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Arthur Farrington

Arthur J. Farrington, 61, passed away peacefully on October 7, 2016 at Albany Medical Center with his family & friends by his side.

Born in Brooklyn on August 9, 1955 he was the son of the late Arthur Farrington and Irene Scanlon Farrington and the beloved husband to the late Dolores Settineri Farrington.

Arthur graduated from Kingsborough Community College, SUNY at Cortland and Brooklyn College with a Master’s degree in Education.

He married his wife Dolores in 1982 and lived in Brooklyn before moving to the Capital District in 1984. He has been a resident of Latham for the past 32 years.

Arthur was an excellent teacher and strong supporter of Catholic education on all levels. A loving educator  for St. Pius X, St. Casimir’s and La Salle Institute in Troy, previously the Middle School Principal, the religion teacher and most recent the Guidance Counselor. He was a LaSalle football coach for decades.  Art Farrington was a dedicated and loving person to his family, friends, students and colleagues.  The community and ministry of La Salle Institute has been blessed by Art's presence and dedication in so many ways. The world is indeed a better place because of this wonderful Lasallian educator.

He was the devoted father to Crystal Stutz (David) of Niskayuna and Jesse Farrington (Nicole) of Latham, adored grandfather of Sarah and Thomas Stutz, Blaise, Haliegh and Sophia Farrington, dear brother to Edward Farrington (Rosemarie), Eileen Farrington, Gerard Farrington (Kathy), Dorothy Farrington, also survived by several nieces, nephews and friends.

Arthur was predeceased by his mother and father, his wife Dolores and sister Debbie Farrington Mann Greene.

Funeral mass will be held 10 am on Tuesday October 11, 2016 at St. Michael’s Church 175 Williams Road, with Art’s cousin, Reverend Billy Tyrell officiating. Burial will follow at St. Agnes Cemetery in Menands.

Callings hours will be held on Monday, October 10, 2016 from 3:00 pm to 7:00 pm in the chapel at La Salle Institute, 174 Williams Rd. Troy.

In lieu of flowers, contributions in memory of Arthur may be made to the Ronald McDonald House, 139 South Lake Ave., Albany, NY 12208.  Please visit www.mcloughlinmason.com

Charitable donations may be made to:

Ronald McDonald House
139 S Lake Ave, Albany NY 12208
Tel: 1-518-438-2655
Web: https://www.rmhcofalbany.org/

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A candle was lit in memory of Arthur Farrington

Your cousin Doreen Oct 15 2016 12:00 AM

A candle was lit in memory of Arthur Farrington

Lianne Webster-Kim Oct 11 2016 12:00 AM

My heart was broken when I learned of Art Farringtons death. He was an amazingly caring person who had a profound influence on so many young men at La Salle, especially those who were troubled. Kids knew that Art cared about them and wanted the best for them. For Art each kid was a gift from God who needed both direction and a stronger sense of being valued. He will be missed.

Br. Carl Malacalza Oct 10 2016 12:00 AM

Thank you so much for being David's rock. Your encouragement and dedication to seeing him graduate will live in David's heart forever. There needs to be more staff at LaSalle like you. You will never be forgotten. May you Rest In Peace Mr. Farrington. My condolences to the family.

Cindy Durivage Oct 10 2016 12:00 AM

A candle was lit in memory of Arthur Farrington

Anthony and Cindy Durivage Oct 10 2016 12:00 AM

Rest in peace, my ole' pal, Art... So many fond memories of our teaching and Administration days.. You will be missed by many... My prayers and thoughts are with your family...

Nick Audi Oct 10 2016 12:00 AM

So sad to hear this news. Thank you Art for the years of friendship and love you and Dolores showed my family. We have wonderful memories of times shared with you and your family. It makes me happy that you accomplished your dreams..

Elaine Dingwall Oct 10 2016 12:00 AM

I was so sorry to hear of Art's passing. He was a wonderful and dedicated man and I remember him well from St. Pius. He will be truly missed by so many , especially his warm and friendly smile. May his memory always remain in your hearts and know that you will all be in my thoughts and prayers.

Mary Severance Oct 9 2016 12:00 AM

Jesse and family, I'm so sorry for the loss of your Dad. I only knew him a short time and he was such a sweet man. He will be greatly missed. RIP Mr. Farrington. May God bless and comfort you during this time of loss.

Kim and Arthur Westervelt Oct 8 2016 12:00 AM