Merle M. Harrington
April 17, 1928 - February 8, 2023
Merle M. Harrington, age 94, of Newark, DE, passed away on Wednesday, February 8, 2023.
Born in Jamaica on April 17, 1928, and raised in Panama, she was the daughter of the late Leopold and Cora (Lindo) Simons. Merle worked as a food service manager at Christina School District for over 30 years until her retirement.
Merle could often be found in her kitchen; she loved to feed people and spent many hours cooking and baking. In her spare time, she enjoyed swimming at the Boys & Girls Club. Merle loved her family immensely, especially her grandchildren, and cherished her time spent with them.
In addition to her parents, Merle was preceded in death by her loving husband of 65 years, Warren Harrington. She is survived by her children, W. David Harrington (Joyce) of Bear and Bonnie King (Peter) of Rehoboth Beach; grandchildren, Kimberly Dietrich (Dave), Tara Schad (Brian), Jennifer King, and Courtney Bigler (Brett); and great-grandchildren, Meghan, Joshua, Jordan, Logan, Taylor, and Brentley.
All services will be held privately.
In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in Merle’s memory to a charity of the donor’s choice.