Obituary: Richard L. Herrington, former Darien resident, Korean War veteran
Richard L. Herrington, age 86, of Dartmouth, formerly of Darien, CT, passed away November 1, 2016 at St. Luke’s Hospital. He was the husband of Elsa A. F. (Von Steiger) Herrington with whom he shared 55 years of marriage.
Born in Stony Point, NY, the son of the late Albert E. and Edna L. (Hoyt) Herrington, he had resided in Darien, CT for over 50 years before moving to Dartmouth, MA 2 years ago.
Mr. Herrington was a graduate of Syracuse University and Harvard Business School.
He was a United States Army Veteran having served during the Korean War attaining the rank of Sergeant.
Mr. Herrington had a successful career as a banker for Chemical Bank and several other banking institutions which he enjoyed even during his retirement years.
Richard had a passion for photography, following professional golf and playing with his grandchildren most of all.
Surviving in addition to his wife are his children, Richard Herrington and wife Monica of Bridgewater, CT, Christopher Herrington and wife Fabienne of Clinton, CT and Cindy Cabral and husband Jason of New Bedford; a sister, Myrtle Smith of New York; six grandchildren, Christopher, Thomas, Matthieu, Everett, Carter and Tanner; and several nieces and nephews. He was the brother of the late Gene and Curtis Herrington.
A Memorial Service will be held on Friday, November 11, 2016 at 11 a.m. in Grace Episcopal Church, 133 School St., New Bedford. Burial will be held on Saturday, November 12, 2016 at 11 a.m. in Spring Grove Cemetery, 41 Hecker Ave., Darien, CT. In lieu of flowers, donations in his memory may be made to St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital, 501 St. Jude Place, Memphis, TN 38105 or the American Red Cross, PO Box 37839, Boone, IA 50037-0839. For online tributes please visit: www.waring-sullivan.com.