It is with great sadness that our family announces the passing of Bernard L. Farrell, 81, of Union Beach, on May 13, 2021 at Jersey Shore Medical Center, Neptune.
Bernard was a devoted husband and a beloved Dad and Grandpa, a friend to all he met, and a proud US Navy Veteran (1956 – 1960).
He worked as a chemical operator for Merck Pharmaceuticals in Rahway, retiring in 2008.
Bernard loved fishing and spending time with his loving family, had a smile that would melt your heart, a stubborn streak a mile long, known as a penny pincher but would give you the shirt off his back, and was a big fan of the NY Yankees and LA Rams.
He was predeceased by his parents, Thomas and Eleanor (O’Toole) Farrell, his sister, Norine (Farrell) Rodine, and his brother Thomas Farrell.
He is survived by his loving wife of 52 years, Karen (Steidle) Farrell of Union Beach, his son, Bernard Jr. and his wife Melody Farrell also of Union Beach, and his daughter, Kathleen Farrell, at home in Union Beach.
Bernard also leaves behind his grandsons, Timothy Dale and his wife Ashley of Matawan, Bernard L. Farrell III of Union Beach, his sister, Eileen Hyer and her husband James also of Union Beach, many beloved nieces and nephews, and his buddies, Max, Kona, and Knuckles.
Bernard is also leaving his first great-grandchild who will be joining the family in November.
Bernard was privately cremated. A memorial gathering to honor his life will be held at a later date. Memorial donations can be made to the American Diabetes Association in his memory.
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American Diabetes Association
P.O. Box 11454, Alexandria, VA 22312, AB