Betty A. (Burt) Harrington

March 28, 1935 ~ January 2, 2022 (age 86)


Betty Ann (Burt) Harrington, beloved wife of the late Francis Harrington, died peacefully on January 2, 2022 at the age of 86.  She was born March 28, 1935 in Westfield, daughter of the late Clarence Burt and Eunetta (Nye) Burt.  She was pre-deceased by her three brothers, Edward, Clarence, and Robert Burt and survived by her sister, Virginia and her husband Eugene Starzic of West Springfield, MA.  Betty leaves behind her five children, Francis and his wife Christine of Southwick, MA, Shawn and his wife Mary of Rocky Hill, CT, Cheryl French of West Springfield, MA, Danielle and her husband Jeffrey Strid of Terryville, CT, and Timothy of Westfield, MA.  Betty was the grandmother of eight grandchildren, Julie and David Harrington, Shawn and Katy Harrington, James French, Jessica and Christopher Hale, and Maranda Harrington.  She was the great grandmother of Ava and Marc Harrington, Brendon French, and Jayce and Briella Secundo.  Betty grew up in Westfield, attended Westfield High and worked very hard in her life as a waitress and hostess and in her later years as a compassionate and caring home healthcare provider to the elderly.  She was a country western music fan with many favorites but played “Crazy” by Patsy Cline finding peace and serenity with the music and lyrics written by Willie Nelson. Betty was truly loved by all who knew her.  She was a devoted wife and a wonderful mother, grandmother, and great grandmother.  She will be deeply missed. Due to Covid, there will be no calling hours at the funeral home, however, all are welcome to attend a mass of Christian Burial which will be celebrated on Thursday, January 6, 2022 at 10:00 am at Holy Trinity Church, 335 Elm Street, Westfield, MA.  Masks are required and a private burial will immediately follow the service.  In lieu of flowers, Betty’s wishes were to encourage people to send donations to JERICHO, The Bureau for Exceptional Children and Adults, P.O. Box 1039, Holyoke, MA 01040.  Arrangements are being handled by the Firtion Adams Funeral Service.  Please visit Betty’s “Book of Memories” at for online tributes.

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Funeral Mass
January 6, 2022

10:00 AM
Holy Trinity Church (335 Elm Street)
335 Elm Street
Westfield, ma 01085

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