This page was created to honor and remember the life of our dear past President, Nancy Harrington, who passed away on March 26th. Please share your memories of Nancy and help us celebrate her, whose life touched so many of us in our community.
Nancy Allison Harrington, Clinical Psychiatric Social Worker, Group Psychotherapist, Loving Wife, Mother, Sister and Grandmother
On Monday, March 26, 2018, Nancy Allison Harrington (nee Robertson), wife, mother, grandmother and sister, passed away peacefully and surrounded by family at age 64 after a tough fight against brain cancer.
Nancy Harrington, a clinical psychotherapist, had been in private practice since 1996 in the Fairfax area, specializing in individual and group therapy. Prior to that, she had been practicing psychotherapy at the Women’s Center in Vienna since 1991. Nancy was a member of several professional organizations, including The Greater Washington Society for Clinical Social Work, in which she served as President from 2014-2016 and the Mid-Atlantic Group Psychotherapy Society, of which she served as Secretary on the Board of Directors.
An Air Force fledgling, she lived both overseas in France, Germany and Japan, and here at home in New Mexico, Langley Air Force Base(where she was born) and ultimately in Belle Haven in Alexandria, Virginia where her parents made roots.
She graduated from Trinity College in Washington DC, also her paternal grandmother’s alma mater. She later obtained her Master of Social Work Degree from The Virginia Commonwealth University. She received an additional credential for group psychotherapy from The Washington School of Psychiatry.
One of many notable achievements was taking first place in a heated match of horseshoes in 2016 at her family’s Irish Games held annually in Duck, North Carolina.
Nancy is survived by her husband David of 42 years, their daughter Tracey Harrington McCoy and her husband Nick McCoy and son Michael Harrington of Fairfax, Virginia. She is also survived by her sisters, Pidge and Dick Amann of Florida and niece Kristen and Jason York of Alexandria, Missy and Denny Stephens of Lorton, and niece Jennifer and Todd Webb of Aldie and Cmdr. Jonathan Stephens and Kelly Knepper USN of San Diego, Ellen Satyshur of Baltimore and niece Nicole and Blair Muneses of Baltimore and nephew Michael and Lauren Satyshur of Baltimore and brother, Rob and Sandi Robertson of Florida.
Funeral services will be held on Thursday April 5, 2018 at 10:30am at St. Ambrose Church: 3901 Woodburn Rd, Annandale, VA 22003. Inurnment at Arlington Cemetery will occur at a later date. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the American Brain Tumor Association (www.abta.org).
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