John H. Farrell, Jr.
Loving husband, father,
grandfather, and great-grandfather
LOWELL -- John H. Farrell, Jr., a Christian Hill resident, passed away on Monday morning, January 20, 2014, at the Northwood Nursing Home, following a three year illness. He was 74 years old.
John was born in Lowell on December 23, 1939, a son of the late John H. Farrell, Sr. and Jeanette (Ricard) Farrell. He attended Dracut Schools and was a graduate of Dracut High School. John was a Navy Veteran serving from 1957 - 1959.
Prior to his retirement, John worked in the construction industry and was a member of the labor union.
He enjoyed golfing whenever he could, his daily trips to the gym after retiring, wood working, and bowling.
John was a communicant of St. Michael's Church.
John leaves his wife, Patricia (Flynn) Farrell; his children, Christine (Farrell) Perkins and her husband, Steve, John H. Farrell, III, Colleen Farrell and her fiancé, Scott Scholefield, Lynn (Farrell) Merksamer and her husband, Gary, Kathy Desrosiers and her husband, Arthur, Rodney Gerard and his wife, Gina, Gary Gerard, and Sheila Gerard; 10 grandchildren; 10 great-grandchildren; five sisters, Rose Greenhalge, Pat Cobleigh, Aileen Olivera, Norma Martino, and Ellie Greenhalge; also many nieces, nephews, and cousins.
John's family would like to thank the staff at Northwood Rehab for all of the good care he received during his stay with them.
FARRELL -- In Lowell, January 20, 2014 at Northwood, John H. Farrell, Jr., 74, a Centralville resident. Family and friends are invited to attend John's MEMORIAL FUNERAL MASS on SATURDAY MORNING, January 25, 2014 at 10 o'clock at ST. MICHAEL'S CHURCH, 543 Bridge St. at Sixth St. Lowell. Burial will take place at a later date. As an expression of sympathy, donations in John's memory may be made to the
, 501 St. Jude Place, Memphis, TN 38105 or www.stjude.org/donate
ARRANGEMENTS BY THE FAY McCABE FUNERAL DIRECTORS, 978-459-9222. www.faymccabe.com
Fay McCabe Funeral Home
105 Moore St
Lowell, MA 01852
Published in Lowell Sun on Jan. 23, 2014