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FARRELLY, Kathryn Lee Of Duxbury, MA, died suddenly on November 12, 2017 of heart failure. A Rhode Island native and graduate of URI, Kathryn was a New England Emmy Award-winning and Daytime Emmy-nominated producer and writer. Her unique ability to notice the often unobserved earned her the reputation for crafting compelling stories that both entertained and informed. For over ten years, she produced for the award-winning WCVB-TV series Chronicle and went on to produce, write, and direct content for WGBH, NFL Network, OWN Network, The Harvard Business Review Channel and most recently, NECN/NBC. She was a much sought-after marketing and advertising consultant and lent her talents to nonprofit organizations like Stop Handgun Violence and Ballet Theatre. Known for her sharp wit, insatiable curiosity, and deep devotion to family and friends, she was also a passionate mentor to several emerging women and men in her field.

Both professionally and personally, Kathy had a unique ability to connect with people through genuine empathy and humor. In her spare time, she loved walking with friends around the tranquil cranberry bogs throughout Duxbury--though she was equally content sitting at home binge-watching reality TV--one of her favorite guilty pleasures. Her taste in documentaries and comedy were unparalleled and almost always ahead of the curve. She was also a fantastic cook--her chicken parm, in particular, was constantly requested by her close-knit family.

She is survived by the person she loved most in this world; her son Harrison Frick, of Los Angeles, CA. She is also survived by her beloved mother Mariann (Neary) Farrelly; her sister Beth (John) Jordan of Duxbury, MA; brother Peter (Melinda) Farrelly of Ojai, CA; brother Bobby (Nancy) Farrelly of Duxbury, MA; sister Cindy (Zen) Gesner of Malibu, CA and twelve cherished nieces and nephews (each of whom shared several inside jokes with her). She also leaves behind the loving Frick family; Erik, Rebecca, and their sons Jakob and Tindell. She is predeceased by her father Dr. Robert Farrelly and nephew Jesse Farrelly.

A celebration of Kathryn's life, followed by a reception, will be held on Sunday, November 19th at 1:00PM at The Duxbury Bay Maritime School. All friends and family are welcome. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Dance for World Community Program at José Mateo Ballet Theatre at www.ballettheatre.org in memory of Kathryn Farrelly.. To offer condolences please visit www.shepherdfuneralhome.com Shepherd Funeral Home, KINGSTON.

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Published in Boston Globe from Nov. 16 to Nov. 17, 2017.
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April 7, 2019
Kathy was one of my art students at North Cumberland Middle School and I remember her well. She was beautiful, personable and had so many friends. I can visualize the sparkle in her eyes and her radiant smile. It sounds like she left the world a better place because of who she was and what she did. Please accept my deepest sympathy.

Miss Weiner
(Betsy Weiner McNeil)
Betsy McNeil
December 13, 2018
I saw Green Book movie a few hours ago and was inspired by the portrayals of human nature. Good story.
Carol Reitmeier
February 9, 2018
I went to college with Kathy and we were very close friends back in those days. Kathy was even in my wedding in '81.

I would have liked to attend the memorial service, but I did not receive the news of her passing until after the service had already taken place.

While Kathy and I (sadly) had lost touch, I have the warmest and fondest of memories of her. The picture Cindy has of her on her FB page is exactly the way I still picture her with that sweet smile and gorgeous dark, curly hair... I probably even borrowed that black top! We did a LOT of clothes swapping back then but mostly me pilfering hers... I always loved her style. We had SO many good times and talks together, but also hilarious, side-spitting laughs. It always surprised and delighted me when she would be goofy with us because I always considered her so cool but also proper. SO many great times at URI but also at her homes in Cumberland and the Cape. Always such a hospitable hostess, even as a very young woman.

We did reconnect a couple of times over the years - one of which was when she came to visit me in Warwick after the birth of my 3rd daughter back in '91. She came with Harrison (who was about 7 months old) and brought along a delicious Reuben sandwich stuffing mix she had made to share for lunch - which I still occasionally make and which reminds me of her each time I do. But I am so regretful we'll never have another chance to get together. I had often thought about trying for a reunion with her and some of our other college friends, but alas, life got in the way. Worst of excuses... It saddens me to reflect on it.

I have been thinking of her and all of you Farrallys/Fricks so much over these past months. She was such a wonderful person in so many respects sister, daughter, mother, friend and so accomplished in her career. She will be sorely missed.

I just wanted to extend my deepest and heartfelt condolences over your deep loss.

