Sophie L. (Bloniasz) Farr

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Sophie L. (Bloniasz) Farr, 90, of Ashford, beloved wife of the late James W. Farr Sr., passed away Monday, Oct. 22, 2012.

She was born Sept. 18, 1922, in East Douglas, Mass., the daughter of the late Stanislaus and Bertha (Maziarka) Bloniasz. She was a dedicated employee of the Hartford Industrial Finishing Co./Quality Bead Co., until she retired at age 75. She was an avid bingo fanatic (No. 22) and a loyal fan of the Boston Red Sox. She had an infectious smile and a loving and caring heart for everyone.

She is survived by her son, William B. Farr of West Haven; her daughters, Mildred "Midge" Menard of Ashford and Elizabeth M. Jones of Tolland; her brothers, Walter Bloniasz of Stamford, Vt., and Joseph Bloniasz of Brockton, Mass.; her grandchildren, Michelle Gosselin, Michael Farr, Alysa Cooper, Nannette Dieterlie, Lisa Arnold, Kimberlee Webster, Arthur Jones IV, Steven Jones, Jason and Matthew Farr; and her great-grandchildren, Riva, Lianne, and Mara, Josh, Pamela, Sydney, and Nathan, Madeline and Addison, Matthew Jr. and Brittney, and Jason Jr. She was predeceased by her son, James W. Farr Jr.; her daughters, Bertha D. Farr and Virginia DeRocher; her siblings, Mary Horne, Anna Thomas, Josephine Pierce, Francis Bloniasz, Stanley Bloniasz, Louis Bloniasz, John Bloniasz, and Julia Prince.

Relatives and friends are welcome to join the family from 4 to 8 p.m. on Friday, Oct. 26, 2012, at the Tolland Memorial Funeral Home, 375 Merrow Road (Route 195) Tolland, CT 06084.

A Mass of Christian Burial will be held at 10 a.m. on Oct. 27, 2012, at St. Philip the Apostle Parish, 64 Pompey Hollow Road, Ashford, CT 06278. Burial will follow at St. Philip Cemetery, Ashford.

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Published in Journal Inquirer from Oct. 25 to Oct. 29, 2012
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