John A. “Jack” Farrelly, 88, of Windsor, beloved husband of Ruth (Powers) Farrelly, passed away peacefully on Monday, March 19, 2012 at Hartford Hospital.
Jack was born October 21, 1923 in Hartford to the late Christopher and Mary (Fleming) Farrelly. A graduate of Bulkeley High School in 1941 Jack went on to serve his country honorably in the U.S. Navy during World War II. In 1967 he founded the Jack Farrelly Company which he ran until his retirement in 1988. The business continues to be run by his children. He was a member of the Knights of Columbus, the Jack Farrelly Co. Golf League, and was an avid fan of the Boston Red Sox. He loved golfing and was very proud of his two holes-in-one and enjoyed the beach and spent his summers at Point-O-Woods in East Lyme. There was nothing that he loved more than spending time with the love of his life Ruth, and his children, grandchildren and great grandchildren.
In addition to Ruth he is survived by his sons, Mike Farrelly and his wife Mary Beth of North Granby; Joe Farrelly and his wife Cindy of Windsor; Bob Farrelly and his partner Magda Neves of Windsor; Brian Farrelly and his wife Janet of Windsor; Dennis Farrelly and his wife Roseanne of Windsor; his daughter, Patty Cooke and her husband Stephen of Windsor; his brother, Frank Farrelly and his wife Margaret of Old Lyme and Florida; his sister, Rosemary Healy of West Hartford; as well as sixteen grandchildren and nine great grandchildren. He also leaves a sister-in-law, Grayce LaBelle and her husband Bill of Los Angeles, CA; cousin, Bridie Lynch and her husband Michael of Ireland; and many other relatives and friends. In addition to his parents Jack was predeceased by four brothers and two sisters.
Family and friends may gather on Thursday, March 22, 8:15 a.m., at the Carmon Windsor Funeral Home, 807 Bloomfield Ave., Windsor, followed by a Mass of Christian Burial, 9 a.m. at St. Joseph Church, in the Poquonock section of Windsor. Burial with military honors will follow in Windsor’s Veterans Memorial Cemetery. His family will receive friends on Wednesday, March 21, from 4-8 p.m. at the funeral home.
Donations in Jack’s memory may be made to the St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital, 501 St. Jude Place, Memphis, TN 38105.