CATHERINE FARRINGTON
1943 - 2014
BORN
1943
DIED
2014
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Richardson-Gaffey Funeral Home
382 First Parish Road
Scituate, MA
FARRINGTON, Catherine (Lysaght) 70, of Plymouth, formerly of Scituate, passed away peacefully at her home on January 30, surrounded by family. She was the beloved wife of William, and mother to five sons, William and Mary of Hingham, Gregory and Gail of Mansfield, Robert and Donna of Weston, CT, Peter of South Boston and the late David. She will continue to inspire her seven grandchildren: Joseph, Dominique, Victoria, Matthew, Benjamin, Claire and Anne. She is survived by five siblings: Jane DeGange (Jack) of Lebanon, NH, Edith Sullivan (Richard) of Westfield, Peter Lysaght (Doris) of Brookline, Patricia Fresina (John) of Bedford and Claire Stearns (Waring) of Portland, ME, and siblings Hank and Paul (deceased). Cathie grew up in Scarborough, ME, attended Bates College, and was a wonderful sister, wife, mother and "Grammie" in Scituate and Montville, CT. Cathie leaves but one request; that those she loved continue to enjoy some of her favorite things: a new book, a day on the beach in Maine, golf, a little bit of chocolate, grandkids, a friend with a good joke, a glass of red wine, family meals and sharing life with people you love. Calling Hours will be held at Richardson-Gaffey Funeral Home, 382 First Parish Rd., SCITUATE, on Tues., Feb. 4th from 4PM-8PM. Funeral Service from the Richardson-Gaffey Funeral Home on Wed. Feb. 5th at 9AM followed by a Mass of Christian Burial in St. Mary of the Nativity, Scituate at 10AM. Burial in St. Marys Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to: The Gynecologic Cancer Research Fund, Carolyn Krasner MGH, Yawkey 9E, 55 Fruit St, Boston, MA 02114. For information and online condolences, visit: www.richardson gaffeyfuneralhome.com Richardson-Gaffey Funeral Home 781 545-0196
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Published by Boston Globe from Feb. 1 to Feb. 2, 2014.
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Mr Farrington
My deepest condolences to you and your family during this time of sorrow...My thoughts and prayers are with you..
Kevin Greer and family
February 23, 2014
To the Farrington Family,
I can't believe Cathy is no longer with us on this earthly plane. I really feel she is looking down on us from above with that special smile ( peaceful, yet looking like she knows a secret that you don't). I met her when I was a teenager and started babysitting for her when all the kids were small, as did my two sisters, and it really seems like yesterday in some ways. God bless . My thoughts and prayers are with you all, especially with my birthday buddy, Willie (Sept. 2nd) Love, Sue Hamacher (Colchester, VT)
February 19, 2014
Bill and Family,
Our thoughts and prayers are with you at this difficult time. May the memories of the good times and love of family give you comfort.
Jon Wilska
February 18, 2014
Mr.Farrington and Family
So sorry for your loss...Our thoughts and prayers are with you...
The Hantman's
February 15, 2014
May God bless you and your family in this time of sorrow.
Roland Melcher
February 10, 2014
Our thoughts and prayers go out to your entire family. We hope that you each feel her love daily and comfort in each other.
Kelly and Matt Connolly
Matthew Connolly
February 10, 2014
Dear Will and all the family, Cathie was one of the wittiest, nicest people I knew at Bates College. She was two years younger but we were in the same dorm her freshman year. And she looks just as radiant in the photo as she did 50 years ago in `62. My prayers and love surround you.
Linda Gramatky Smith
February 6, 2014
Will and family, I am surprised and very saddened to hear about Cathie. When you moved to Montville it was nice to have been included in family holiday parties at your home. During the years of the marching band competitions nearby at the Academy, Cathie would remind me of the date so the fireworks at the end wouldn't scare the beejeepers out of us like it did the first time when the sitter thought the house was under attack! I remember her tip that I think she said came from her doctor years ago, to enjoy a beer while cooking dinner. My deepest sympathies to you.
Suzanne Cattanach
February 5, 2014
To Bill and family, So sorry for your loss. The Townsend Family, Hull, MA
February 5, 2014
Dear Will and Family and the Lysaght Family,

We were so saddened to hear the news of Cathie's passing. She was a lovely and compassionate lady. I have many fond and very happy memories of our time together at Bates as well as in the recent years. She will truly be missed by many. Our deepest sympathy to all.
Jodi & Allen Berndt
February 5, 2014
Bill, We are very sad to learn of your loss of Cathy. Jeannette has frequently mentioned how impressed she was with the both of you when she saw you at the hospital. Our thoughts are with you. Cathy was, to say the least, a very remarkable and brave woman. We appreciate having known her. Sincerely, Tom and Jeannette(Boston)
February 5, 2014
Our deepest sympathy to you and your family Bill. George & Jean Berg
February 5, 2014
Bill

Sincerest condolences to you and your family. Cathy was a lovely person.

Mike and Elaine Pennella
Michael Pennella
February 5, 2014
We will all make Cathie's Potatoes in memory of her today. Sandy Barke Hagan
February 5, 2014
Bill, So sorry to read about Cathy's passing. Our thoughts and prayers go out to you and family. I still think about the "Principal's Open" at New London Country Club a few years back. The good old days!
Tom & Joan Cavanaugh
February 5, 2014
Mr Farrington

I am so sorry to hear about your loss and my thoughts and prayers go to you and your family.

Rich Twombly
February 4, 2014
Billy, Mary and family,

We are so sorry to hear of your mom's passing. Our thoughts and prayers go out to you and your family during this most difficult time.
Love to all,
Susanne, Tom and the kids
Susanne Malloy
February 4, 2014
Bill and Family,
So sorry to hear about your loss. Shirley and I will always cherish her memory and the good times we all shared.Please accept our sincere condolences.
Philip Moloney
February 4, 2014
To the entire Farrington Family,

