Doris K. Barrington, 80, medical secretaryDoris K...

May 15, 1999

Doris K. Barrington, 80, medical secretary

Doris K. Barrington, a retired medical secretary and longtime Beechfield resident, died Monday of a massive heart attack at North Arundel Hospital. She was 80 and lived in Pasadena.

Mrs. Barrington was a medical secretary at the Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine from 1955 until she retired in 1990. Earlier, she was a parochial schoolteacher at the old St. Brigid's Roman Catholic Parochial School in Canton.

The former Doris Glancy was born and raised in Boston, where she graduated from high school. She earned her bachelor's degree from Boston Women's Teachers College and married Cecil E. Barrington, an insurance salesman, in 1942. He died in 1996.

For many years, Mrs. Barrington worked with her husband when he was president of the Beechfield Community Association in Baltimore. Together, they organized events for underprivileged children. Mrs. Barrington also enjoyed reading and sewing.

She was a communicant of St. Joseph Monastery Roman Catholic Church on Frederick Road in Irvington, where a Mass of Christian burial was offered yesterday.

She is survived by a son, Charles Barrington of Pasadena; a daughter, Debbie Janczewski of Baltimore; 10 grandchildren; and six great-grandchildren.

Beatrice Lewis, 89, public health nurse

Beatrice Lewis, a retired U.S. Public Health Service nurse, died Sunday of cancer at Roland Park Place, where she had lived for 11 years. She was 89.

Born on East 22nd Street near Guilford Avenue, the former Beatrice Macneal attended the Margaret Brent School and was a 1928 graduate of Eastern High School.

In 1932, she graduated from the Union Memorial Hospital School of Nursing, where her roommate was Marjorie Frost, daughter of poet Robert Frost. The two remained lifelong friends, and Mrs. Lewis was a frequent guest at the Frost family home in Vermont.

In 1936, she married Dr. John A. Lewis, a physician with the U.S. Agency for International Development. It could not be learned last night when he died.

Mrs. Lewis worked in Baltimore on various nursing cases in the 1930s and began work for the Public Health Service at its Staten Island hospital in 1936.

The couple traveled to Baghdad, Iraq; Katmandu, Nepal; Seoul, Korea; and Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, on USAID assignments.

They retired and moved to the Winthrop House in Guilford in 1978.

A memorial service will be held at 3 p.m. May 23 at Roland Park Place, 830 W. 40th St.

Mrs. Lewis is survived by a son, John A. Lewis III of Rockville; a daughter, Marjorie Lewis Young of Jasper, Ga.; and five grandchildren.

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