Name     Robert P. Harrington
      September 3, 1941 - April 7, 2018
Service Information     A Celebration of Bob’s Life will be held at a later date.
Memorial Donations     In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made in Robert’s name to the Curtis Tufts Alternative School, 437 Main St., Medford, MA 02155.


Bob Harrington died April 7, 2018 at the Mt. Auburn Hospital with loving family by his side. Much loved son of the late Francis and Lillian Harrington. Bob is survived by his beloved wife Kathy Wheeler, cherished siblings Pat MacDonald, Elaine Harrington, Danny Harrington and wife Barb, Janice and husband Garrett Tingle, and sister-in-law Theresa Harrington. Predeceased by his brother James "Harry" Harrington. Bob also leaves many nieces and nephews and their children, he loved them all so much. Bob was a graduate of Rindge Tech and Northeastern University. He served in India in the Peace Corps for two years. Bob taught high school special needs students in the Cambridge and Medford Public Schools. He helped start the Curtis-Tufts Alternative School, an alternative high school where he taught for 22 years before retiring, Bob was a dedicated, compassionate teacher and coach. Bob loved to travel, especially to anyplace warm with a beach. He and Kathy explored many islands in the Caribbean and Hawaii. Their last trip together was to Charleston, SC this winter for three months. The family would like to thank all of the doctors at Harvard Vanguard who have given him such good care over the years, and the doctors and nurses at the Mt. Auburn ICU and Dr. Weinstock who cared for him with such compassion and dignity during his last days. We miss him dearly, but his great and kind spirit and soul will be with us always. A celebration of his life will take place at a later date. In lieu of flowers donations can be sent to The Curtis-Tufts Alternative School, 437 Main Street, Medford, Mass. 02155 in Bob's name.