Edgar L. Farley

Date of Passing:

April 25, 2021

Farley, Edgar L., “Ted,” 90, of Anchor Bay, Wampanoag Trail, East Providence, died peacefully on April 25, 2021 surrounded by his loving family. He was the husband of the late Margaret E. (Cluney) Farley.

Born in Baileyville, ME, he was a son of the late Edgar L. and Addie Mae (Walker) Farley. He attended Barrington College and also worked at Barrington College as well as at the Barrington Christian Academy.

Mr. Farley served as Pastor of the Hornbine Baptist Church, Rehoboth, MA and was an interim Pastor of the North Swansea Baptist Church.

Mr. Farley was a United Sates Army Veteran serving during the Korean Conflict.

He is survived by two sons, