|Birth: ||Nov. 17, 1925|
|Death: ||Nov. 2, 2009|
Prince William County
Raymond Joseph Farrell, age 84, Woodbridge, VA, died November 2nd in his home surrounded by his loving family.
He attended St. Anne Grammar School and Leavenworth High School in Waterbury CT. He served 26 years with the U.S. Army enlisting at the age of eighteen, until his retirement in 1969. He served with the 314tth Infantry Regiment, 79th Division during WWII and received the Purple Heart four times and the Bronze Star twice. He was stationed with the Army Corps of Engineers in Korea, Germany, and with the United States Mapping Mission in Ethiopia before his discharge. He is currently being named a Chevalier of the Legion of Honor by the President of France for his merits and accomplishments in their liberation during WWII.
After his retirement from the U.S. Army, Mr. Farrell worked for the D.C. Department of Corrections, Industries Division, until his retirement in 1991. After this retirement Mr. Farrell did several altruistic pursuits including driving the "Moms Mobile" for Prince William County; a transportation program for high-risk expectant mothers. He was a long standing member of the local chapters of the American Legion and the Ancient Order of Hibernians.
Raymond Farrell is survived by his loving wife Bonnie Harrington Farrell, daughter, Lynne Dorothy Stover and her husband Ronald of Bridgewater Va., eldest son Kirk Raymond Farrell and his wife Kathleen of Aquia Harbor Va., and youngest son Scott Alan Farrell of New Orleans, LA. Survivors also included two sisters Patricia Ghertler of Ocala, FL and Jeanne Hood of Windsor Locks, CT., and three grandchildren Patricia Lynne Farrell, Kellyn Frances Farrell and Michael Alan Stover.
He was preceded in death by his son Stephen Douglas Farrell, his father, Walter J. Farrell, his mother, Eva Marie Martin Farrell, of Waterbury, CT., his brother, Franklin M. Farrell, of Naugatuck, CT., and his sister, Jacqueline Moos, of Pittsboro N.C.
The family would like to thank Renal Care Partners, Inc., of Woodbridge, for their exceptional skills, dedication and support in Mr. Farrell's six and a half year battle with renal disease.
Services are to be held at Miller Funeral Home, 3200 Golansky Blvd., Woodbridge VA on what of would have been his birthday, November 17, at 11 am. Internment will follow at Quantico National Cemetery, Quantico, VA.
In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Fisher House™ Foundation, Inc., 111 Rockville Pike, Suite 420, Rockville, MD 20850-5168, or to the National Kidney Foundation of Virginia, 1742 E. Parham Rd., Richmond, VA, 23228, in the memory of Raymond J. Farrell.
As the Irish would say:
"Until we meet again, May God hold you in the hollow of his hand."
Quantico National Cemetery
Prince William County
Created by: FDP
Record added: Nov 10, 2009
Find A Grave Memorial# 44146471