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Obituary: Helen Harrington

Fri, Jan 8th 2021 07:00 am

Helen Harrington (nee Bradley) of Grand Island passed away on Dec. 26, 2020, at the age of 93.

Born on June 17, 1927, in Niagara-on-the-Lake, Ontario, she was the daughter of the late Stephen Bradley and Marguerite (Hindle) Bradley, and sister of the late Dixie (late Peter) Reuther. Helen was predeceased by her husband of 24 years, Donald L. Kollmar, and her husband of 45 years, Stanford E. Harrington.

Helen was a loving and generous soul and her life revolved around her family. She was an active member in her church, St. Stephen R.C. Church on Grand Island. Helen also loved her bible study groups, volunteering for Meals on Wheels, traveling, playing cards and, most of all, her family.

She touched many lives and will be greatly missed by all those who knew her.

Helen is survived by her children: Kathleen (George) Riddoch, Donald (Marie-Louise) Kollmar, Richard Kollmar, Lynn (Gary) Nelson, Susan Heath, Judy Harrington and Douglas (Lauren) Harrington; grandchildren: Brian (Courtney), Arianna (Erik), Kayli, Jacob, Alyssa, Eric (Courtney), Lindsey, Devon (fiancé Lauren) and Chelsea; and five great-grandchildren.

A memorial Mass will be celebrated at 11 a.m. Saturday, Jan. 9, at St. Stephen Church, 2100 Baseline Road, Grand Island. In lieu of flowers, a memorial fund has been established in her name at St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital.

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