2007-06-27 / Obituaries

Edward Farrell, Sr

Edward J. Farrell, Sr., 83, 2805 Roslyn Trail, Long Beach, Indiana, passed away Thursday, June 21, 2007 at 7:23 pm in his home. Mass of Christian Burial was held at Notre Dame Catholic Church, followed by burial in Greenwood Cemetery Michigan City. The VFW Post 2536 conducted Full Military Services in Greenwood Cemetery.

He was born August 19, 1923 in Montreal, Canada to the late Edward R. & Kathleen (Shannon)Farrell. On June 25, 1949 in St. Simon Stock, Bronx, NY he married his Anne Tenny, who survives Long Beach, Indiana; 2 Sons, W. Russell Farrell, M.D. of South Bend, IN, Edward J. Farrell, Jr. of Treasure Island, FL; 2 Daughters, Lynn Marie (Douglas) Major of Winnetka, IL, Ann (Charles) Heiny of Fort Wayne, IN; 3 Grandsons, James R. Farrell of Marquette, MI, Gregory Major of Winnetka, IL, Christopher Heiny of Fort Wayne, IN; 5 Granddaughters, Katelyn Farrell of Petoskey, MI, Sarah & Justine Major, both of Winnetka, IL., Elizabeth & Kathryn Heiny both of Fort Wayne, IN. He was preceded in death by Sister, Kathleen "Kay" Farrell, and Brothers, Franklin, Raymond, & William Farrell, who was killed in W.W. II, Auzio Beach Head, Italy.

He retired in 1982 after 55 years working for Walsh Construction as project superintendent. Member of Notre Dame Catholic Church, where he served as Head usher & greeter. Member of the Notre Dame Club. Served in the US Navy, receiving (2) Bronze Stars along with (2) Battle Stars in Asiatic- Pacific War Zone. Member of the Disabled American Veterans, Past Grand Knight of the Knight's of Columbus, Council 7524, Michigan City, where he chaired the local Tootsie Roll Drive where special children and older special adults were aided. He also supported Birthright of Michigan City. He also was a member of the local carpenter's union.

Contributions may be made to Notre Dame Endowment Foundation, 1010 Moore Road, Long Beach, IN 46360.

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