Samantha Joanne Rose Harrington was born October 20, 1988 and passed away Mother’s Day, May 14, 2023 with her best friend Dawn Johnson at her side.
Samantha is survived by her mother Susan Harrington, stepfather Edwin Tobias, father Todd Harrington (Denise Balistere), brother Jesse A Harrington and his wife Jamie Harrington; brother Maxwell Harrington and her sister, Mackenzie Harrington; nephews Jesse J Harrington and Kyle Harrington. Also, including aunts, uncles and cousins.
Samantha was born with spinal muscular, atrophy, a progressive neurological disease. At five years old, she became a goodwill ambassador for the muscular dystrophy Association. During high school, Sam taught kids in math and reading. At 17 years old, she graduated from Greece Athena high school with a regents diploma with high honors. Sam was also inducted into the Greece Youth Hall of Fame for demonstrating leadership and community spirit through personal achievement. Sam was awarded a Make-A-Wish and chose a family vacation on a Disney cruise line. She continued her education at MCC and studied liberal arts. While at college, she volunteered at a law firm that represented people with disabilities.
Samantha loved time with family, fashion, design, reading, and had a hysterical sense of humor. She desired to help people who were in need.
Samantha was strong and tenacious. She had a significant impact on everyone she met.
Samantha’s Memorial Service will be Saturday, May 20, 2023 with meeting with the family from 9 AM to 11 AM and her Memorial service starting at 11 AM at Rochester Cremation, 1118 Long Pond Rd., Rochester, NY 14626