January 15, 2021
Bertha A. "Bert" Farrell, 99, Clayton passed away January 15, 2021 at Samaritan Summit Village, Watertown.
Bert was born in Watertown on November 23, 1921, daughter of Edward and Rhoda Case Denny. She married Merton E. Farrell on May 25, 1940 at St. Mary's Church with Rev. Joseph Ryan officiating. Mert died on February 15, 2012.
Bert had worked at Hawn's Knitting Mill. She then worked for Graphic Controls for 20 years, retiring as a Rewind Operator on February 17, 1979. She was a communicant of St. Mary's Church. She enjoyed gardening, flowers and keeping her house for her family. Bert especially enjoyed spending time with her sons and their families.
She is survived by her three sons, Robert M. and Bruce M., both of Adams Center and Dennis M. and wife Susan H., Clayton; six grandchildren and eight great-grandchildren; and several nieces nephews, and cousins. Bert was predeceased by her three siblings, Harry Denny, Alice Weaver, and Rosalene Stackiewicz.
A graveside service will be held at St. Mary's Cemetery in the spring at a time and date to be announced. Arrangements are entrusted with Cummings Funeral Service, Inc., Clayton and online condolences to her family may be posted at www.cummingsfuneral.com.
In lieu of flowers donations may be made to TIERS, PO Box 524, Clayton, NY 13624.
I met "Bert" while she was a resident at Samaritan Summitt Village. My mom was a resident there also and came to know your mom because they were "assigned" the same table to eat at. They became fast friends and enjoyed watching Jeopardy together. They had lively discussions about just about any topic you could imagine. I went to Bingo and various musical features with them and enjoyed there thoughts on life, politics, and numerous other topics. the one topic they always enjoyed talking about was family. Bert loved her family very much and enjoyed their visits. I only managed to see Bert once after my mom died, due to the COVID issue. But boy I sure enjoyed that visit and I know Bert did too. My thoughts and prayers are with you all. Miss you Bert!
We are sorry to hear of the passing of your mom. We remember seeing and meeting both her and your dad at your place and visiting with them both. Our thoughts and prayers are with you all at this time.
Wes & Clover