Catherine Farrell Lester

October 14, 1971February 9, 2020

Catherine Farrell Lester, age 48, passed away peacefully February 9, 2020 due to a short battle with cancer. She was born October 14, 1971 in Boston, Massachusetts to Tom and Helen Farrell. She married her one and only true love and best friend, Richard Charles Lester, on March 13, 2004.

Cathy loved to love on people. Her family was the most important thing in the world to her. Closely behind that was her love for animals, including her dog Rosie. Her home was her safe place and she loved Christmas and being surrounded by those who were most important. Cathy also loved the beach and the calmness of the water.

Her most rewarding job, was being a mother to her two precious boys, Billy and Zachary. She was a dedicated mother first and foremost. She treasured her children and embraced every moment she had with them. She lived for her children, spending countless days at baseball parks and supporting them in their life journey. She knew and will continue to know their every move. Her favorite saying to them was, “My Child, my love, my life.”

Cathy was a loyal wife, mother, daughter, sister, aunt, friend and coworker. Her laugh was contagious. Her generosity was infectious. Her heart was huge, and her kindness was immeasurable. There wasn’t anything she wouldn’t do for someone struggling.

She dedicated 27 years of her life to Great Expressions Dental Centers. She started at the bottom and through hard work and her dedicated personality, she quickly rose to the top. She formed irreplaceable relationships along the way and impacted the lives of her employees more than she will ever know. There will be a huge void.

Her life impacted so many and she truly had a servant’s heart.

Cathy is survived by her husband, Rick, her children Billy and Zachary, her parents, Tom and Helen Farrell, her brother, Tommy, his wife, Carla, her niece, Tyler, her nephew, Riley and her dogs, Star and Rosie. She loved and touched everyone so deeply.

A Celebration of Life will be held at 10:30 am, Saturday, February 15, 2020 at Bell Shoals Baptist Church, 2102 Bell Shoals Rd, Brandon, FL. Visitation will be held from 9:00 am-10:30 am at the church. Burial will be held at 1:30 pm in Hillsboro Memorial Garden, 2323 W Brandon Blvd, Brandon, FL.


  • Visitation Saturday, February 15, 2020
  • Funeral Service Saturday, February 15, 2020
  • Reception Saturday, February 15, 2020
  • Graveside Service Saturday, February 15, 2020


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Christina Oliveras

February 14, 2020

So many memories.... very old... football memories... our boys were besties then... and no matter what obstacles I endured she encouraged me to be better... she guided me... she yelled at me. But most of all SHE LOVED US.... unconditionally... and I am a better person ... because of Cat...she will remain a part of my son and I always... 1 Corinthians 1 34-8

Debbie Turner

February 13, 2020

cathy was a very beautiful person inside and out! We had a very special friendship. As they say you don’t have to be blood to be family. This was true with us. I will truly miss my dear friend. It still doesn’t seem real! You will always be in my heart and thoughts . I will be thinking of you until the time we see each other again! So rest cat with no more pain! Love you to the moon and back! My condolences to the Farrell and Lester family❤️❤️🙏🙏

Bobby Wulff

February 13, 2020

My deepest condolences to Cathy's family during this difficult time.

The Farrells and the Wulffs were next-door neighbors and close friends in Miami during the late 70's and early 80's. I have so many great memories of growing up during that time and few are without Cathy, Tommy, Helen and Tom. Christmas, Key Biscayne, Estero Island, Disney, Gainesville, I remember all of it fondly.

You are all in our thoughts and prayers.
With sympathy,
Bobby, Randi, Megan & Jake

Janet Jacobs

February 13, 2020

"There will always be a reason why you meet people. Either you need them to change your life or you're the one that will change theirs".

Cathy tagged several of us to this and it was and still is an absolute truth testament to Cathy and what she stood for...Family.
To Rick, Billy, Zach and Family, we love you and hold you in our prayers of love and comfort.
Love, Arthur and Janet Jacobs

Jennifer Broadhurst

February 12, 2020

So Very Sorry for Your loss. I had the pleasure of knowing Cathy and Her Mom Helen, Dad Tom and Brother Tommy Farrell thru Cheerleading and High School. She was a Wonderful person inside and out. Our Thoughts and Prayers for Cathy's Family 🙏🙏🙏 God Bless.

Billy and Cindy Fitzgerald

February 12, 2020

Our deepest sympathies to the Farrell and Lester families. Prayers to all of you🙏

Catherine Bennett

February 12, 2020

Cathy was an awesome woman and friend. We will miss your huge laugh and great sense of humor. I was an honor to know someone as beautiful as her inside and out. We love you Cathy, rest easy my friend.

The Bennett Family

Lynne Ramirez

February 12, 2020

Cathy was my cousin our prayers and condolences to her family. From uncle Jack's family.

Aunt Patt, Debbie and Lynne

Marjorie Primero

February 11, 2020

Cathy will always be missed with the most sincere affection. We worked hard but at the same time we always managed to have a good time. RIP dear Cathy 🙏

Jim Farrell

February 11, 2020

We are thinking and praying for all you guys. God has a special place for Cathy, she is in our hearts, Love you more! Uncle Jim & Diane