Beverly — Lillian Nancy (Lynch) Farley, 93, of Beverly, died peacefully Thursday, November 7, 2013, at home surrounded by her loving family. She was the wife of the late Howard J. Farley Sr. for 65 years. Howard died on November 1, 2012.
Born in Beverly, Mass. on April 28, 1920, she was the daughter of the late Garrett Lynch and Cecilia Rose (Clarkson) Lynch. She graduated from Beverly high school in 1938, where she was active in track and basketball. After high school, she worked in the research department of the United Shoe Machinery Corp. in Beverly and later at Almy's for many years before joining Johnny Appleseed until retirement. She had been active in several bowling leagues in Beverly for many years, starting when she was employed at the USMC. She was involved as a girl scout leader for several years. She enjoyed knitting, traveling, playing cards and going to Foxwoods with her close friend, Kay Wayne. She and Howard loved to dance which had brought them together at Hampton Beach back in 1945. But most of all she was a loving wife, mother, grandmother and aunt. She would always put her family's needs above her own. She could always be found at her granddaughters' soccer games. Lillian and Howard became “snow birds” in the early 1990s, wintering at the Village of Holiday Lake in Port Charlotte, Fla. for 20 years where they made many friends, before health issues prevented them from continuing.
She is survived by her children, Howard Jr. and wife, Susan (Brown), of Beverly; Loren (Lori) and husband, Mark Lacy, of Beverly; and Jeffrey Farley and Kathy Gallagher of Danvers; grandchildren, Lisa (Farley) Boyd and husband, Timothy, of Pittsfield, MA; Cheryl (Farley) Cosgrave and husband, Darragh, of Beverly, Ryan Lacy of California and Lauren Lacy of Beverly; sister, Mary Dupray of Ipswich; sister-in-law, Dorothy Farley of Wakefield; many nieces, nephews, friends, Olivia Wilkins and her 4 legged companions, Daisy-Mae and Shelby.