VERNON, CT — Arthur “Beanie” W. Harrington, 90, of Vernon, loving husband of 58 years to the late Dorothy (Whitmore) Harrington (Jan. 2012), passed away peacefully on Friday, October 5, 2012 at Rockville General Hospital. Born in Bath, Maine, the son of the late Irving and Nina (Havener) Harrington, he grew up in Phippsburg, Maine and lived in Colchester before moving to Vernon fifty-five years ago.

Arthur worked at the Bath Iron Works before he entered the Merchant Marines, U. S. Coast Guard, during World War II, serving from 1940 to 1945. Prior to his retirement in 1995, Arthur owned and operated the former New England Piping Services Inc. in Rockville for many years. He was previously employed as a foreman at the former Cobra Pipe Supply and Coil Company and the Nutmeg Piping Services where he and his son, Clifton were partners. Arthur was a member of U. A. Plumbers Local #777, Meriden. He worked on many bridges in New England, New Jersey and Pennsylvania with his sons, Clifton and Arthur Jr. and his grandsons, Dana and Robin.

Arthur and Dorothy owned Arrowhead Grove, a summer resort in Salem, Connecticut on Gardner Lake where they rented seventeen cottages during the summer and fall for five years. He was a member of the Hartford Full Gospel Church where he served as Deacon and on the Board of Trustees for over fifty years.

Arthur enjoyed spending many summers at their cottage on the Kennebec in Phippsburg, Maine where they hosted “lobster feeds” and boat rides for family and friends.

He is survived by his beloved children, Clifton O’Donal and his wife Beverly of Colchester, Carol Ann Harrington of East Millinocket, ME, Faith Tracy and her husband Roland of Tolland, Bonnie Szymanski of Rockville, who was Arthur’s caregiver, Arthur Harrington, Jr. and his wife Diane of Rockville, two grandchildren who he helped raise, Joshua and LaToya Szymanski of Vernon, and 13 grandchildren, Cliff, John, Kim, Melissa, Jennifer, Justin, Richard, Scott, Dana, Robin, Melanie, Shane, and Troy; many great grandchildren; a brother, Westley Harrington of Pepperell, MA and many nieces and nephews.

In addition to his wife and his parents, Arthur was predeceased by two brothers, Irving and Mark Harrington of Phippsburg, ME.

He will be greatly missed by all who knew and loved him.

His family will receive friends for calling hours on Thursday, October 11, 2012 from 10 – 11 a.m. followed by a funeral service beginning at 11 a.m. at the Ladd-Turkington & Carmon Funeral Home, 551 Talcottville Road (Route 83), Vernon. Burial will follow in Linwood Cemetery in Colchester with military honors. Memorial donations in his memory may be made to the American Diabetes Association, P. O. Box 11454, Alexandria, VA 22312. For online condolences and guest book, please visit