You and your family remain in my thoughts and prayers.
Donna (Walmsley) Rotondi
November 21, 2017
To a dear friend, had lots of great memories in high school. Kathy was a kind-hearted, beautiful person and will be sadly missed. Until we meet again, rest in peace.
Donna Pagano (Costa)
November 20, 2017
I have such fond memories of Kathy from high school and college. She was so kind, intelligent, and poised but still fun to be around. Even during those formative years it was clear that Kathy was already the type of person that we should all be striving to be. All who knew her were the better for it. Wishing the entire Farrelly family peace and comfort during this difficult time.
Brad Shepherd
November 20, 2017
I was so saddened to hear of Kathy's passing. I will never forget the great times I had with her especially the New Years Eve parties at the house in Cumberland where we had some "good old fashion fun!" Kathy was always the responsible one who made sure we stayed safe. I wasn't surprised reading about all her accomplishments in life. Harrison, her family and all of us were truly blessed to have known her. I wish her Godspeed
Debbie (Sokoloski) Bailey
November 20, 2017
Kathy was a truly caring person who expressed a genuine interest in the lives of others. We are so sorry to hear of her passing, she was a mentor to so many people, you are all in our thoughts and prayers Erik, Rebecca, Jakob and Tindell. Harrison, she was a wonderful mom and it shows through the person you have become, we love you all.
Ralph and Charlene Frick
November 20, 2017
My heart hurts as I have just now heard of Kathy's passing and missed yesterday's service. I have so many great memories of the times Kathy and I spent together in town and on the Cape. My deepest condolences to all of you.
Collette Gagnon
November 20, 2017
SEAN Whalen
November 20, 2017
Kathy, you were a shining light of loveliness and one of the kindest people I knew. Memories of my childhood are filled with your smile and laughter. The world is a little bit lonelier with you not in it. I will always remember and reflect upon the good that you brought to anyone who knew you. You will always be in my thoughts and prayers.
November 19, 2017
I understand the loss you now carry. May a lasting peace surround your grieving hearts.
Mary Ellen Grimes
November 19, 2017
It is with heavy heart to hear of Kathy's passing. I have so many fond memories of her when we were little kids on Thomas Leighton Blvd. Skating on Farrelly's pond when the boys weren't playing hockey, making a paper cup and string telephone from my bedroom to hers, practicing in our basements for cheerleading try outs, watching Peter sing "My Cheri Amour" in her living room. He got mad at us because we were talking during his performance... She recently reached out to me on Linkedin. I wish we could have gotten together. My sincerest condolences to the Farrelly family.
November 19, 2017
The year's go by but the memories stay.I have fond memories of Kathy from the younger days in Cumberland.Sending your entire family my deepest heartfelt sympathy for your loss.

Kim Caron
November 19, 2017
Kathy was a warm, easy-going friend who always listened and never judged. She always shared loving and proud stories of her son, Harrison when we connected. My deepest sympathies to her family.
susan hodgkinson
November 18, 2017
Kathryn was a respected, incredibly talented and creative producer and touched the hearts of everyone that she worked with in Chronicle. Kathryn's heartfelt caring of others showed in her work and through the friendships she has made over the years.

My thoughts and prayers go out to the Farrelly family.
Bob Oliver
November 18, 2017
My thoughts and prayers are with the family at this time of your loss of a cherished family loved one. She will continue on in our hearts and watch over us from heaven.

Alan Marshall
Lake Tahoe, NV
November 18, 2017
My thoughts and prayers are with the Farrelly family. I remember Kathy from the years I lived in Cumberland, RI. My family had a lot of great times with the Farrellys.
Tim (Tiny) Kennedy
November 17, 2017
Kathryn and I first met on a shoot for the Jose Mateo Dance Company a few years ago. Since then, we worked together often and had a lot of fun shooting all over New England. She was a determined woman with a wonderful spirit. I will miss her very much.
Amanda McGrady
November 17, 2017
Our deepest love and sympathy go out to the Farrelly family and all that loved Kathy. We truly believe heaven now has a new angel.

Bob, Sene, and Jack Bostrom
November 17, 2017
My sincere condolences to the Farrelly family in the loss of your loved one. May the God of all comfort give your family peace and strength to endure this most difficult time as you continue to reflect on cherished memories of Kathryn. Psalms 29:11
November 17, 2017
Tom Fahey
November 17, 2017
May God bless you and your family in this time of sorrow.
November 17, 2017
We started as colleagues long ago at Channel 6, and we quickly became friends. We continued as both for the past 30+ years. We last worked together on a freelance gig six weeks ago. Lisa and I are heartbroken and deeply saddened by Kathy's sudden death and the Farrelly family's loss. She was such a joy to be around and was always asking about our children and their lives. We regret not being able to be with your family to say goodbye to her, but please know our thoughts and prayers are with you all. There will always be a place in our hearts for Kathy, please know we loved her so.

David "Zap" & Lisa Zapatka
David Zapatka
November 17, 2017
Our thoughts and prayers are with you and your family..

Jimmy Allick and Family
Jim Allick
November 17, 2017
Our thoughts and prayers are with you in your time of grief. May your memories bring you comfort.
Jim Allick
November 16, 2017
My thoughts are with your entire family. You were all a great part of my childhood, especially Kathy. I am deeply sorry for your loss.
Pam Cochrane Guida
November 16, 2017
My condolences to Kathryn's family. What an accomplished and outstanding woman. May she rest in peace.
Ann Seepersad
November 16, 2017
Rest In Peace Sis
Nancy Parfitt Langlois
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