Eric-William-Harrington

Eric William Harrington

October 14, 1974 - March 16, 2024

Service Details

Calling hours will be held Friday, March 22nd, 2-4pm and 6-8pm at Taylor & Reynolds Funeral Home, 70 Niagara Street, Lockport.  A Mass of Christian Burial will be held Saturday, March 23rd at 10am at St. John the Baptist R.C. Church, 168 Chestnut Street, Lockport.

"May the road rise up to meet you. May the wind be always at your back May the sunshine warm your face, the rain fall soft upon your fields.."

Obituary of Eric William Harrington

Eric William Harrington, of Lockport, passed away suddenly on March 16, 2024. Born on October 14, 1974 in Buffalo, New York to loving parents William and April Harrington.

Eric was a 1992 graduate of Lockport High School where he was an all-star linebacker and the recipient of numerous athletic honors including the Cauda San Marco award and the unsung hero award. He went on to play college football at SUNY Brockport and then in the semi-pro league with the Lockport Invaders. Eric played sports the way he lived life, with intensity, veracity and heart.

Professionally, Eric was an invaluable partner in helping his father build Harrington Service, the family business that thrived in Lockport for more than forty years.

He was the cherished partner of Michelle Kushner. Eric was the loving brother of Tony (Chris) Farina of Orchard Park, Jennifer (Salvatore) Arena of Delray Beach, Florida, and Deborah Farina of Orlando, Florida.

The loss of Eric is devastating beyond words and understood universally as a life lost way too soon. His many cousins, nieces and nephews have lost a family icon, friend, mentor and someone to look up to.

Calling hours will be held Friday, March 22nd, 2-4pm and 6-8pm at Taylor & Reynolds Funeral Home, 70 Niagara Street, Lockport.  A Mass of Christian Burial will be held Saturday, March 23rd at 10am at St. John the Baptist R.C. Church, 168 Chestnut Street, Lockport.

18 Comments

  1. Jeanie Arena on March 19, 2024 at 4:54 pm

    Sending healing prayers and comforting hugs to the entire family. May your happy memories help you through this very difficult time. Jeanie Arena

    • Elizabeth Carpenter on March 21, 2024 at 2:25 pm

      I loved Erik,he had helped me numerous times ,with worry ,worked on my home. I will never forget him. My prayers for his family and friends.

      • Elizabeth Caroenter on March 21, 2024 at 2:41 pm

        I will miss Erik greatly. He helped me with my home and worries. My prayers go out to Bill And April and family, friends. May he be forever happy in heaven.

    • Elizabeth Caroenter on March 21, 2024 at 2:46 pm

      I will miss Erik greatly. He helped me with my home and worries. My prayers go out to Bill And April and family, friends. May he be forever happy in heaven.

  2. Barb Harrington on March 19, 2024 at 6:10 pm

    😢

  3. David and Roxane Kern on March 19, 2024 at 7:38 pm

    Bill and April, very sorry to hear about your son.

  4. Kathleen shanley on March 19, 2024 at 7:45 pm

    Bill & April. So sorry for your loss. Our thought & prayers are with you.
    Kay & Dick Shanley

  5. Sue Caldwell on March 19, 2024 at 8:31 pm

    So sorry to hear about the loss of your awesome son! Sending hugs, prayers and love to you and all of the Harrington family!
    ❤️🙏🙏🙏❤️. Sue Gilbert Caldwell

  6. Sue Caldwell on March 19, 2024 at 8:33 pm

    So sorry to hear of the loss of your awesome son! Sending hugs, prayers and love to you and all of the Harrington family!
    Sue Gilbert Caldwell

  7. Cheryl Rambaud on March 19, 2024 at 9:33 pm

    Bill and April my heart is with you both. Losing a loved one is difficult but losing a child takes a piece of you with them. Find strength in your faith, family and friends. ❤️❤️

  8. Lori Parmenter on March 19, 2024 at 11:52 pm

    Tony, Chris and the entire family, I am so sorry you lost someone so dearly loved. I pray you feel comforted each time you think of Eric.

  9. Paulette Burns Cochrane on March 20, 2024 at 1:13 am

    Heartfelt condolences to Bill, April, family and friends. May your hearts be comforted with your loving memories of Eric and his tenacity and enthusiasm for life.🙏❤️🙏

  10. Michael R Godzisz on March 20, 2024 at 6:48 am

    VERY saddened and shocked, Eric was a Solid Man, Friend, Teammate. He will be truly missed. My Condolences to the Harrangton family. My thoughts and prayers will be with you all. The Godzisz family.
    (Double Thunder)

  11. Michael R Godzisz on March 20, 2024 at 6:56 am

    VERY, saddened and shocked. Eric will be truly missed. Solid Men, Friend,and Teammate. My Condolences to the Harrington family. My prayers and thoughts will be with you all. Godzisz Family
    (Double Tunder)

  12. Scott Vitello on March 20, 2024 at 12:43 pm

    We are so sorry for your loss- our Deepest condolences – sending love and prayers-
    Scott and Ronda Vitello

  13. Erin Gugliuzza on March 21, 2024 at 5:39 am

    I am beyond words, I am so saddened to hear Eric has left this world to soon. Eric was a childhood favorite friend and recently a fellow yogi who cherishing his mother’s linage of healing, yoga, kindness and compassion would also reverberate that into others… His heart was huge. Sending so much love and light to the Harrington family. My heart prayers & healing light go out to his parents and entire Harrington tribe.

  14. Billie Pappas Wilson on March 21, 2024 at 2:40 pm

    So sorry for your loss.
    May his memory be eternal.

  15. Stacy Telesco on March 23, 2024 at 1:39 am

    Sending you all my love and thoughts during this difficult time!!! My deepest condolences!!!!

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