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Ernestine Funke Farrell
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Birth: Jul. 20, 1910
Luzerne County
Pennsylvania, USA
Death: Sep. 11, 2009
New Jersey, USA

Ernestine Funke Farrell, 99, died Friday at Manor Care in Cherry Hill, N.J., after a brief illness. A most loving and devoted mother and homemaker, she will be dearly missed by her family. Her warmth, generosity and the ever-present gleam in her eyes were a constant source of joy to all she touched. A great comfort to her and her loved ones was her abiding devotion to her Catholic faith. Born and raised in Ashley, she was a daughter of the late Charles and Helene Hendler Funke. After graduating from Trinity College in Washington, D.C., Ernestine worked as a buyer for Macy's in New York City for a number of years. Returning to the Wyoming Valley, she immersed herself in her lifelong passion for painting. Active in the Wyoming Valley Art League, she was recognized for her coal mine landscapes, being commissioned by the UMWA to paint a centerpiece for its headquarters in Washington, D.C. Ernestine was preceded in death by her son, Thomas Francis Farrell III. She is survived by her daughter-in-law, Dr. Lucille Farrell, of Haddonfield, N.J.; nieces Jennifer Noell, of West Orange, N.J., and Erika Funke, of Kingston; and nephews Carl Funke, of Ridgewood, N.J., and Peter Funke, of Wyndmoor. A private service will be held at the family mausoleum in St. Mary's Cemetery in Hanover Township, where she will be entombed. In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to the Wyoming Valley Art League, 47 North Franklin Street, Wilkes Barre, PA 18701-1311. Arrangements are by McLaughlin Family Funeral Service. Published in Times Leader on September 16, 2009 
Saint Marys Cemetery
Luzerne County
Pennsylvania, USA
Created by: Clare Bradley
Record added: Aug 20, 2010
Find A Grave Memorial# 57362247
Ernestine <i>Funke</i> Farrell
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