Sorry to hear the news on Mrs F. Our deepest condolences to all. She was a great lady and I always remember her smile. From better days long ago in Scituate, our sincere condolences on your loss. Thoughts and prayers to the extended family. - The Nardini's
Brett Nardini
February 4, 2014
Bill and Family:Please allow me to extend to you my deepest and heartfelt sympathy on the passing of Cathy. Words at this time do little to ease the pain.May you all find solace in your memories. Paul Costello
February 4, 2014
Greg, my heart goes out to you and your family.
Marianne Simpson
February 4, 2014
Condolences from the Mansfield Nyhans
February 3, 2014
Bill,
I was shocked and saddened to hear of Cathie's passing. I will always remember her wonderful smile and her joy at being a wife and mother. I wish I were in Massachusetts to give you my condolences personally.
My prayers are with you and your family
Bill Leanues
February 3, 2014
Dear Farrington Family,
Cathie was a dear colleague at Milton Academy. I will always remember her warm smile and witty sense of humor. She spoke lovingly of her family often, especially her grandchildren. She will be missed by so many. My thoughts and prayers are with you all during this difficult time.
Nicole Ferrara
Nicole Ferrara
February 3, 2014
To Bill and Family,
Judi and I send our deepest condolences to you and your family in this difficult time. Our prayers go out to you.
Ted and Judi Krzynowek
February 3, 2014
Willie and Family, May God bless you and your family during this difficult loss. Cathy was a classy and gracious lady. Jeanne Kennedy & Aunt Lorraine.
Jeanne Kennedy
February 3, 2014
Bill, Terry and I will keep you in our thoughts and prayers in your time of grief. May your memories bring you comfort. Cathie was a part of my life for a short time but she was so special and I thank God for allowing our paths to cross. She will be missed. MK
February 3, 2014
To Bill and Family,
Please accept our deepest condolences on your loss of Cathy. You will have many great memories of her as well as the love of family and friends to sustain you at this difficult time and in the future. So glad we had the chance to see you a few times after our years at Bates when you were at Montville HS. Peace and comfort to you all.
Frank and Linda Sroka, Salem, CT
February 3, 2014
Mr. Farrington,
I am so deeply sorry for your loss. It was wonderful re-connecting with you and Mrs. Farrington during your time in Rockland. May she rest in God's gentle hands.
Judy Nealon Hartigan HHS Class 1975
February 3, 2014
To Bill and Family......The Braintree High School Community extends our sincere and heartfelt thoughts and prayers to all of you. Over time, your memories will soon allow you to focus on the best of times. Respectfully.....Dave Swanton
February 3, 2014
Mr. Farrington and family,
I am very sorry to hear of your loss. Mrs. Farrington was so kind.
Robert Zeppieri
Waterford, CT
February 3, 2014
Bill, Mary and kids, we were so sad to hear of the loss of your mother. What a wonderful legacy she leaves behind. We hope that all your wonderful memories and the comfort of family and friends eases the pain of your loss.
Amy and Mike Maguire
February 3, 2014
Bill, I am saddened by your loss. She was always there for you and your family. She will stay with you forever. Ed McDonough
February 3, 2014
Dear Bill and family,
Rich and I send our thoughts and prayers to the entire family.
Rich and Jane Lisauskas
Rich and Jane Lisauskas
February 2, 2014
Mr. Farrington and Family,
I am so sorry for your loss. Cathie was a wonderful compassionate lady, and such a trooper. I had many conversations with her, the last at The Red Parrot at your induction of HHS Hall of Fame.
I am happy that I had the opportunity to personally know her.
Betty Ann Mitchell (Doherty) HHS 1972
February 2, 2014
Pete, We are so sorry to hear of the loss of your mother. Our thoughts and prayers and with you and your family. May your memories bring you comfort.
Billy and Lori Frausini & Family
February 2, 2014
We were saddened to hear that Cathie lost the battle with cancer. She was always a very gracious and wonderful lady with a beautiful smile and our lives are richer from knowing her. Please know that our thoughts and prayers are with all of you.
Art and Nancy Ziegler
February 2, 2014
To the Farrington and Lysaght Families,

