Kirstin Ann (Stump) Harrington

  • Died: November 24, 2019
  • Location: Topsfield, Massachusetts

Peterson-O'Donnell Funeral Home

Peterson-O'Donnell Funeral Home
167 Maple Street, Danvers, MA 01923
Tel. (978) 774-6600

Tribute & Message From The Family

Message From The Family

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TOPSFIELD- Kirstin Ann (Stump) Harrington 48, of Topsfield, died November 24, 2019 surrounded by her loving family.

Born in Newburyport, she was the daughter of Jon Terry and Catherine Marie (Wildes) Stump. She was raised and educated in Topsfield and was a graduate of Masconomet High School, Class of 1989, she continued her education at the University of Southern Maine.

Following her college career, Kirstin joined the United States Navy and served her country at the Great Lakes Naval Base in Chicago. She was proud of her service to her country.

Kirstin had been employed in the retail industry and was the Manager of the Gap and Gap Kids & Baby at the North Shore Mall in Peabody for over 16 years. She was a dedicated and hardworking mom, always doing everything she could for her children and family.

A long-time resident of the Town of Topsfield, Kirstin was a passionate Boston Red Sox fan. She loved spending time out of doors especially at her parents Lake House at Pine River Pond in Wakefield, New Hampshire and she took great pride in her green thumb and gardening abilities. She recently found a love for Wiffle Ball and will always treasure the time spent fishing with Andy. Above all else her time spent with those she loved always made her smile the widest.

She had an adventurous spirit and enjoyed testing her limits in many ways. She enjoyed waterskiing in her youth, as well as watching her son waterski, and will be remembered for her baked goods, which were always a hit with family and friends. She took great pleasure in seeing the reaction of others after biting into one of her creations. She was patient, kind, strong, selfless, strong willed, stubborn in a good way and loving. Family always meant the most to her and she was often found, unexpectedly, on the sideline of a nieces or nephews game or event cheering them on the loudest. She was truly devoted to her children. They are her world and she was ultimately proud of the people they have become.

Kirstin will be remembered for her fighting spirit, her love of family, her glorious sense of humor and her ever present smile.

Kristin is survived by her daughter, Emma Maive Harrington of Topsfield, her son, Ethan Harrington of Topsfield, her parents, Terry and Catherine Stump of Sanbornville NH, her sisters, Tracy Young Manos and her husband Glenn of Topsfield, and Jennifer Meader of Gorham, ME, her niece, Meggie, her nephews, Garrett, Drew, Bode and Tristan, her best friend and dear companion Andrew Bresson and her beloved canine pal Hazel.

ARRANGEMENTS: Relatives and friends are invited to her Celebration of Life Service which will be held in the Peterson-O'Donnell Funeral Home, 167 Maple St., (rte 62) Danvers, Saturday, November 30th at 12:15 P.M. Visiting hour prior to the service from 11 to 12 noon. Burial is private in Pine Grove Cemetery, Topsfield. Immediately following the service all are invited to continue to celebrate Kirstin's life at the Coolidge Hall at the Topsfield Fairgrounds, 207 Boston St, in Topsfield MA. In lieu of flowers, expressions of sympathy may be made in Kirstin's memory to MSPCA-Angel, 350 South Huntington Ave., Boston, MA 02130. To share a memory or offer a condolence, please visit


Condolence & Memory Journal

A beautiful person gone too soon. Rest in peace. I am so sorry for your loss.

Posted by Marc Melino - Santo Domingo, D.R. - Classmate   December 24, 2019

Dear Cathy and Terry, Bruce and I are so sad for you and your family. May the Lord give you strength and comfort. Jesus said:"because I live, you shall live also."

Posted by Kathy Marinel - Wolfeboro, NH - Friend   December 08, 2019

Hope it helps to know our heartfelt thoughts and sympathy are with you in your time of sorrow.

Posted by Marie and Jim Vasapolli Marie and Jim Vasapolli - sanford, ME   December 06, 2019

We are so sorry for your heartbreaking loss. Please know your and your family are in our thought and prayers.
Betsy, Carrie and Carol Fuller

Posted by Betsy Carter    December 03, 2019

Dear Terry, Cathy and family,
We are so very sorry for your loss.
The MacLean family

Posted by Patricia MacLean - Topsfield, MA - neighbor   November 30, 2019

Cathy & Terry, Please accept my deepest sympathy for your loss.My heart and prayers go out to you.

Posted by Ed Obara - Newburyport, MA - Teacher   November 30, 2019

So sorry for your loss. Her charm, smile and laugh could warm any room. She will be missed by all those who knew her.

Posted by Josh Ulman - Reston, VA - Friend   November 29, 2019

Terry and Cathy,
We are very sorry for your loss.

