Helene T. Farrey, 87, Former Peekskill Resident

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OSSINING, N.Y. - Helene T. Farrey of Ossining, formerly of Peekskill, died Dec. 25. She was 87.

Farrey was born June 3, 1926, in Peekskill; daughter of Vincenzo and Emilia Costa D'Onofrio. She attended a one room school house on Oregon Corners and the Little Red School House on Locust Avenue in Cortlandt, before graduating from Peekskill High School, class of 1944. She was a participant in the Democratic parties in both Peekskill and Croton. She belonged to "Call to Action", a reform movement in the Catholic Church.

Farrey is survived by her sons, Daniel (Nina), Timothy (Cheryl) Farrey; daughter, Monica (Ray) Quercia; five grandchildren; nine great grandchildren. She was predeceased by her husband, Declan Farrey; daughter, Denise Maier; siblings, Samuel D'Onofrio, Lita Cypher; and friend, Glynn Meggison.

Calling hours are Friday, Dec. 27 from 4 to 8 p.m. at Dorsey-Carlone Funeral Home, 1100 Cortlandt St., Peekskill. A Mass of Christian burial will be celebrated at 12 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 28 at St. Ann's Church, Ossining, followed by interment in Bethel Cemetery, Croton.

Donations in Farrey's memory may be made to either Guiding Eyes for the Blind, or to St. Ann's Food Pantry.

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