Connors Memorial Funeral Home
Raymond Moore Farrow Jr., 90, of Portsmouth, RI, died at his home on June 16, 2022, after a courageous battle with lymphoma, surrounded by his family. Born February 2, 1932 in Taunton, MA, he was the son of the late Raymond M. and the late Elsie (Lellek) Farrow.
Ray graduated from Taunton High School in 1950 and Stonehill College in 1957, with a bachelor’s degree in accounting. He took a break from college to serve in the U.S. Army during the Korean War. After graduating from Stonehill Ray was employed by the United States government for over thirty years, where he met his wife Carol. While working for the government, Ray held positions with the United States Office of General Accounting, the United States Department of the Treasury, the Internal Revenue Service, the Defense Contract Audit Agency, and the Naval Regional Contracting Office where he spent most of his career. He retired from government at Naval Facilities Engineering Command. He was later employed by Tracor Applied Sciences, Syscon Corporation, Northrop Grumman, and Mikel, Inc. Ray worked from age twelve to eighty, always staying busy with many jobs to satisfy other passions and pass -time. Ray was such a kind and caring family man with the best sense of humor. He will be best remembered for his gentle nature, his genuine concern for others, and his supportive and caring personality. If asked, Ray’s greatest accomplishment would be raising his two independent and caring daughters. He was also thrilled to be a grandparent and to have the chance to meet his new grandson. More than anything, Ray valued his family.
Ray is survived by his wife Carol (Giblin) Farrow of thirty-three years, his two daughters; Abigail Steiblin and her husband Jay of Westport, MA and Caroline Farrow of Portsmouth, grandchildren; Sophie Rae and Jack Raymond Steiblin, and her sister; Linda Lucier from Wellington, Florida. He also leaves to mourn his cousins, nephews and nieces, brothers-in-law and sisters-in-law as well as close and dear friends to his heart. Of course, we can’t forget her beloved dog and walking companion, Oliver.
Relatives and friends are cordially invited to attend call-in hours held on Sunday, June 26, 2022, from 4:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. at Connors Funeral Home, 55 West Main Road, Portsmouth. Funeral mass will be held Monday, June 27, 2022 at 8:30 a.m. at Connors Funeral Home. A Christian burial mass will be celebrated at 10.00am at St. Mary’s Church, 330 Wood Street, Bristol. Burial with military honors will follow at the Massachusetts National Cemetery in Bourne, MA. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in Ray’s memory to the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society, PO Box 22324, New York, NY 10087, or to lls.org. Additional information is available at www.memorialfuneralhome.com
Posted on June 20, 2022
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