William O'Farrell

Obituary of William J. O'Farrell

William J. O'Farrell April 14, 1930 – April 4, 2022 Born April 14, 1930. Bill lived his entire life in the city of Niagara Falls, NY. He was a graduate of Niagara Falls High School class of 1948, and a graduate of Niagara University class of 1952, with a B.S. degree in economics. In June of 1952 he was commissioned a 2nd Lt. and Sept. 1952 he entered the US Army with the 2nd Infantry Division where he served in Korea. Receiving an honorable discharge in August of 1954. He received the following military decorations: United States Defense medal, United Nations Medal and the Commendations medal. He was a member of the NYS National Guard from 1954 to 1960 and was honorably discharged with the rank of Capt. Of Artillery. Bill was also the past president of the NF Kiwanis, past president of the First Friday Club, past member of the Knights of Columbus and a member of the Pine Avenue Business Association. Former partner and owner of Tom Tavano-Wm, O'Farrell Insurance agency for 42 years. He was the son of the late John & Aileen O'Farrell, brother of Tom, Edward, John, Marie and Anne, all who have preceded him. Husband to the love of his life, the late Shirley M. O'Farrell. He is survived by his daughter, Kathleen and her two children, Jennifer (Jeremy) and James (Lauren). His son, Daniel (Debra) and his two children, Lindsey (Carmelo) and Daniel Jr., and six beautiful great-grandchildren. As well as many nieces and nephews. Bill will be escorted to Arlington National Cemetery by his family and placed with his wife Shirley. Arrangements entrusted to ZAJAC FUNERAL HOME INC. A last wish of Bill to all that knew him was to "Live your Life". A Life Well Lived. Job Well Done. We Will Miss You. God Bless You Dad. May You Rest in Peace
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Arlington National Cemetery
Arlington
Arlington, Virginia, United States
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