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James Farrell

James Farrell

June 21, 1938 November 15, 2020

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Obituary

Obituary for James Joseph Farrell

James J. Farrell of Ann Arbor, Michigan passed away peacefully on Sunday the 15th of November.

Born in 1938, in Detroit, Michigan to Joseph and Phyllis (Webber) Farrell, James attended St. Francis de Sales High School in Detroit before serving his country in the Navy aboard the USS Benner.

A long-time resident of Brighton, James was co-founder and co-publisher of The Engravers Journal, the world’s foremost publication for the engraving industry. James loved golf, telling stories from his time as a police officer, traveling to USS Benner reunions across the country, and spending time with family at his home in Port St. Lucie, Florida.

He was especially proud of his loving children, Shannon (Derek) Novara and Patrick Farrell and his grandchildren, Genevieve and Sean Novara. He is also survived by his brothers and sisters: JoAnn Harreld, Joseph Jr. (Mary Ann), Norah Morrell, Lawrence (Andrea), Elizabeth Olli, Janice (David) Walsh, and Maureen (Terry) Turel.

He was preceded in death by his former wife of 44 years, Rosemary Farrell; his parents; his sister, Janet Marie; his brother, Michael; and his brothers-in-law, John Harreld and Russell Morrell.

A visitation will be held on Thursday, November 19, 2020 from 5:30 pm until 7:00 pm at Nie Family Funeral Home, 2400 Carpenter Road, Ann Arbor, Michigan 48108. All guests must wear a mask and practice social distancing.

Funeral Mass will take place on Friday, November 20, 2020 at 11:00 am at St. Francis of Assisi Catholic Church, 2250 E. Stadium Blvd, Ann Arbor, Michigan 48104. Burial to follow at Forest Hill Cemetery of Ann Arbor. All guests must wear a mask and practice social distancing. If you'd like to view the Funeral Mass from home, please visit https://www.stfrancisa2.com/ for live-streaming.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions in James’s honor can be made to Fisher House of Michigan at http://www.fisherhousemichigan.org/ or envelopes will be available at the funeral home.

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  • Visitation

    Thursday November 19, 2020 | 5:30pm - 7:00pm
    Nie Family Funeral Home & Cremation Service, Carpenter Road Chapel
    2400 Carpenter Road
    Ann Arbor, Michigan
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    Thursday November 19, 2020
    5:30pm - 7:00pm
    Per State Order, 25 guests may be inside the funeral chapel. Please be advised that you may be asked to wait to enter the Funeral Home until other guests have left. All guests will be required to wear a mask and practice social distancing.
  • Funeral Mass

    Friday November 20, 2020 | 11:00am
    St. Francis of Assisi Catholic Church
    2250 E. Stadium Blvd.
    Ann Arbor, Michigan
    Get Directions: View Map | Text | Email |
    Friday November 20, 2020
    11:00am
    Please remember that guests are required to wear a mask and practice social distancing while in attendance. The Mass will be live-streamed at: https://www.stfrancisa2.com/watch-online/
    Officiant
    Fr. John Vinton
  • Interment

    Friday November 20, 2020 | 12:30pm
    Forest Hill Cemetery
    415 South Observatory
    Ann Arbor, MI
    Get Directions: View Map | Text | Email |
    Friday November 20, 2020
    12:30pm

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Mike Davis

Sonja and I express our sympathy to Shannon and Patrick and the rest of the Farrell family!
Mike & Sonja Davis
Comment | Posted at 04:16pm via Condolence
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Kathy Saval

Shannon, Patrick, Derek, Genna, Sean, and Family,
You are in my thoughts and prayers during this difficult time.
❤️ Kathy Saval & Family
Comment | Posted at 04:15pm via Condolence
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