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From August 1, 1926 to August 6, 2021 Anne Marie Harrington Gay, who was born in Warren and spent most of her life there, passed away peacefully on August 6, 2021 at the Lake Manassas Health and Rehabilitation Center in Gainesville, Va., Surrounded from his family. She died five days after her 95th birthday.

She grew up on Chestnut Street, on the west side of Warren, as the fourth of five children.

Anne was predeceased by her parents, Thomas Edward Harrington (1952) and Anna Munson Harrington (1967); her siblings William Harrington (1945), Ella Harrington Cashman (2009), Alice Harrington Johnsen (2002) and Dr John L. Harrington (2021); her grandson, Patrick Ryan Gay (2007); his stepdaughter, Pamela Jane Kettis Gay (2019); and her former husband, John Robert Gay (1984).

Anne is survived by her three children: Elizabeth A. Gay of Warrenton, Virginia, Timothy M. Gay (spouse, Elizabeth Oualline Gay) of Vienna, Virginia, and Thomas J. Gay of Warrenton, Virginia; as well as five grandchildren and five great-grandchildren, including two great-grandsons born this spring, which delighted her.

A medical technician by training, she graduated from Thomas Jefferson Medical Center in Philadelphia, having studied at the Norfolk campus of William & Mary University / VPI. She worked in the laboratory at Warren Medical Center from 1963 to 1970 and at Warren General Hospital from 1970 until her retirement in 1990. She headed the blood bank at Warren General Hospital for several years in the United States. 70s and 80s.

After graduating from Warren High School in 1943 at the age of 16, she lived with the family of her sister, Ella Harrington Cashman, and Ella’s husband, Dr William M. Cashman, while he was a surgeon in Norfolk, Va. Naval Hospital during World War II. Upon her return to Warren, she continued her career as a medical technologist at Warren General and became active in the Warren Players’ Club. After moving to Lansing, Michigan with her husband, she moved to northern New Jersey with her young family in 1954, returning to Warren nine years later.

For many years, she was a faithful member of the Catholic parish of St-Joseph, serving as usher. In 2013, she moved to Warrenton, Virginia to be closer to her children and grandchildren.

She loved old movies, dime store novels, the Great American Songbook, and the music of Tony Bennett, whose date of birth, she was always proud to point out, came just two days after hers. She also liked to play cards with her grandchildren, especially 500 Rummy, where she did not make quarters.

A memorial service in Warren is scheduled for Saturday, October 16. A visit will be held on October 16 at 11 a.m. at St. Joseph’s Church, followed by a Memorial Mass in St. Joseph’s at noon, a rally at 1:00 p.m. at St. Joseph’s Cemetery, and a reception to follow at Club Connewango. .

In lieu of flowers, please send donations to the Warren County Historical Society (https: //www.wchs or the Patrick Ryan Gay Scholarship Fund (

Local arrangements have been entrusted to Donald E. Lewis Funeral Home, Inc., 304 East St., Warren, PA.

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