David Farrell

Obituary of David J. Farrell

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David Farrell was born in Buffalo, Ny on July 19th, 1949. As a young man, David served as a Gunner’s Mate in the U.S Navy. While stationed in Scotland, he met his late wife, Mary, and on August 6th, 1971, they would tie the knot in Campbeltown, Scotland. Shortly after exchanging vows, the pair would move back to Buffalo, NY, and go on to have four lovely children, Patrick, Gladys, Maryanne, and Shawn.

An overall funny guy, David was known for his great sense of humor, especially telling his dad jokes before they were cool. All joking aside, David was the type of man who would put others before himself, a helpful and generous person.

For most of his life, David worked as an industrial electrician and a Mr. Fix-it at home. He was always tinkering with home items, from appliances to cars and even motorcycles. Being mechanically inclined, he would prefer to fix something before buying something new. David became quite the collector of random spare parts and pieces of old items “just in case” someone or something he was fixing needed them. 

David loved being around family and having get-togethers with others. When his kids were young, he would take them and the neighborhood kids on rides up and down the street on his Harley Davidson. As a grandfather, he especially loved spending time with his grandchildren. David was the glue that held the family together, their rock.

When he wasn’t tinkering, he enjoyed the outdoors and sometimes a good scotch. David loved attending concerts, camping, hunting, and traveling with his wife. The pair would travel often, their most memorable trip were traveling cross country with their camper and celebrating their 40th wedding anniversary in Hawaii. They also frequently visited Scotland to visit Mary’s family. A huge StarTrek fan and lover of Sci-Fi, he also enjoyed movies, books, and TV shows within the Sci-Fi genre, even collecting memorabilia.

David will always be remembered as a caring man and be truly missed for his generosity.


Farrell, David J. of West Seneca, NY passed August 16, 2022. Beloved husband of the late Mary V. Farrell; devoted father of Patrick (Julianne), Gladys Widmer (Stephen Kougher), Maryanne, and Shawn Farrell; loving grandfather of Jeremy, Braden, Kayla, Liam, and Samuel; fur-papa of Seamus; cherished brother of Eugene Patrick (late Carolanne), Joseph (Nancy), the late Mary Eileen (late Robert) Kraan, Anne (Robert) Rappold, Gerard (Dawn), and James (Janice) Farrell; also survived by nieces, nephews, cousins, friends, Baby Jaxson, and other extended family members. Friends received Fri. 8/19, 4-8 PM at LAKESIDE MEMORIAL FUNERAL HOME, INC. 1340 Union Rd. West Seneca, NY 14224 716-674-5776. A Mass of Christian Burial will be held Sat. 8/20, 10:15 AM at Queen of Heaven Church, West Seneca. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to Roswell Park Alliance Foundation. Online condolences and donations can be made at www.LakesideFuneralHome.com.

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4:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Friday, August 19, 2022
Lakeside Memorial Funeral Home Inc.
1340 Union Road
West Seneca, New York, United States

Mass of Christian Burial

10:15 am
Saturday, August 20, 2022
Queen of Heaven Church
4220 Seneca St.
West Seneca, New York, United States
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