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 Doris W <I>Whiteley</I> Harrington

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Doris W Whiteley Harrington

  • Birth 11 Sep 1916 Lansing, Ingham County, Michigan, USA
  • Death 2 Nov 2012 Philadelphia, Philadelphia County, Pennsylvania, USA
  • Burial Unknown, Specifically: Her interment will take place in Westbury, New York.
  • Memorial ID 101194379

Doris W. Harrington of Philadelphia, Pennsylvania died Friday, November 2, 2012 at Cathedral Village. She was 96 years old. Doris was born September 11, 1916, the daughter of the late William Harold Whiteley and the late Leila Whiteley (nee - Hoeft).

She is the beloved wife of the late William H. Harrington; mother of William H. Harrington and his wife Judy, and Hugh T. Harrington and his wife Susan; grandmother of Cris B. Harrington and his wife Tammy, and Caroline M. Harrington; great grandmother of Jack A. Harrington and Emma G. Harrington; sister of Harry Whiteley and his wife Betty.

Doris was born in Lansing, Michigan and was raised and educated in Rogers City, Michigan, a small town on Lake Huron that is the county seat of Presque Isle County, in the northeast section of the state. She graduated from Rogers City High School and attended Penn Hall Junior College in Chambersburg, Pennylvania, where she received an associates degree in English Literature.

Doris decided to attend Penn Hall after finding out that the students there spent the month of May each year at the Flanders Hotel, a seashore resort in Ocean City, New Jersey. She also received an LPN degree in nursing from Queens College of the City University of New York.

Doris had a number of jobs during her working career. She was a journalist for her father's newspaper in Michigan, she was a research assistant, she was a licensed practical nurse, and she was a teacher's assistant.

She lived for many years in Princeton, New Jersey, where she was a volunteer tour guide for the Princeton Historical Society.

Upon moving to Cathedral Village in Philadelphia in 1997, she was a reader and teacher's assistant at the Shawmont Elementary School in the Roxborough section of the city.

She also was active with the League of Women Voters.

A memorial service will be held on November 30, 2012, at 1:00 PM at St. Mary's Episcopal Church, 630 Cathedral Road, Philadelphia, where she has been a parishioner since 1997.

Her interment will take place in Westbury, New York.

Arrangements and obituary provided by the
Wetzel and Son Funeral Home
6902 Rising Sun Avenue
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania 19111


Published in the "Presque Isle County Advance", Vol 134, #46, Thursday, November 15, 2012, page 7A

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