Ronald A. Farrell of Cranston, passed away on Wednesday August 25, 2021 at 83 years of age at the Veterans Memorial Hospital in Providence. Born on October 2, 1937 and raised in Providence, he was the son of the late Charles and Clara (Gavigan) Farrell. He was the father of Kelly Burns, Erin Costa, Heather Farrell and Shannon McLaurin.
After high school, Ron joined the Air Force where he served four years in Dallas, Texas. He was employed by Narragansett Brewery until their closing in 1982. As an avid traveler of public transportation, he enjoyed his favorite pastime of walking around Newport, Providence, Bristol and Narragansett. He was a forever fan of the Boston Red Sox!
In addition to his four children, his is survived by his sister Jean Vient of Warwick and sister-in-law Verna Farrell of Cranston. He is also survived by his eleven grandchildren and four great-grandchildren. Ron was preceded in death by his sisters Marjorie C. Johnson of Warwick, Evelyn A. Siczewicz of Sandy Hook, Connecticut; Frances I. Paine of Warwick, and brothers Edward J. Farrell of Newcastle, California; and Leo C. Farrell of Cranston.
A Funeral Service will be held on Tuesday August 31, 2021 at 10:00am in The Butterfield Chapel 500 Pontiac Avenue. Burial will follow in The Rhode Island Veterans Memorial Cemetery Exeter. Visitation will be held for one hour before the service from 9:00-10:00am.
In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in Ronald’s name to St. Jude’s Children’s Hospital.
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