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James F. Farrington Jr. 2021

Farrington, James F Jr. (CW4, US Army, Retired). Jim passed away peacefully on Nov 12, 2021 at the age of 90 after a long, fulfilling life. He was predeceased by the love of his life, Rosemary (Hattwig) Farrington, after 56 years of marriage.

After graduating from Hartford Public High in 1949, he joined the National Guard, where he served 6 years before enlisting in the US Army in 1955. During his time in the military he worked on Nike missile systems and found himself stationed in a number of hot spots at critical times. Wherever possible he was accompanied by his wife and children as he moved around the globe. After retiring in 1974, he settled in East Hartford and went to work at the University of Hartford, retiring a second time in 1995. Over the years he was a member of the Boy Scouts of America, the American Legion, the Italian American club of East Hartford, and the Knights of Columbus.

Anywhere Jim went he made friends easily, regaling them with tales of his adventures and mis-adventures, both true and not-quite-true. Regardless, they were always entertaining, and all who took the time to get to know him will miss hearing his stories.

He was predeceased by his parents, James F Farrington, Sr., and Gladys (LaFogg) Farrington, as well as his sister Barbara Kusner. He leaves behind his son James F. Farrington III and his wife Joan of McKinney TX, daughter Donna Pinney and her husband Tim of Stafford Springs, CT, and his son David Farrington and his wife Christine of South Windsor CT. He also leaves his granddaughter Jasmine Burns and her husband Paul, and his great-grandaughter Kinsley Burns of Stafford Springs, CT, as well as his grandson Tim Pinney Jr., grandson Ray Pinney and his wife Courtney, great grandson Ray Pinney Jr., and great grand-daughter Jocelyn Pinney, as well as several nieces and nephews.

Services will be held in the spring at the convenience of the family. In lieu of flowers, we ask that donations be made to the Disabled American Vets.


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