OBITUARY

Patrick Joseph O'Farrell

September 28, 1943June 22, 2021
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Patrick, 77, of Austin, TX passed away on June 22, 2021.

Patrick was born in Chicago, IL to Mae Cusack and John O’Farrell. He was raised in Rogers Park with his sister Maureen and his brother Jack.

In Chicago, he attended St. Margaret Mary’s for elementary school, St. George for high school and Loyola University for college. He grew up with Dolores Klein O’Farrell and they later married on January 22, 1966. He entered the Navy Officer Candidate School in March 1966.

Once he left the Navy, he started working for Ford Motor Company, and that took them to Bettendorf, IA, and then to Omaha, Nebraska in 1982. He started working for Cummins/Onan and that brought them to St. Paul, MN in 1985 and later to England in 2001. Once he retired, they moved to Austin, TX in 2005 to be near their children and grandchildren. He joined Rotary in 2006, and held numerous positions at the club including club President. He was very passionate about youth and very active with the Youth Exchange Program and RYLA.

Patrick is survived by his brother Jack O’Farrell (Dede), sister Maureen O’Farrell (Denny), son, Kevin O’Farrell (Beth), daughter Colleen O’Farrell, daughter Megan Sink (Jim), son Patrick O’Farrell (Cara), grandchildren Caroline O’Farrell, Emma O’Farrell, Brennan Sink, and Mackenzie Sink. Also, Mary Asnis, Margaret Klein and Walter and Marianne Klein. He was preceded in passing by his parents John and Mae O’Farrell, Dee’s parents Angela and Walter Klein and his beautiful wife, Dolores Klein O’Farrell. Also, his nephews Timothy O’Farrell and Brian O’Farrell as well as Bill and Fran Johnstone and James Asnis.

The funeral service will be held at Dignity Cook-Walden at 9700 Anderson Mill Road, Austin, TX 78750 on Saturday, June 26 at 1pm CT. There will be a visitation at the same location from 5pm – 7pm on Friday, June 25.

In lieu of flowers, please send memorial donations to:

Rotary E-Club of Central Texas https://rotaryeclubcentex.org

Little Sisters of the Poor, St. Mary’s Home for the Elderly 2325 N. Lakewood Ave, Chicago, IL 60614 https://www.littlesistersofthepoorchicago.org

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  • Patrick is survived by his brother Jack O’Farrell (Dede), sister Maureen O’Farrell (Denny), son, Kevin O’Farrell (Beth), daughter Colleen O’Farrell, daughter Megan Sink (Jim), son Patrick O’Farrell (Cara), grandchildren Caroline O’Farrell, Emma O’Farrell, Brennan Sink, and Mackenzie Sink. He was preceded in passing by his parents John and Mae O’Farrell, and his beautiful wife, Dolores O’Farrell.

Services

  • Visitation

    Friday, June 25, 2021

  • Funeral Service

    Saturday, June 26, 2021

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David Farrell

July 10, 2021

I had the pleasure of meeting Patrick once in Jimmy O'Farrells House at Rockwell, New Inn, Cashel, Co. Tipperary. So sad to hear of his passing.

David Farrell
(son of Bobby Farrell and grandson of Joseph O'Farrell, New Inn Cashel, Co. Tipperary)

Joe Farrell

July 9, 2021

I was saddened to learn of Patricks passing, we had communicated via email back in 2017, and I was delighted to have met Patrick in Ireland Aug 2017 with my Dad Bob and my uncle Jimmy in Cashel Co Tipperary. He got the entire tour of Tipperary with Dad and Jimmy. They got to all the local villages, churches, and all the grave sites much to his delight, he said "I feel like I know a bit more about my father’s village and the surrounding area now". They ended the day going up to The Vee….an incredible view of Tipperary .

May he rest in Peace
Ar dheis Dé go raibh a anam
From your "not so distant relative" as you used to say

Shannon Green

June 27, 2021

Pat always had a twinkle in his eye, a warm smile, and a kind word for everyone. He was even-tempered and thoughtful, even in challenging situations and he was humble, always welcoming other people’s perspectives in the search for the best outcome. What a wonderful man! I was blessed to work with him for many years at Onan/Cummins. He was a proud Irishman and I was proud to call him my friend. Go in Peace, Patrick O’Farrell. ☘️Blessings to his family and many friends who brought joy to his life, just as he brought joy to ours.

Jill Elliott

June 27, 2021

I will always remember Pat’s big smile and kindness to to everyone. I’m honored to have known him. He always spoke so kindly of his family friends and coworkers. He was a kind and soulful man, one of the good guys. Rest In Peace Patrick O’Farrell you will be missed.

Brigitte Pahwa

June 27, 2021

I knew Pat through Rotary International years ago.
He became a closer friend to my husband and me when he joined the e-club of our district.
Pat was involved with the youth activities and was very much in contact with us when a student from Spain came to stay at our house, he managed to get her into Anderson High School where she went to school.
Pat decided to join the Meals on Wheels team of our club, and I was going to ride with him on his first day of meals delivery this coming August.
Pat we will miss seeing you around, your smiley face joking about beer.
The fond memory of you will linger among us.

Brigitte

Jim ORourke

June 26, 2021

I worked with Pat at Cummins. He was a good colleague and a great friend, always rightfully proud of him Irish roots. He is the only person capable of convincing me to join him in wearing a clown suit as part of a United Wau fund raiser.

Beverly Luedke

June 25, 2021

Pat was a man of virtue and character, always offering a helping hand no matter the situation. From the first time I met Pat, I knew that he was a man of honor and of values. I will truly miss his always smiling face. He will be sorely missed.

Mary Retnolds

June 25, 2021

Pat was an incredible person who would step up to support any project benefiting children. He also wasn’t afraid to take on the hard and not so fun Rotary jobs and would do them with such a positive attitude. He made everyone feel important and his infectious smile would rub off on anyone around him. He was a dedicated Rotarian with a BIG heart. He will be missed because he leaves a big hole in our hearts.

Dan Hurley

June 25, 2021

I met Pat in 1987 when we both worked for Onan/Cummins in Minnesota. He was my boss (great boss) for a period of time ('93-'94) when he was Director of the Aftermarket Group. For many years we were both members of an informal "Prognosticators' Club" where we predicted future events at the start of every year, and rated each other on the previous year's predictions. I last saw him in 2018 in Sun City Texas. Pat was one of the greatest people I ever knew. He was always upbeat, kind, interested in how I was doing, and often very funny with a quick laugh. I knew he had a terrific family, and the photos here certainly show that. He was a lucky man in that respect. My deepest condolences to his family and friends. We all lost a really good guy. P.S. Here's a photo of Pat and me (with his hand on my shoulder) in 2016 when he visited Minnesota.

Hannah Hartman

June 24, 2021

I worked alongside Patrick in Rotary, for the study abroad program. I didn't know Patrick for very long, but I will remember him as funny, charming, and unfailingly kind to his friends and all of the many students whose lives he touched. Deepest condolences to his friends and family for your loss, I know that he will be missed.

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