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Farrell, James F. Jr.

Farrell, James (101x148)


James Francis “Butch” Farrell Jr., a longtime resident of Dedham, died Friday, September 2,, 2016 at Newbridge on the Charles in Dedham.  He was 89.  Butch was born June 23, 1927 in Boston, the only son of James Francis Sr. and Rose (McDonald) Farrell.  He enlisted in the US Navy after his first year in college and served for two years until his honorable discharge in 1946.  He then graduated from Niagra University with a Bachelor’s Degree and spent the next 50 years as the owner and operator of the County Package Store in Dedham, retiring in 2006.  Butch was an avid golfer and a lifetime member of the Wompatuck Country Club.  He also belonged to the American Legion in Dedham and the Dedham VFW.  Butch was the brother of the late Jane Flannery and of the late Anne Kilduff.  He is survived by his wife, Helen M. (Flannery) Farrell; his children, Ann Ruggiero, and her husband Richard, of Norwood, James F. Farrell III, and his wife Maura, of Dedham, Elizabeth Zaski, and her husband Gregory, of Reddington Shores, Florida, Rose Picchietti, and her husband Robert, of Chicago, Kathleen Cunningham, and her husband Timothy, of Dedham, Patricia Gogarty, and her husband Laurence, of Norwell, Mary Faustyn, and her husband Brian, of Morrisville, North Carolina, Nancy Gage, and her husband Glen, of Marshfield, and Margaret Herlihy, and her husband Christopher, of Dedham; his fifteen grandchildren, Michael, and his wife Trina, Jeffrey, Lauren, Theresa, Stephen, Emily, Timothy, Lucy, Mary, Jane, Alison, Joseph, Rose, Julia, and Adam; his two great grandchildren, Anna and Michael, and his brother-in-law, John Flannery of West Hartford, Connecticut.  Visiting hours will be held Tuesday, September 6th from 4 to 8 PM at the Folsom Funeral Home, 87 Milton Street Dedham.  Relatives and friends are invited to gather at the funeral home Wednesday at 10:30 am and proceed to St. Anne’s Church, 82 West Milton Street, Hyde Park for his Mass of Christian Burial at 11:30 am.  Interment with Military Honors will follow at Brookdale Cemetery in Dedham.  Donations in James’ memory to the American Parkinson’s Disease Association, 72 E. Concord Street, Boston, MA 02118 or to St. Anne’s Church, 82 West Milton Street, Hyde Park, MA 02136 would be appreciated.

Guestbook Entries

  1. Joanne Gleason
    September 4th, 2016 | 12:48 am

    My dearest Uncle Butch,
    You blessed my life in so many ways, I will always remember how you made me feel when we were together -so very special with your great big smile and bear hugs to match. I am so blessed my parents chose you as my Godfather, despite having all those kids of your own, you always made me feel important to you, and for that I feel so blessed to have had you in my life in such a special way. I will always love you, Godspeed. Much love, Joanne

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