time with her grandchildren, gardening, traveling, and reading.
Besides her parents, she was preceded in death by her father in law, Frank Harrington.
She is survived by her loving husband of 45 years, Frank B. Harrington; two sons, Michael and his wife, Wendy, and Matthew Harrington; two grandchildren, Krystin Harrington, and Michael Harrington, Jr.; a sister, Pamela M. Spangler; three nieces, Christina Vance, Caroline Hairfield, and Lisa Armstrong; five nephews, Jeff and Ronnie Vance, Christian Hairfield, and Greg and Mark Humphreys; step-mother, Donna Ward Meekins; mother-in-law, Elva Harrington; sister-in-law, Marcia Humphreys and her husband, Lon; brother-in-law, David Harrington; and many more friends.
The family would like to express their gratitude to Dr. Michael Lee and his staff, and all of the doctors that have assisted in caring for her and her family.
In lieu of flowers, donations may be sent to the Chesapeake Beach Rescue Squad or a charity of your choosing. A memorial service will be held on Friday, October 7th, at 11 A.M. at Baylake United Methodist Church, 4300 Shore Drive, Virginia Beach, 23455. Interment will be private.
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