Whalen & Ball Funeral Home

168 Park Ave, Yonkers, NY


Catherine M. Farrell

May 31, 1927January 19, 2020

Mrs. Catherine Farrell, 92 of Yonkers, NY passed away at home on January 19,2020.

For most of her life Catherine was a stay at home mom, but as the children grew older, she took on an additional job as a school crossing guard for the Yonkers School system, after leaving that post she worked for St Joseph's Hospital.

Catherine was born on May 31, 1927 to George and Doris Gableman of White Plains.

She attend Commerce High School were she met the love of her life, Martin Joseph Farrell. They were Married on September 7, 1947, at St Peter's Church in Yonkers. Martin (Fuzzy) died on March 29th, 2010. They have lived most of their life in Yonkers.

Catherine is survived by her daughter Patricia and Joseph DeAngelis, son Raymond and Jane Farrell, son George and Lisa Farrell.

Her Beautiful Grandchildren Joseph and Alexis DeAngelis, George and Lori Farrell, Kaitlyn Farrell, Armand and Sandra Ciccarelli.

But the sparkle of the families eyes are the great-grandchildren, Lily, Crosby, Rose and our newest edition Ryan.

Kay would like you all to know that her work here is done, she knew that her children, grandchildren and great-grandchildren were all doing well. She got tired of sitting around and had an appointment to be with her beloved husband, brothers and sisters that left before her. I hope that this new place will have her up and dancing again.

Love You---

Donations may be made to St. Jude Research Children's Hospital, P. O. Box 3704, Memphis, Tenn. 38101-2132/


  • Visitation Wednesday, January 22, 2020
  • Funeral Service Thursday, January 23, 2020
  • Committal Service Thursday, January 23, 2020


Catherine M. Farrell

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Carolyn Ward-DeFiore

January 30, 2020

I speak for the entire Ward Family in sending our heartfelt condolences for the loss of our dear friend and lifetime( over 50 yrs) next door neighbor Kay . The "trail" was like a second family to us all and so many wonderful memories will forever be held in our hearts.
The originals of the street always kept an eye out, and words of encouragement for- each other and their kids. This, in a time when it truly was a village - that took care of their own. I remember your Mom's laugh and expressive eyes as she would prank on your dad in the back yard with the hose or horse around joking with my Dad... bumming each others cigarettes over the fence. So many memories - we as kids, always gathered at the light pole on the Farrell yard to play "Ring A leave EO" and your Mom on the porch pointing to where the boys were hiding- until it was time to go home . It felt like family. A true sense of community . Kay will be dearly missed by all, but mostly by those few now left on the block , who to the very end, kept care and loving watch of each other.
Carolyn (Ward) DeFiore