Denis Patrick “Chip” Harrington, of Skaneateles, passed away suddenly on March 12, 2017. Denis graduated from Skaneateles High School and LeMoyne College. At the time of his passing, Denis was employed by the Harrington Metz Company as well as the Skaneateles Town Car Company. In the past, he was employed by early electronic companies, such as Elcom Sales, Skan-A-Matic, and held a corporate position in Rochester. Chip loved spending time on the lake, especially with his daughters, cousins, family, and friends. He had an interest in boats, and he navigated fishing expeditions for Lakeview Charters in Skaneateles. A patriot, Chip was a member of the Sons of the American Legion in Skaneateles. He was a parishioner of St. Mary’s of the Lake Roman Catholic Church, where he was also an usher.
Denis Patrick was predeceased by his loving mother, Susan M. Harrington in 2015.
Denis is survived by his beloved daughters, Elizabeth (Tony) Traiforos, of Germantown, MD, and Robin (Nate) North, of Skaneateles. He is also survived by his two precious grandchildren, Antonia and Nicholas.
In addition, Denis is survived by his loving father, Denis J. Harrington, of Skaneateles. He is survived by his brother, John (Lynn) Harrington, of Chittenango, and three sisters: Kathleen (Tom) Austin, Kelly (Joe) O’Hara, and Mary (Rob) Metz, of Skaneateles, who already miss their kind, caring, and fun loving big brother. Also survived by his aunt Nancy (Richard) Cute, of Cortland, and uncle Dr. George (Alicia) Mason, of Florida.
Denis also leaves behind 11 excellent nieces and nephews, including Jon, Chloe, and Chelsea Metz, Lilli Harrington, Tia (Oscar) Rodrigues, Jennifer (Jack) Bullard, Lindsey O’Hara, Amelia O’Hara, Kevin (Amy) Austin, Bridget (Steve) Austin, Mason (Vanessa) Austin. Surviving also are loving cousins Karen (Michael) Dudden, Lynn (Mark) Sinicropi, and Timothy (Marilyn) Donovan, all of Auburn, and numerous dear friends, far and near. If you were lucky enough to know him, you were lucky enough!
A Mass of Christian Burial will be held at 10:30 a.m. on Friday, March 17, at St. Mary’s of the Lake Church, Skaneateles, followed by a luncheon. Burial will take place in St. Joseph’s Cemetery, in Auburn, NY.
Donations may be made to the Grandchildren’s Fund at Robert D. Gray Funeral Home or to SAVES, 77 Fennell St, Skaneateles, NY 13152.