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Dale W Farrell

September 5, 1944 — June 21, 2020


Dale Wentworth Farrell, 75 of Bolton, MA passed away unexpectedly at home, on Sunday, June 21, 2020. He leaves his beloved wife of over 50 years, Ruth A. (McLewis) Farrell.

Dale was born in Cambridge, MA on September 5, 1944, a son of the late Raymond and Ruby Farrell. He was raised in the Hyde Park neighborhood of Boston, where he graduated from High School. After graduation Dale enlisted in the United States Navy and honorably served his Nation during the Vietnam War. While serving in the Navy, Dale was swept off his feet by the love of his life Ruth A. (McLewis), who was also serving in the Navy at the same time. They were married shortly before Dale shipped out to Vietnam. After his return from the war, they both attended Northeastern University in Boston, where he earned his bachelor’s degree. After a brief time in Holliston, Dale and Ruth settled in Bolton, where they have resided for over 41 years together.

Dale had a long and highly successful career in Marketing, eventually retiring as the Vice President of Marketing at a pharmaceutical design/build firm in Rhode Island. After retirement he started a new career as a fine art dealer and specialized in pieces by deceased North Shore American Painters. He also enjoyed collecting Antiques and American Folk Art. Throughout his life he was an avid outdoors-man and loved traveling to see nature. Dale was an avid fly-fisherman and he loved to travel to Labrador, Canada on his many fly-fishing expeditions. Additionally, Dale was an avid collector of Native American arrowheads.  He amassed an impressive collection over the years, all hand-picked right from local soil by him. Dale had a passion for learning, especially about history, space and time, and great American explorers, such as Earnest Shackleton .  He was truly a fount of knowledge about almost everything.

In addition to his beloved wife Ruth A. (McLewis) Farrell, he is also survived by his daughter Carrie K. Gagnon and her husband Marc of Williston, VT and two grandchildren, Lillie Gagnon and Brielle Gagnon. He was also predeceased by his brother Calvin Farrell.

Relatives and friends are invited to a period of calling hours from 5 pm until 8 pm on Friday, June 26, 2020 at Tighe Hamilton Regional Funeral Home, 50 Central St., Hudson, MA. A Graveside funeral service will be held at 11 am on Saturday, June 27, 2020 at West Burial Grounds in Bolton, MA.

In lieu of flowers, donations can be made in loving memory of Dale W. Farrell to Arthritis Foundation, 1355 Peachtree St NE Suite 600, Atlanta, GA 30309;

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Service Schedule

Past Services


Friday, June 26, 2020

5:00 - 8:00 pm (Eastern time)

Tighe Hamilton Regional Funeral Home.

50 Central Street, Hudson, MA 01749

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Graveside Service

Saturday, June 27, 2020

Starts at 11:00 am (Eastern time)

West Burying Grounds

Green Road, Bolton, MA 01740

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