Hello, this is Kathleen, Eds Mom and thank you for visiting my angels memorial site.
Edward J. Harrington, my oldest of three boys, died tragically and very unexpectedly on January 13, 2007....one week after turning 18 years old. He is loved and missed so very much by his mom and dad, Kathleen and Tim, and his two younger brothers, James and William. Ed is also loved and missed by his many, many friends...especially his very best and closest friend, whom he loved very much, Becky. He called her his "Becky-Dude."
Ed was so funny and had a special name for all of his closest friends, and family. Ed was (and still is!) a loving, caring, giving and very thoughtful young man and would always be there when someone needed him. All they had to do was call him.... His friends say that Ed was 'True', a one of a kind, like no other friend any of them had ever had. Edward was a 'protector' of the smaller, weaker, more vulnerable kids from as far back as grade 4..... you could always count on him for a kind word, help with a problem, a ride home, encouragement, and a great time when they would hang out with him. He was always making everyone laugh, we all just felt good when we were around him. Very hard to put into words...it was a feeling you got when he was with you. He never bragged about himself, or things he had done to help someone out; if you had a serious problem Ed would be there for you till you were fine again. No matter how long it took.
Not an hour goes by that I don't think of him and how much I miss his voice; hearing him laugh; hearing him come in the door and saying "Hi Mams! What's to eat?"; those big bear hugs of his; and hearing him say, "I love you Mom." Nothing is the same without him.....I know I will never be the same person I was before he 'went home.'
Ed was/is a very unique young man. A Champion.
In his short 18 years here on earth he experienced everything he needed to experience; saved 3 lives-literally; he loved life, summertime, his family and friends, and he was very proud of his 1991 Crown Victoria.
Still, almost 15 months later his passing back into Spirit just doesn't seem like it can be true. I love him more and more every day.......