John J. ("Jack") Harrington Jr., 89, of Maplewood, N.J., passed away on Nov. 16, 2018.
Visitation will be at Fern Acres Funeral Home, 72 Willow Ave., Little Compton, R.I., on Friday, Nov. 23, from 5 to 8 p.m.
Relatives and friends are invited to attend the funeral from Fern Acres Funeral Home at 9:15 a.m. with Mass of Christian Burial to follow at St. Catherine Church, 74 Simmons Rd., Little Compton, R.I., Saturday, Nov. 24, at 10:30 a.m. Immediately following Mass interment will be at Our Lady of Fatima Cemetery, Little Compton, R.I.
Jack was born in Providence, R.I., and was a resident of Maplewood, N.J., since 1961.
He received his bachelor's degree from Providence College, and his MBA and Ph.D in finance from New York University. Jack was a professor in finance at Seton Hall University from 1962 to 2011.
He enjoyed teaching, traveling, solving the New York Times crossword puzzle, exploring family genealogy, was an avid stamp and coin collector, loved baseball, and was a lifelong Boston Red Sox fan; but above all loved his family and was happiest at family gatherings.
Throughout his career, Jack filled many roles in both the academic and business communities. His work brought him to several countries, including China, Russia, Italy, and Bangladesh, where he acted as a training consultant on the Rural Banking Commission and served on the National Commission on Money, Credit, and Banking for the Government of Bangladesh.
Jack is survived by his wife, Frances Harrington (O'Neil), his children, Patrick Harrington (Barbara), Frances Robson (James), Stephen Harrington (Margaret), and Keyne Taylor (Jerry), and his brother, James Harrington (Debra). He was predeceased by his two sons, John III (Joan) and James, and his siblings, Edward, Patricia Smith, Thomas, David, and William Harrington.
He was the proud grandfather of Andrew, Eamonn, Rachael (Gilberto), Patrick Jr., Emily, Melissa, Michael, Ian, Meghan, Hope, Nora, Liam, James Jr., and Cole. He was Uncle Jack to many nieces and nephews.
In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to St. Jude Children's Research Hospital.