Joseph W. Farley, 93
Holden - Joseph W. Farley, 93, of Holden and formerly of Worcester, died Tuesday, August 1, 2017 at the Notre Dame Long Term Care Center.
His wife of 63 years, Mary V. (Rice) Farley, died in 2011.
Joe leaves four children, James M. Farley and his wife Kathy of Solomons, Maryland, Elizabeth T. Cusson and her husband Joe of Worcester, Robert J. Farley and his wife Gail of Newburyport, and Mark R. Farley and his wife Annette of Holden; nine grandchildren, fourteen great-grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews. He was predeceased by his brother John F. Farley and his sister Margaret T. McNamara.
Joe was born August 7, 1923 in Worcester, son of Joseph W. and Margaret T. (Reardon) Farley. He lived in Worcester until moving to Holden in 1970. He also spent many winters in Vero Beach, Fla.
Joe was a graduate of the former Commerce High School where he was President of his class.
He was a U.S. Army veteran of World War II. He served in both the European and the Asiatic-Pacific theaters.
Joe worked for more than 30 years for the New England Telephone Co., retiring in 1978 as a manager in the business systems repair department.
Joe was a lifelong member of Blessed Sacrament Parish. He was also a member of the Telephone Pioneers of America, the Greendale Retired Men's Club, and the Green Hill Golf Club.
Joe was an avid golfer. He had two holes-in-one during his lifetime, one at Green Hill and the other at Dodger Pines Country Club in Vero Beach.
Calling hours are Monday, August 7, from 8:30 to 10:30 a.m. at the Athy Memorial Home, 111 Lancaster St., Worcester. The funeral Mass will follow at 11 a.m. in Blessed Sacrament Church, 555 Pleasant St., Worcester. Burial will be in St. John's Cemetery, Worcester.
Published in Worcester Telegram & Gazette from Aug. 3 to Aug. 6, 2017.