Lillian Rita Farley
Loving Sister and Aunt
Lillian Rita Farley, 81, was called to the Lord on Saturday, February 25, 2012 from Saints Medical Center following a brief illness. She was born in Lowell on December 28, 1930, the daughter of the late John and Emma (Vachon) Farley.
Lillian was a life long parishioner of St. Patrick Church and was educated in the parish schools. She had a strong commitment to her Catholic faith. For many years she was an employee of Symphonic and also worked at American Optical. She retired from Double Tree Hotel in Lowell.
A loving sister, Lily is survived by Dr. Edward J. Farley of Lowell; Francis W. Farley of S.Yarmouth, MA; Reverend John Farley SVD of Duxbury, MA and Sister Joan Farley SND of Manchester, CT. She was the sister-in-law of Margaret M. Farley, who died in September of 2011, whom she loved like a sister.
Also surviving her are her nieces and nephews to whom she was a devoted aunt: Norman and Margaret Lombardi of Tyngsboro, MA; Edward and Robin Farley of Tewksbury, MA; John and Maura Farley of Lexington, S.C.; Kathleen and Richard Vargeletis of Ashby, MA; Michael and Sheila Gibbons of Derry, NH; Daniel and Suzanne Farley of Mooresville, NC; Thomas and Karlene Farley of Lowell, MA; John and Marie Kerr of N. Berwick, ME; Michael and Mary Theresa Farley of Sandwich, MA; Donald and Anne Poyant of Orleans, MA; Joseph and Sylvia Farley-Chen of Deerfield, IL and Peter and Kathleen Nourse of Center Barnstead, NH. She was the beloved Great Aunt to twenty eight great nieces and nephews.
FARLEY- In Lowell, February 25, 2012, at Saints Medical, Lillian Rita Farley, 81, of Lowell. Friends may call at the O’DONNELL FUNERAL HOME, 276 PAWTUCKET ST. in Lowell, from 4 to 7 P.M. Wednesday. Her funeral will take place from the funeral home Thursday morning at 10 o’clock followed by a Funeral Mass at ST PATRICK CHURCH at 11 o’clock. Burial at St. Mary Cemetery in North Tewksbury. Those wishing may make contributions in her memory to St. Patrick’s School, 311 Adams St., Lowell, MA 01854 E-condolence/directions at www.odonnellfuneralhome.com Arrangements by Funeral Director John W. Crane and James F. O’Donnell, Jr. (978 or 866) 458-8768.