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
Ronald McDonald House
139 S Lake Ave, Albany NY 12208