LITTLE FALLS — Mr. Kevin P. Farrell, age 63, of Cramer Road, Little Falls (town of Danube), died on Friday evening, Jan. 17, 2014 at his home after a short but tough fight with cancer. He was surrounded with an abundant amount of love offered by family and close friends.
He was born on Sept. 30, 1950 in Winchester, Mass. Kevin moved to New York in the mid-1970s and worked as a machine mechanic for Redco (Salada Tea) in Little Falls until 2007. While there, he was active in his local union and held many positions including union president. When he left Redco in the mid-2000s, in fact right up until his passing, he worked at Feldmeier Equipment, Inc. in Little Falls as a welder. He took great pride in his ability to work at a high level of production and was admired by many co-workers and friends for his performance. When he was not hard at work, Kevin so much loved the outdoors. He had a passion for hunting and being outside with friends. Kevin was also an avid reader and resident expert on many aspects of American history. He had a great passion for learning and teaching about the American Revolution, the American Civil War and how it shaped his beloved Mohawk Valley.
Kevin is survived by his siblings: brother, John J. Farrell; a sister, Grace Marie (Farrell) Balestrieri; brothers, Francis E. Farrell and Michael J. Farrell; along with many nieces and nephews. Kevin was predeceased by his parents, John Joseph and Julia Marie (Connor) Farrell.
Kevin had selected the Enea Family Funeral Home, 24 W. Monroe St. in Little Falls to handle all of his full service funeral and burial arrangements. Calling hours at the funeral home will be on Wednesday, Jan. 22, 2014, from 2 to 5 p.m. and 6 to 8 p.m. Funeral services will be held on Thursday, Jan. 23, 2014, at 10:30 a.m. from the Enea Family Funeral Home where a prayer service will be held and at 11 a.m. from Holy Family Parish Church, East Main Street (corner of John Street), Little Falls, where a Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated by the Rev. Terrance Healey. Interment will take place in the spring of 2014 at Salisbury Rural Cemetery.
Memorial donations may be made in Kevin’s name to Hospice & Palliative Care, Inc., 4277 Middle Settlement Road, New Hartford, NY 13413. Envelopes will be available at the Enea Family Funeral Home, Little Falls, for this purpose. Kevin’s family would also like to give a special thanks to Eric and Helen Kennedy, Matthew Hoose and all of the friends, family and Angels who helped Kevin through his fight with cancer. Those who knew and loved Kevin truly understood he was a special and generous soul. He will be greatly missed.
To leave an online note of sympathy please visit www.eneafamily.com. Funeral Directors Harry and Kevin Enea, 823-2424.