JoAnn Harrington

JoAnn Harrington

JoAnn Harrington

Mesa, AZ

JoAnn Harrington, 86, of Mesa, AZ passed away in her sleep on April 6, 2024 after a recent stay in the hospital.

JoAnn was born on March 12, 1938 in Cedar Rapids, IA, daughter of Joseph and Sarah Duffie. After graduating JoAnn worked at the Linn County Courthouse before joining Family Service Agency where she would retire. JoAnn was nominated for Cedar Rapids woman of the year in the 1990s for her work at Family Service Agency. JoAnn volunteered at St. Luke’s hospital in Cedar Rapids for many years. After retirement and moving to Mesa, she volunteered at the Banner Gateway Medical Center hospital for over 10 years. She was also an avid bowler and won the 1973 Cedar Rapids city championship in both singles and doubles along with many team titles over the years.

JoAnn is predeceased by her parents Joseph and Sarah, former husband William (Bill) Harrington, sister Betty Kacena and daughter Debi (Carlos) Valenzuela. She is survived by her sons Mark Harrington and Jim (Catherine) Harrington. As well as grandchildren, great-grandchildren, nieces and friends.

Our mom was kind and enjoyed spending time making diamond art the past few years, a hobby she was introduced to by her late daughter. She also enjoyed a good piece of fudge, listening to Frank Sinatra, her family and a simple drive around town with a coffee in hand. She enjoyed people and enjoyed listening to conversations.

She will be deeply missed, but is now at peace with God and her family and friends that have passed before her. May she enjoy eternal life in heaven until we see her again.

A celebration of life will be held at a later date to be determined.

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