James Cornelius Farley,
88, loving husband, father, grandfather of West Milford New Jersey,
passed away peacefully surrounded by his loving family at home on
Saturday, November 18th 2017. Jim was born in Manhattan to
John Joseph and Katherine (Kitty O’Sullivan) Farley and raised in the
Bronx, a member of Our Lady of Refuge Parish. He served in the U.S. Army
and was stationed in Mainz, Germany with the 2nd Armor
Division, 66 M Tank BN, Company D, Combat Command C. from 1950-52 during
the Korean War. Following his years of military service, he pursued his
passion of photography and worked for Eastman Kodak Company until his
retirement in 1988.
In 1959, Jim met and fell in
love with Ann Patrice, his wife of 57 years, while both working at
Eastman Kodak. He lived with his wife and two daughters in Valley
Stream, NY until 1974 when they moved to West Milford, NJ. He spent his
retirement traveling the world with his wife, going to car shows with
his nephews, and enjoying antiquing and flea markets. He was also an
avid reader and proud Irish-American. He was a parishioner of St.
Josephs Parish and a lifetime member of the Knights of Columbus.
A captivating storyteller, Jim’s friendly, outgoing manner and sense
of humor left a lasting impression on those who knew him. A devout
father, Jim lived his whole life for his family, a legacy that will be
passed on to his grandchildren through his children. He is survived by
his wife Ann Patrice (nee Cunneen); two loving daughters, Maureen
Delanoy and husband John of Oak Ridge, NJ; Terry Anne Farley of West
Milford, NJ. He was the proud grandfather of three grandchildren, who
were the light of his life: Brian, Meghan, and Sean Delanoy. He will
also be greatly missed by his beloved nieces, nephews, and
was the last remaining member of his Farley generation, pre-deceased by
his father John Joseph Sr. , his mother Katherine, and his siblings:
John Joseph Jr. , Bernard Stephen, and Catherine “Irene” Strafford.
In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to the Gilford, NH chapter of
the Cure Starts Now, for Diffuse Intrinsic Pontine Glioma (DIPG), in
loving memory of his great-grand nephew John Bradley Thompson: https://thecurestartsnow.org/get-involved/chapters/new-hampshire-gilford.
Visitation will be on Tuesday, November 21st from 4-8pm at
Richards Funeral Home, 1440 Union Valley Road, West Milford, NJ. Funeral
mass Wednesday 11am at St. Joseph’s Church, Germantown Road, West
Milford, NJ. Interment to follow in the church cemetery.