Our memories of Cathie surround the happy occasion of Jay (our son) and Rebecca Lysaght's wedding. Her smile lit up the room, and her kindness was ever so evident. With our deepest sympathy. Seth and Joan Cutter
Joan Cutter
February 2, 2014
Dear Bill and Family, Sending my sincere condolences. May your fond memories of Cathy bring you comfort and peace.
Sara Jones Oakes
February 2, 2014
Ooooh, for such a tough fighter she had the most tender smile......the Sabra!
we will say prayers for her and your entire family during this rough time at the Western Wall in Jerusalem. roger and ann pompeo
roger pompeo
February 2, 2014
Bill and Family,
I am very sorry to hear about Cathy. You are all in our thoughts and prayers during this very difficult time.
Ann Gaulin
February 2, 2014
Dear Will and all of Cathie's family,
I am so saddened by the news of Cathie's passing. She was a beautiful lady who I've known and loved since our days at Bates. She will be deeply missed by all who knew her. My heart goes out to you and your sons, as well as her siblings and other dear friends.
Chris Fonoti
February 2, 2014
Bill,
It was sad to hear the news, but I know Cathy was valiant in her fight. I was surprised to find out we live in the same town and didn't know it. With my deepest sympathy to you and the boys. Sam Aloisi
February 2, 2014
Bill,
I am sorry for your loss. I hope you have comfort in your many years of wonderful memories with her and your kids. May God bless your whole family.
Respectfully,
Doug Orlando
February 2, 2014
I am so sorry to hear of the passing of your wife,what a beautiful family you have,you were a wonderful teacher and friend to the students at hull high,you are in my thoughts and prayers,HHS 1972
Sheryl Stone
February 2, 2014
We send our sincere sympathy to you and your family. Bob and Patti Weiss
Bob Weiss
February 2, 2014
Bill, I always remember Cathy as a smiling , loving, and friendly lady. God needed another angel and he now has a perfect one.
Bob Miles
February 2, 2014
To Bill and all the Farringtons, I'm very sorry to hear of Cathy's passing. I know you will have lots of wonderful memories to comfort you through the years. May she rest in peace.
Jim Linnehan
February 2, 2014
Dear Coach and Family: Our hearts are broken. You are in our thoughts and prayers. Catherine was like a second Mother to everyone you taught and coached. We will always remember her kindness and beautiful smile. Peace, John and Laurie Donnelly, Hull High School '74
February 2, 2014
Bill and Family, My sincere condolences
on your loss.
Bob Kolodziej
February 2, 2014
May the presence and love of family and friends help you through this difficult time. Our sincere condolences.
Don & Nancy Hess
February 2, 2014
To the Farrington Family,
We are so sorry to hear about your wife and mom. She was truly a beautiful lady, in every way. Please know we are thinking of you all at this very sad time.
Bob and Deb Neal
February 2, 2014
Offering our deepest condolences during this difficult time.
The Staff of Richardson-Gaffey Funeral Home
February 2, 2014
My thoughts and prayers are with your family at this difficult time.
Joan Raftery Santos
February 2, 2014
Bill and Family. It has been a long time since I have seen you and Cathy. I am so sorry to have heard of her passing. I remember her as a lovely lady when we all lived in Montville. ( Our Davids were in the same MHS class.) Please accept my condolences. I pray for your comfort at a time like this.
Sheila Manke
February 2, 2014
My thoughts and prayers are with your family at this difficult time. Cathie was a lovely lady and you were blessed to have heron your lives.
Elizabeth
February 1, 2014
Willie, I am so sorry to hear of your wife's passing. I am sorry I never had the privilege of meeting her. She sounds like an amazing women. Fortunately we Milton men seem to find wonderful ladies that we don't deserve but latch onto us thinking they can reform us. We are so lucky to find them. Ned Maguire
February 1, 2014
"To Bill and family. Our most sincere sympathy with Cathie's passing. She was a very remarkable woman. Even though we did not know Cathie for a long time; it was easy to see why you all loved her so much. Fondly-Tom and Ruth Schmidt"
February 1, 2014
May your hearts soon be filled with wonderful memories of joyful times together as you celebrate a life well lived.
Paul Daly
February 1, 2014
To Will, Cathie's boys and all Cathie's family, Joe and I send our deepest sympathy. An unforgettable lady, Cathie will be in our hearts always. Maryellen Keenan Mastriani
February 1, 2014
Our most sincere condolences to a wonderful family. Our thoughts and prayers go out to you all.
- The Capolupo Family
February 1, 2014
Bill, Our sincerest condolences to you and your wonderful family for your loss. As I watched the video tribute, I was struck by the thought that Catherine shared a life well lived and family left well. Again we feel deep sorrow for your loss.
John & Sandra Doherty
February 1, 2014
Cathy will always be in my heart. She was a wonderful woman and a continuous inspiration for me in everything she did ~ especially motherhood. My deepest condolences to all of the family.
Bethany MacDonald
February 1, 2014
Mr. Farrington....My deepest sympathies to you and your family. My thoughts and prayers are with you all in this time of sorrow.
Steve Richardson
February 1, 2014
Bill & family
Eve & I are deeply saddened by your loss. She was a wonderful lady. May her memory be eternal.
Rit & Eve Manthous
February 1, 2014
To the Farrington and Sullivan Families-I was blessed to know Aunt Cathie and benefit from her warmth and kindness. My deepest sympathy-
Amy Mann Salamone
Amy Salamone
February 1, 2014
Our deepest condolences to the Farrington family. Our prayers are with all of you. Con amor, Ariel Rivera & Fam.
Ariel Rivera
January 31, 2014
Aunt Cathie,

You will be sorely missed. I have fond memories of spending time at the Scituate house growing up as a kid, pretending that I was a part of your family (at least for a weekend).

Your nephew Spike
January 31, 2014
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