It is with great sorrow that we report the passing of Joseph E. Farrell, age 68. He passed away peacefully on Sunday, November 26, 2017 at Newark Beth Israel Hospital after a heroic fight with cancer. He was surrounded by his beloved wife, Helene, and close relatives.
Joe was born on June 26, 1949 in Jersey City, New Jersey to the late Kathleen and Joseph Farrell. He is survived by his sisters Kathy and Georgianna and brother, William.
A graduate of Jersey City State College, Joe received a B.A. in Economics. After college, he spent time in the Army reserve. After his marriage, Joe moved to Union, New Jersey and was a successful Retail Manager for D&R Management. Over the years, Joe and Helene travelled extensively to the Caribbean and many places in Europe. Years later, Joe welcomed his aging mother-in-law to reside in their home. He kept her safe until she moved into a nursing home.
Joe was a quiet spirit but always knew when he was needed. Joe helped neighbors with landscaping issues or general building concerns. We will miss his compassion, his quick smile and sense of humor. He will be missed by his extensive family.
A memorial service will be held at Union Funeral Home on December 9 from 11:00a.m.- 3:00p.m.
In lieu of flowers, a donation to the American Cancer Society can be made to honor his interest in this cause.
Founded in 1913, the American Cancer Society(ACS) consists of more than two million volunteers and staff collaborating with nearly 18 million cancer survivors, their families and supporting donors united nationwide to conquer cancer. To accomplish its mission, the ACS collaborates with other voluntary health agencies, community-based organizations, business leaders, legislators, and educators at the national and grassroots levels to identify and address nationwide and local cancer issues through education, patient service, research and advocacy programs.