Donald R. Farrell - Cumberland

Donald R. Farrell - Cumberland

Donald R. Farrell, 82, of Cumberland, passed away Wednesday, Jan. 22 at the Philip Hulitar Hospice Center, Providence. He was the husband of Bertha (Pellerin) Farrell, and they had been married for more than 56 years.

Born in Central Falls, he was the son of the late John Sousa and Ethel (Farrell) Sousa. He was a lifelong Cumberland resident.

He was a United States Army, Korean War veteran. He received the Korean War citation, three Bronze Stars, Occupational Medal of Japan, and the Combat Infantry Badge.

Mr. Farrell was employed as painter for the International Painters Union, Local 195, and later was employed by Rhode Island Hospital until his retirement in 1996.

Don was an avid golfer and he also loved to play cards and Bingo. He was an active member of the Cumberland Senior Center. He also was a member of the VFW Gatchell Post 306, Pawtucket.

Besides his beloved wife, Don leaves his three sons, Theodore W. Farrell and his wife Maureen of Westerly, Raymond D. Farrell and his wife Beverly of Cumberland and Charles J. Farrell of Cumberland; one sister, Theresa Moniz of St. Miguel, Portugal; four grandchildren; two great-grandchildren; numerous step-grandchildren; as well as several nieces and nephews. He was the brother of the late Dolores Joy Sousa, Arnold Sousa and John Sousa.

A celebration of his life will be held Monday with a prayer service at 10 A.M. in the J. J. Duffy Funeral Home, 757 Mendon Road, Route 122, Cumberland. Burial with military honors will follow in the Resurrection Cemetery. Visiting Hours will be held Sunday from 5 to 8 P.M. in the funeral home.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in his memory to Home and Hospice Care of RI, 1085 North Main Street, Providence, RI 02904. Directions/Guestbook: jjduffyfuneralhome.com