John W. “Jack” Harrington, 83, of Palatine and formerly of North Riverside and Westchester, died Oct. 17, 2013.

Mr. Harrington was a firefighter in North Riverside, Riverside and Stickney, a paramedic CPR instructor and a Catholic deacon and chaplain. He also served in prison ministry and Special Religious Development (SPRED) for the Archdiocese of Chicago.

He was the husband of Janet (nee Venturelli); the father of Jack (Ninfa) Harrington, Maureen Harrington, Mark (Rose) Harrington, Jeff (Karen) Fantozzi, Marion (Mark) Knoblich and Steven Harrington; the grandfather of John (Anne), Ninfa (Val), Danielle (Carlos), Steven, Donny, Shannon, Fara, Timothy, Hailey, Dawn, Amy, Laurel, John and Peter; and the great-grandfather of Jack, Charlie, Lia Bee, Brady, Evelyn, Lia Faith and Natalia.

A funeral Mass was celebrated Oct. 22 at Mater Christi Church in North Riverside, followed by interment at Queen of Heaven Cemetery in Hillside.

Memorial donations are appreciated to Special Religious Development, Archdiocese of Chicago (SPRED), 2956 S. Lowe Ave., Chicago, Ill. 60616 or St. Vincent DePaul Society, c/o Mater Christi Church, 2431 10th Ave., North Riverside, Ill. 60546.

Kuratko-Nosek Funeral Home, North Riverside, handled arrangements.