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Bernie J Farrell

January 24, 2014

Bernie J. Farrell, 76

Nassau - Bernie J. Farrell, 76, of Waterbury Road Nassau died Friday, January 24, 2014, at his residence after a long illness.

Born in Troy, he was son of the late Edward Farrell and Estelle Lewchanin Farrell. He had resided in Troy most of his life, moved to Watervliet in 2009 and was a 1955 graduate of Troy High School.

Bernie was a clerk for New York State Department of Labor for 57 years retiring in 2012.

He was a member of the Watervliet Lodge of Elks #1500. Bernie was a worker, but enjoyed fishing, bowling, watching football and he was an avid pool player.

Survivors include a daughter, Laurie (Charles) Halvax, Nassau; a step daughter, Valerie Cramer, Troy; two grandchildren, James (Bridget) Nash, Wynantskill and Jacquelyn Nash, Albany; a great grandchild, Alexis Nash; his siblings, Arlene Hug, Latham, Mary Farrell, Wynantskill, Kathy Hawkins, Colonie, Greg (Cathy) Farrell, Troy, Kevin (Joan) Farrell, CT and several nieces and nephews and close friends who meant the world to him. He was predeceased by his brothers Edward G.(Joyce), Mike, and John Farrell.

Relatives and friends may call at the Bryce Funeral Home, Inc. 276 Pawling Avenue Troy on Wednesday, January 29, 2014 from 4- 7 PM.

Funeral service will be held Thursday, at 10AM at the funeral home and at10:30 AM at Sacred Heart Church in Troy where a Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated by Rev. John Yanas , Pastor.

Interment will be in St. Mary's Cemetery Troy.

In lieu of flowers contributions may be made in memory of Bernie J. Farrell to the St. Jude Children's Research Hospital 501 St. Jude Place Memphis, TN 38105 an organization he believed in and supported.

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