Enjoyed reading, knitting and doing crossword puzzles

MELROSE — Delma G. Harrington, a longtime resident of Melrose, passed away peacefully at The Elmhurst in Melrose on Saturday, January 22, 2022, at age 99.

Delma was born in Melrose on March 4, 1922, one of three children of the late Gerald E. Harrington and Nilda (Lantz) Harrington. Delma worked for Liberty Mutual Insurance Co. for 45 years as Assistant Manager. After her retirement in 1987, she enjoyed more time reading, knitting, doing crossword puzzles, and gardening. An avid bowler, she loved bowling weekly and served as team manager in her bowling league. Delma was also a longtime member of the First United Methodist Church in Melrose.

Delma was the loving sister of the late Raymond E. Harrington and Barbara E. Schofield. Caring aunt of Todd Harrington and his wife, Tammy, of Derry, N.H.; Glen Harrington of Fla., Gary Harrington of Fla.; Susan Bookach and her husband, Gregory, of Brewster and Barry Schofield and his wife, Deidre, of W. Brewster. Caring great aunt of Samantha, Brian, Kara, Ryan, Joshua, Heather and Aubrey.

Relatives and friends were invited to gather for a graveside service in Delma’s honor at Wyoming Cemetery, 205 Sylvan St., Melrose on Saturday, Feb. 5 at 10 a.m. For online tribute, please go to RobinsonFuneralHome.com.