Oliva A. (Persico) Farrell

1929 ~ 2020 (age 91)


Oliva A. "Ollie" (Persico) Farrell, of Sandwich, formerly of Mattapan, July 4, 2020, after a prolonged illness. Loving daughter of the late Peter and Letizia Persico. Beloved wife of the late Edward A. Farrell. Devoted mother of Stephen Farrell of Milton, Ruth Carroll and her husband William of Roslindale, Maria McKinnon and her husband Joseph of Waltham, Ellen Collins and her husband Jeremiah of Sandwich and the late Edward G. Farrell. Dear sister of Adolph Persico of Weymouth and the late Modesto Persico and I. Frank Persico. Cherished grandmother of Jennifer Perry, Ryan and Ashley Farrell, Christopher and Daniel Carroll, Joseph McKinnon, Jr. and Michae,l Joseph and Julie Collins. Also survived by her great grandchildren, Mikayla Farrell, Alexa and Olivia Collins, Bella and Anna Perry, Owen and Brenna Carroll and Julia Carroll. Also survived by several nieces and nephews. Late employee of Carney Hospital in Dorchester. In 1994 Olivia was named Affiliate of the Daughters of Charity of the Carney Residence because of the modeling of her Christian life and faith and her loving and generous service to the church to people in need.  Olivia was a daily communicant and Eucharistic Minister at St. Angela Church. Visiting omitted. Funeral Mass at St. Angela Church, Mattapan, Thursday morning at 11. Burial in New Calvary Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, at the family's request, contributions may be made in memory of Oliva and her son Edward to the Center for the Critically Ill Child, Boston Children's Hospital Trust, 201 Park Drive, Suite 602, Boston, MA 02215.  

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 Service Program


Funeral Mass
July 9, 2020

11:00 AM
St. Angela Church (Mattapan)

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