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Verna J. Farrell

Verna Farrell Obituary

Farrell, Verna J., 90, of Cranston, passed away December 30th at home with her family. Born in Boston and a graduate of St. Xavier’s Academy in Providence, she was the daughter of Emilio and Assunta “Susan” (Antonucci) Ceruolo, both of whom she cared for in illness, in Emilio’s case an illness lasting more than three decades. For sixty-five years she was the beloved wife of the late Leo C. Farrell to care for whom she retired from her long career as a legal secretary in 2019. She was the devoted mother of John C. Farrell of Claremont, California and Edward J. Farrell of New York City. The brief years of Verna’s retirement were among her most fulfilling, with more time for gardening, reading (especially the novels of Charles Dickens), spending time with family and friends, and doing jigsaw-puzzles of favorite scenes from her travels in Italy, England, and France.

Visiting hours will be held Wednesday January 3, 2024 from 5:00-7:00pm in The Butterfield Chapel 500 Pontiac Avenue Cranston. A Funeral Service will be held on Thursday Jnauary 4, 2024 at 10:30am in the chapel at the Rhode Island Veterans Cemetery Exeter. In lieu of flowers, please contribute to Verna’s preferred charity, the St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital https://www.stjude.org.

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Services

Visitation
Wednesday
January 3, 2024

5:00 PM to 6:00 PM
The Butterfield Chapel
500 Pontiac Avenue
Cranston, RI 02910

Concluding Service
Thursday
January 4, 2024

10:30 AM
Rhode Island Veterans Cemetery
301 South County Trail
Exeter, RI 02822

Donations

St. Jude Children's Research Hospital
501 St. Jude Place, Memphis TN 38105
Tel: 1-800-805-5856
Web: http://www.stjude.org/

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