Mary Norton Harrington, 83, math, science teacherMary...

November 13, 1996

Mary Norton Harrington, 83, math, science teacher

Mary Norton Harrington, a retired mathematics and science teacher and a longtime hospital volunteer, died Friday at the Man- or Care nursing center in Towson of complications from a stroke. She was 83.

The former Mary Norton moved from her native Rochester, N.Y., to Lutherville in 1960 and taught mathematics and science in Baltimore City public schools. She retired in 1973.

She taught elementary school in Rochester from 1953 until 1960.

Mrs. Harrington earned a bachelor's degree in chemical engineering from Nazareth College and a master's degree in education from the University of Rochester.

Her 1945 marriage to Patrick J. Harrington ended in divorce after 10 years.

She was a patron of the Carmelite monastery in Towson and a member of Immaculate Conception Roman Catholic Church in Towson, the St. Joseph Hospital Auxiliary from 1960 to 1993 and the American Association of Retired Persons.

A Mass of Christian burial was offered Monday.

She is survived by two sons, Patrick N. Harrington and John F. Harrington, both of Towson; two brothers, Francis A. Norton Jr. of Binghamton, N.Y., and John W. Norton of Rochester; three grandchildren; and 15 nieces and nephews.

Francis P. Leonard, 66, shipbuilding executive

Francis Patrick Leonard, a retired shipbuilding company executive, died of cancer Nov. 6 at Stella Maris Hospice. He was 66 and lived in Homeland.

He retired last year from General Ship Repair Corp. on Key Highway.

He began his career in 1956 at Maryland Shipbuilding & Drydock Co. In 1972, he moved to Louisiana. He returned to Baltimore in 1989 to work for General Ship Repair.

The Baltimore native earned a bachelor's degree in philosophy from Loyola College.

After being commissioned as a lieutenant (j.g.) at the Navy's officer's candidate school in Providence, R.I., he served from 1952 during the Korean War to 1956.

A Mass of Resurrection was offered Friday.

He is survived by his wife of 43 years, the former Mary Carol Arthur; three sons, John Leonard and Christopher Leonard, both of Lafayette, La., and Patrick Leonard of Atlanta; five daughters, Rosemary Leonard of Deale, Joanne Ivins of McGuire Air Force Base, N.J., Kathleen Lenoir of Montgomery, Texas, Ann Hamman of Baltimore and Mary Carol Leonard of Atlanta; a sister, Rosemary Molloy; and seven grandchildren.

Edward B. Gardiner, 73, draftsman

Edward B. Gardiner, a retired draftsman, died Thursday at Columbia/New Port Richey Hospital in Florida. He was 73 and had moved to Port Richey from Baltimore in 1989.

A native of Pittsburgh, he served in the Marines during World War II. He was a member of the American Legion in Baltimore and the Association of the Marine Corps League in Holiday, Fla.

Services were Sunday.

He is survived by his wife, the former Alys Brown; three daughters, Linda Nuttall of Alexandria, Va., Constance Gardiner of Baltimore and Kathleen Heil of Fallston; and a granddaughter.

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Pub Date: 11/13/96

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