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Peter Thomas Farrelly Jr.

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Peter Thomas Farrelly Jr. Obituary
Peter Thomas Farrelly, Jr.
Peter Thomas Farrelly, Jr., age 65, of Shelton, entered into rest on Friday, April 6, 2018. He is the beloved husband of 40 years of Mary Jo (Ertola) Farrelly. Peter was born in the Bronx, NY on July 30, 1952, son of the late Peter Thomas Farrelly, Jr. and Mary Kathleen (Nolan) Farrelly, and lived in Norwalk before moving to Shelton 29 years ago.
He spent his career in journalism and was a retired writer and editor. He started with the Norwalk Hour and went on to the Fairfield County Catholic, the Greenwich Time, and finished at the CT Post.
Peter was a 3rd Degree Knight with the Knights of Columbus. He enjoyed building toy models and spending time outdoors fishing, gardening, bird watching, and generally tinkering. He was a longtime NY Mets fan and was a history buff. He was a member of the Heritage Foundation and the Arbor Day Club.
He is the beloved father of Brian Farrelly and his wife Amanda, Kevin, Heather, Sean, and Joseph Farrelly. He also leaves two brothers, Patrick and Thomas Farrelly, three sisters, Ellen Chase, Elizabeth Moreau, and Janet Leone, and several nieces and nephews. He was predeceased by a brother, Michael Farrelly.
Wake at the Riverview Funeral Home, 390 River Road, Shelton, on Tuesday from 5 to 7 p.m. Mass of Christian Burial on Wednesday at 10 a.m. at St. Lawrence Church in Shelton. Burial at Mt. St. Peter's Cemetery in Derby.
In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Knights of Columbus Council 2961, Trumbull, CT.
Online condolences can be offered at www.riverviewfh.com.


Published in Connecticut Post on Apr. 8, 2018
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