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George “Leo” Harrington

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George “Leo” Harrington III, age 81, of Gaylord, passed away Wednesday, February 9, 2022.

He was born to George and Angeline (Funston) Harrington Jr., on September 25, 1940, in Detroit, Michigan.

Leo loved to spend time with his family.  He enjoyed collecting 1:18 scale model cars. Leo was a kind, generous, gentle soul who will be missed by all who knew and loved him.

He was preceded in death by his parents; and siblings, Edward, Richard, Gerard, Leonard, and Nancy.

Leo is survived by his loving wife of 57 years, Mary Ann (Williams); children, Tony Harrington of Gaylord, Michigan, and Mary (Stephen) Soules of Troy, Michigan; grandchildren, Paige, Nick, Jake, and Erin; siblings, Daniel, Timothy, and Ann.

The family will have a celebration of life at a later date.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to St. Jude Children’s Hospital, 501 St. Jude Place, Memphis, TN 38105.

Arrangements were entrusted to Nelson Funeral Home and Cremation Service, PO Box 1548, Gaylord, MI 49734.

9 comments on “George “Leo” Harrington”

  1. Mary Ann and Family, our hearts are broken by Leo’s passing but he was so fiercly loved. Brian and I are so blessed to have known him and we will always cherish the memories made. Our thoughts and prayers are with you all.

  2. Leo and I went through K-12 at St Frances de Sales school in NW Detroit. He got along with everyone. We hung out a lot in high school. He was in fact a kind, gentle and caring person. I am glad we got back into contact about 2 years ago and met up about 4 times. Heaven is a better place now he is there. My heart goes out to May Ann, his children and grandchildren.
    Chris Vaughan

  3. Leo always made room for us to sit together to catch up. My sympathy as you grieve his passing. Prayers and hugs. God Bless.

  4. Mike and Cindy Saldana

    Leo was our dear friend and neighbor for the past 13 years. He was meticulous at maintaining his lawn and would on occasion drive his mower over to me holding an ice-cold Miller with the biggest smile on his face! Miller Lite was his favorite and he kept a kegerator in the kitchen to prove it! Only God and his son Tony and grandson Nick know how many kegerators we went through during the summer. The coming days will never be the same without you. As difficult as it seems we will remember you every time we tip a Miller Lite in your honor!

    Leo would always say Nostrovia as we chugged our first beer on his back porch!

    Nostrovia, Dear Friend 🙏🏼❤️🙏🏼

  5. Leo’s first words to me were, “Hello neighbor! My name is Leo and I’m 37. My wife Mary Ann is 36…” And from that moment, we fell in love with our new neighbors and neighborhood.

    We were always welcomed over and “step into his office” for a cold beer. The truth is he didn’t like beer. He’d say “I hate this filthy stuff. I just drink it to support the farmers.” Of coarse, he was joking, and would follow with is signature laugh.

    It was truly a privilege to have known him. He will be missed every day. Love to you all.

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