ELIZABETHTOWN — William L. Farrell, 69, of Elizabethtown, died Thursday, April 27, 2006, at Elizabethtown Community Hospital, Elizabethtown, N.Y.
He was born in Plattsburgh, N.Y., Sept. 10, 1936, the son of Edward and Martha (Denton) Farrell.
Bill was employed by Grand Union Company for many years; a member of the Elizabethtown Town Board Council for 19 years; the Elizabethtown Fire Department for 47 years; the Elizabethtown Kiwanis, American Legion and the Veterans of Foreign Wars. He enjoyed spending time with his family and was an avid hunter and fisherman.
He is survived by his wife of 47 years, Donna (Tyler) Farrell; one daughter, Wendy Farrell of Seattle, Wash.; two sons and one daughter-in-law, Patrick Farrell of Lewis, Scott and Crystal Farrell of Lewis; three grandsons, Kyle O'Kusky, Hunter Farrell, Noah Farrell; one sister and brother-in-law, Ellen and Spencer Egglefield of Elizabethtown; one sister-in-law, Dorrine Farrell; and several nieces and nephews.
He was predeceased by his brother, John Farrell.
Calling hours will be Monday, May 1, from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. at W.M. Marvin's Sons Funeral Home in Elizabethtown. There will be a funeral Mass at St. Elizabeth's Church in Elizabethtown on Tuesday, May 2, at 11 a.m. A reception will follow at the Elizabethtown Fire Department.
Donations may be made to High Peaks Hospice, Mineville, NY 12956 or the Elizabethtown Fire Department, Woodruff Street, Elizabethtown, NY 12932.