Scott J. Harrington, of Riverside, CT passed away sadly on August 3, 2022, at age 59. He was the best husband and father you could ever imagine.
Scott was born April 2, 1963 in Norwood, MA to John Charles & Lois Ellen Harrington. He grew up in Westwood, MA and spent summers on Cape Cod. He was a graduate of Boston College where he played football and was captain of the 1985 Cotton Bowl team.
Scott’s love of sports set the foundation for giving back to the Greenwich community. What started as coaching his two boys in football quickly escalated into coaching most of the football players in Old Greenwich and Riverside. Scott could be found every fall for the past 15 years on the sidelines with the Putnam Generals. His coaching style embodied a quick wit and a passion for teaching kids to do things the right way. He eventually became President of the Generals and served many years on the board of the GYFL. He also served on the board of the Greenwich Old Timers Association and the Cardinal Quarterback Club at Greenwich High School. He truly demonstrated his love for the entire Greenwich community through countless hours and unwavering dedication.
Scott’s career on Wall Street was equally as impressive. After earning his MBA at the Wharton School at UPenn, he quickly rose through the ranks at JP Morgan, eventually running North American Institutional Equities. As his career progressed, he wound up in Client Relations taking care of some of JP Morgan’s largest customers. At home, Scott couldn’t be more proud of his two sons John (Jack) and Scott Jr (Scooter). He followed their athletic careers- enduring countless hours of flight time (which he hated), flying all over the country just to watch them and their teammates every weekend for 7 years. In recent years, since both boys now work in the city, he would finagle his work schedule so that he was free for 20 minutes to walk through Bryant Park picking up lunch and catching up on their days. He was literally the best father imaginable.
Scott loved his wife Kathy. He loved doing anything as long as they did it together. He enthusiastically went blueberry picking or to the grocery store or for long walks around Oyster Harbors and Riverside. Scott and Kathy played golf together literally every afternoon possible both at Oyster Harbors all summer and at Innis Arden all spring and fall. He didn’t hit a golf ball very straight but he loved hitting them often! He was the best husband imaginable.
Scott’s other love was Cape Cod. He spent many hours every weekend driving back and forth from Greenwich to the Cape just so that his boys could enjoy the same idyllic childhood he remembered. His favorite spot was sitting on the beach, deck or firepit at The Beach Club. He would repeat over and over, to anyone who would listen, “This is the best spot on Cape Cod, I challenge anyone to find somewhere better!”
Many called Scott a friend, but some of the special ones developed into the “Window Crew” so named because anytime one needed to talk, they would find a “Window” of time to meet up. These men were one of Scott’s sources of strength and inspiration over his lifetime. They will miss him and he misses them. He was the best friend imaginable.
He is the loving brother of John Charles “JC” Harrington (Linda), Steven Harrington (Meg), and Brian Harrington (Lynn). He is also survived by his mother in law, Anna Schiliro, step mother in law Kathy Schiliro and siblings in law, Christine Stewart (Robert), Karen Brennfleck (Robert), Kenneth Schiliro
(Kristy) and John Schiliro (Lizzie), along with many nieces and nephews who will fondly remember Uncle
Scott’s grilling skills, and S’mores making ability. He was the best brother, uncle, son, imaginable.
To honor Scott’s life, family and friends will gather on Monday 4:00-8:00pm at COXE & GRAZIANO FUNERAL HOME 134 Hamilton Ave Greenwich, 203-869-5968. Funeral Mass Tuesday 11:00am at St. Catherine of Sienna followed by private committal.
Memorial donations can be sent to the Greenwich Old Timers Association, https://www.greenwicholdtimers.org/.
For more information or to place an online condolence, www.coxeandgraziano.com