Dorothy Maefield Farris

September 24, 1938August 8, 2020

Dorothy Maefield “Mae” Farris

In loving memory of Mae Farris (nee Hunt), age 81, a lifelong resident of Stony Point. Mae passed away on August 8, 2020 at her daughter's home in Fort Montgomery NY after a long battle with Parkinson's Disease surrounded by her loving family.

Born in Nyack, NY on September 24, 1938, she was the daughter of the late Dorothy Augusta and Hillary Ralph Hunt and sister of Alfred R. Hunt. She attended Haverstraw High School, graduating in 1956. She married her husband Henry C. Farris III “Sonny”on July 25, 1966.

She was the Assistant Treasurer of the Credit Union at Lederle Laboratories until she left to raise her children. When her kids were young, she worked part-time for the Boy Scouts of America in Stony Point and then in the Administrative offices of Helen Hayes Hospital for 26 years, finally retiring at the age of 72.

Mae's greatest joy was spending time with her children and grandchildren, She will be remembered for her beautiful smile, kind nature and welcoming spirit. She loved to laugh. Her family was the most important thing in the world to her and she leaves behind many wonderful memories for them. She never met a stranger, just a friend she hadn't spoken to yet. There are no words to express the heartache of her loss, she will be immensely missed by all.

In addition to her parents and brother, she was predeceased by her stepson Thomas in 1981 and her husband Sonny in 1995. Mae is survived by her loving daughters, Holly (Bob) Gokey and Melissa Farris of Fort Montgomery, NY, and her adored stepdaughter Tracy Farris of Clinton, TN. She is also survived by her beloved grandchildren John “JP” Lawless, Erin, Morgan and Sean Gokey, Justin Farris, and step-grandchildren Don (Sue) Lopez, Michael Lopez and Angela Lopez and their children. Her first cousin Thomas Hunt of Garnerville also survives her as well as numerous nieces and nephews.

Family and friends will gather to honor and remember Mae for a period of visitation on Saturday, August 15, 2020 from 2-4 and 7-9pm in Michael J. Higgins Funeral Home 73 North Liberty Drive, Stony Point, NY 10980. Internment will be private and at the convenience of the family. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to Hospice of Orange and Sullivan Counties, Inc. 800 Stony Brook Court, Newburgh, NY 12550 (


  • Visitation

    Saturday, August 15, 2020


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Melissa Farris

August 12, 2020

I miss you already mom. I don't know how to live my life without you.

Wanda Miranda

August 12, 2020

May you R.I.P. Aunt Maety.

Marianne Olive

August 12, 2020

I first met Mae when Justin was three months old and I started picking him up once a week from their house in Haverstraw. We became fast friends and enjoyed tea and cookies over great conversations when I dropped him back home. I looked forward to those talks with Mae. She was such a loving and caring person and was so crazy about her family and was so enamored by little Justin. I would never have gotten to know Mae if it wasn’t for Missy and my grandson Justin. I will forever thank Mae for bringing them into my life. I will forever miss Mae. May she rest in peace with all the angels in heaven and may she always watch and protect her family as she looks down upon them.

With warm thoughts and remembrance,
Marianne Olive

Catherine Metzko

August 11, 2020

Remembering our many, many, many nights at Brophy's,
our many fun filled vacations, her Mom putting our travels in the
Times, dancing the Twist. I loved counting you as my friend over the years and those memories will last forever.


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