Regina Harrington, CSJ

We remember her in the opening of the buds and in the rebirth of spring.

July 4, 1926 – May 6, 2020

Sister Regina Harrington was born in Boston in 1926 to John and Regina Harrington.  She was the devoted sister of her late brother John and her sister, Sheila, with whom she spoke at least once a day.

In her 74 years as a Sister of St. Joseph, Regina was missioned as a teacher at Immaculate Conception E. Weymouth, St. Aidan, Brookline, St. Catherine Norwood, as a Director of Religious Ed at Sacred Heart Newton, and Our Lady of Good Counsel, Quincy where she also served as a Pastoral Associate.  Additionally, for ten years, she served as a Pastoral Associate at the Dolan Funeral Home, Milton.

Regina was wise, regal, gracious, invested, and faithful.  Many considered her a close and cherished friend.  She cared deeply about others and had a special love for her many nieces and nephews who were filled with stories of both her high standards and unconditional love.  Students who wrote in tells of a favorite teacher, one who WAS her elementary school experience, another who describes her as a pencil in the hand of the Lord.

Always a learner, Regina was open to expanding her understanding of our God, and evolving explorations about our interconnectedness, our unity in God.

A favorite quote adorned her bedroom wall, which is for us, her getting in the last word, and sentiment. “I thank you for counting me worthy to stand in your presence and serve you.”  We thank you, Regina, for your love, your presence, and your service.  We have been blessed.

Given by Betsy Conway, CSJ

May 16, 2020