COEYMANS – Sarah R. (Sally) Farrell died peacefully on October 11,
2010 at her home in the loving comfort and care of her family. She
joins her parents Frances (Nunziato) and Thomas L. Williams in
Born October 31, 1941, Sally graduated from Ravena-Coeymans-Selkirk
Central School and Mildred Elly Secretarial School. For over 20
years, she was the Executive Secretary and Office Manager at
Frangella Mushroom Farms. From 1984 until her retirement, she was
Executive Secretary to the Secretary of the New York State Senate
Finance Committee. She was a lifetime member of the Coeymans Fire
Company Ladies Auxiliary and volunteered at the St. Patrick’s Food
She is survived by her beloved husband of over 47 years, Thomas M.
Farrell; devoted mother of Sharon Northrup and Kimberly Salamida;
adored “Nina” to her grandchildren, Jessica and Joshua Northrup and
Francesca and Thomas Salamida ; the loving sister of Thomas (Lois)
and Anthony (Linda Lee) Williams, Frances (Robert) Isaacs and Rose
(James) Dolan; and sister-in-law to Christopher (Roberta), William
(Gail), Patrick (Frances), Kathryn Farrell and Marcia Wetmore. Sally
also leaves aunts, uncles, nieces, nephews and cousins who will miss
her generous spirit and loving heart.
Funeral services will be held 9 AM Thursday, October 14th at St.
Patrick’s Church, Ravena. Burial will follow in St. Patrick’s
Cemetery, Coeymans. Friends may call at the Babcock Funeral Home,
Ravena on Wednesday from 3 to 7 PM.
In lieu of flowers, those wishing to remember Sally in a special way
may make a donation in her name to St. Patrick’s Church, Coeymans
Fire Co. Ladies Auxiliary or to The Community Hospice of Albany.