Obituary of Willard C. Farley, Jr.
Willard “Bill” C. Farley, Jr. of Beacon, NY passed away on Sunday, April 18, 2021 at home. He was 80.
Son of the late Willard C. Farley, Sr. and Helen M. Smith of Wappingers Falls, Bill was born on May 2, 1940 in Poughkeepsie, NY. Bill married Georgette A. Killmer on June 25, 1961. Together they raised six children. Mrs. Farley preceded him in death.
Survivors include his six children: Deborah Splain (Francis) of Hopewell Junction; Willard C. Farley, III (Tammy Marano) of Hopewell Junction; James E. Farley of Wilmington, NC; Michael A. Farley (Rebecca Royden) of Staatsburg; Robin Farley (John Lent) of Spring Hill, FL; and Charles M. Farley (Jennifer Maloney) of Beacon. Bill also had seven grandchildren: Laura, Jeremy, Austin, Ashly, Michael, Alexis and Jonathan; and two great grandchildren: Alyssa and Ariana.
Bill was one of six siblings: his sisters, Joan Podloski, Helen Christensen, Barbara Them and Betty Regg, and his late brother, Robert Farley.
Bill worked construction his whole life. He later worked for Fishkill Bowl until retirement. He was an avid bowler, hunter and fisherman. He enjoyed the outdoors and his dog, Charlie.
A memorial visitation will be held on Tuesday, April 27, 2021 from 4 to 7 p.m. at Straub, Catalano & Halvey Funeral Home, 55 E. Main Street, Wappingers Falls, New York 12590. Masks must be worn and social distancing practiced for the duration of visitation.
Burial will be private in the family plot in Union Cemetery, Hyde Park.
In lieu of flowers, the family prefers donations to be made in honor of Willard C. Farley, Jr. to your local animal shelter.
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