Posted by Kevin and Rebecca Butler - Bristol, VT - acquaintance   November 28, 2019

There are no words, please know my heart breaks for you all. Jan Smallman

Posted by Jan Smallman    November 28, 2019

Terry and Cathy, So sorry for your unbelievable loss. There are no words said that can take away your pain. Please know we are thinking of you and your entire family. Sending thoughts and prayers.
Ken & Gail,Magee

Posted by Gail Magee - Topsfield, MA - Friend   November 28, 2019

I am truly heartbroken for your terrible loss and will keep all Kirstin's loved ones close at heart. My deepest sympathy to her children, sisters, parents and numerous friends. She will be remembered with fondness always.

Posted by Nicole Malenfant Brode - Ambler, PA - Friend   November 28, 2019

Dear Cathy and Terry,
I imagine there is no pain more far reaching and deeper than losing a child. My heart and prayers go out to you at this most difficult time.

Posted by Don Van Pelt - Parsonsfield, ME - Coworker   November 27, 2019

So sorry for your loss.

Posted by Julie (Jackson) Collett - Castle Pines, CO - Friend   November 27, 2019

Kristen was such a breath of fresh air at the Flower Building. She spent much of the week with her winning smile and friendly disposition talking to almost everyone who came through the door. While she only was there one year she made a big influence on me and I will miss her. Gail Dickson Flower Building Volunteer.

Posted by Gail Dickson - Dover, NH - Friend   November 27, 2019

We are so sorry to hear of this sad news. Our hearts and thoughts go out to all of you. Stay strong through this very difficult time.

Posted by Rob & Fran Stanhope - Raymond, ME - Family Friend   November 27, 2019

We will forever remember Kirsten's smile and upbeat personality. We enjoyed many happy times with her while she was spending weekends with our daughter Jennifer and our family at our vacation home in New Hampshire. We have so many wonderful memories. Our thoughts and prayers are with all of her family during this difficult time.

Posted by Anne Rayda - Lenoir, NC - Friend   November 27, 2019

The world is a little darker now without Kirsten's light. She was a wonderful presence and I know will be missed terribly by her family and friends. I love her most for being the great Mom she was for Emma and Ethan.

Posted by Penny & Felix Harrington - Athens, GA - Friend   November 27, 2019

Sorry for your loss .Hugs and prayers to all the family

Posted by Dana & Sandy Sanger - Topsfield, MA - Family Friend   November 27, 2019

Dear Cathy and Terry,
Heartfelt healing thoughts and happy memories.

Posted by Donna Ryan - Topsfield, MA - Family Friend   November 27, 2019

Thoughts and prayers .
Don Doliber (Masconomet)

Posted by Donald Doliber - Marblehead, MA - Teacher   November 26, 2019

So sorry to learn of Kirsten's passing! I was truly blessed to have know her!

Posted by Tom Capano Fresh Look Designs - Topsfield, MA - Friend   November 26, 2019

I will always have a special place in my heart for Kristin. She was sweet, loving and kind, a student any teacher would love.

Posted by Debbie Shapiro - Plymouth, MA - Teacher   November 26, 2019

I am so shocked by this news. One of my favorite people during our time at Sebago Lake State Park back in our youth. She was like a little sister, the best little sister, one could have. My sincere condolences to the entire family. God bless you all to help you through this very difficult time.

Posted by Don Woodbury - Winter Haven, FL - Family Friend   November 26, 2019

We are deeply saddened to learn of Kirstin passing. Please know we are here to support Mom and Dad Stump.

Posted by Gene & Sandy - West Nottingham, NH - Family Friend   November 26, 2019

Andy, Emma, Ethan and all of Kirsten's extended family, this sad and unexpected news is a great loss to all of us in Topsfield. My deep sympathies are with you all. Jack Armitage

Posted by Jack Armitage - Topsfield, MA - Friend   November 26, 2019

Please accept our heartfelt sympathy at such a difficult time as this. Love and prayers
Alice, Justin and Jason Tierney

Posted by Alice Tierney - Middleton, MA   November 26, 2019

I am heartbroken. I always enjoyed our time together. And every time I make croutons, I always think of you! You will be missed. You were an amazing mother to Emma and Ethan. xoxo

Posted by Katie Glynn - Topsfield, MA - Friend   November 26, 2019

I grew up in Topsfield with Kirstin and have many fond memories of playdates, swimming in her Grammy's pool, sleepovers and more. I am so sorry for your loss.

Posted by Katie Malloy/Busick - Shrewsbury, MA - Friend   November 26, 2019

Terry, Cathy and Family,
Our thoughts and prayers are with you during this most difficult time. Think of happy times spent together and the many memories that were made.

Posted by Paul and Susan Lima - Topsfield, MA - Coworker   November 26, 2019

So sorry for your loss. Such a beautiful soul was taken too soon

Posted by Jeanne Hodsob - North Reading, MA - friend   November 26, 2019

I love you my sweet beautiful friend. Till we meet again. XXXOOO

Posted by Jennifer Rayda/Brown - MA - Friend   November 26, 2019

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