Louis F. Farley Jr.

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HAMPTON - Louis Ferdinand Farley Jr., 81, of Singer Island, Fla., and Hampton, N.H., died Oct. 21, 2016, at the Mayo Clinic in Jacksonville, Fla., due to complications from surgery.

He was born in Manchester on Feb. 10, 1935, the only son of Louis and Philomene (Forbes) Farley Sr. He attended St. Patrick's School and was in the first graduating class of Bishop Bradley High School. He graduated from Manhattan College in New York and went on to obtain a Master's degree in Civil Engineering from Northeastern University in 1970.

He also served in the United States Army during the Vietnam Era.

As a member of the NH Department of Public Works, he designed bridges throughout the state. For most of his career, he worked for the Department of Water Supply and Pollution Control (now part of the Department of Environmental Services). He retired from the State of New Hampshire in 1999 after 40 years of service.

Mr. Farley served many years as a coach at South Little League and devoted countless hours coaching and serving on the MRYHA Board of Directors. He was the founder of the Manchester Youth Hockey's travel team, the Flames. He also coached youth basketball and was president of Cub Scout Pack 118. He was a former member of the Knights of Columbus, Ancient Order of Hibernians, and American Legion.

Lou was an avid reader of military history and maintained a library of hundreds of books on the subject. He was an aficionado of military memorabilia, especially swords, field knives, and combat helmets, and accumulated an extensive collection during his life.

He was "Lou" to his beloved wife of 58 years, Joanne (Kelleher) Farley. He was "Dad" to his three sons, Michael Farley, who resides with his wife, Cathleen, in Manchester, Kevin Farley of Candia, and Daniel Farley who, along with his wife, Linda, also lives in Manchester. He was "Grumpy" to his seven grandchildren, Megan Baxter, Brian Farley, Liam Farley, Timothy Farley, Kelly Laplante, Colin Farley and Ciaran Farley; and to his four great-grandchildren, Justin Farley, Cayce Farley, Jameson Farley, and Brooke Laplante. He also leaves one nephew and several cousins.

SERVICES: Calling hours will be at Phaneuf Funeral Homes and Crematorium, 250 Coolidge Ave., Manchester, on Thursday from 4 to 8 p.m. A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated on Friday at 10 a.m. in St. Raphael Church. Burial will be private at the convenience of the family in Mt. Calvary Cemetery.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Our Lady of Florida Spiritual Center, 1300 US Hwy. 1, North Palm Beach, FL 33408; or the St. Anselm College Scholarship Fund, 100 St. Anselm Dr., Manchester, NH 03102. To view an online memorial or more information, go to www.phaneuf.net.

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Published in Union Leader on Oct. 26, 2016