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Dianne Farrell

January 12, 1957 ~ June 14, 2021 (age 64)

Obituary

Dianne Marie Farrell was born on Jan. 12, 1957 and resided in Bethel, CT for over 30 years. She was born to Bernard and Lillian Farrell who are predeceased.  Dianne passed away peacefully on Monday, June 14th, accompanied with her family members. She leaves behind her loving brothers, Jerry Farrell and his wife Jean, Cape May, N.J.; Tom Farrell, Brookfield, CT.; Donald Farrell and his wife Delia, also from Brookfield, CT. Dianne leaves behind one nephew, Thomas Farrell Jr., Brooklyn, NY and three nieces, Kayla Farrell, Daria Tombetta and, Lauren Sambucci.  Dianne in her final months loved spending time with her two great-nieces, Megan Grace and Ciara Jo Trombetta.

Dianne will be remembered for her remarkable sense of humor, straightforwardness, honesty, kindness, compassion and her love to her family and friends.

She was also very active in the Native American movement and traveled extensively.

As a sister she was always there when needed and we spent many wonderful years together.

Dianne’s career spanned over 30 years at several local pharmaceutical companies.

She volunteered many hours to her local community and consistently donated to various charities, such as The Wounded Warrior Project, St. Jude’s Children’s Hospital and Vital Grounds, which is a sanctuary and save haven for bears.

From her nephew and nieces..

”Aunt Dianne was the type of person who stopped another person in the park to ask to pet their dog. She was like a mother to me and incredibly supportive of my dreams. She loved to travel and took me to Germany and Amsterdam, where we spent a month laughing together”

“Aunt Dianne always sat at the kids' table at Thanksgiving, retaining a child-like curiosity until her final days”

“Aunt Dianne was full of life, with a tremendous heart for her family, animals and soccer. Her goal in life was to make you laugh and smile, which she did, and made the best salads”!

"I always smiled being around my Aunt. She had a heart of gold. Aunt Dianne was one of the nicest people you would ever meet”.

She was also very close to her neighbors. She loved to sit outside and watch their children play.

Her faith has led her to become admired by all. Especially “Love Thy Neighbor as Yourself”. She has followed this phrase to the letter.

She was an avid reader and an animal lover. She referred to her cats and her brother’s dogs as “mental therapy”.

She was a diehard Credence Clearwater Revival and Rod Stewart fan and enjoyed an occasional trip to Saratoga Racetrack.

She is also a longtime chosen family member of the Mohawk Nation at Akwesasne

In lieu of flowers, Dianne’s wish is to send your donation to The Wounded Warriors Project or St. Jude’s Children’s Hospital both charities she loved. The family appreciates if you would please respect her wish.

 

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Services

Calling Hours
Monday
June 21, 2021

4:00 PM to 7:00 PM
Bethel Funeral Home
215 Greenwood Ave.
Bethel, CT 06801

Funeral Mass
Tuesday
June 22, 2021

10:00 AM
St Mary Church (Bethel)

Donations

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

Wounded Warrior Project
7020 A.C. Skinner Parkway, Suite 100, Jacksonville FL 32256
Tel: 1-877-832-6997
Web: http://www.woundedwarriorproject.org/

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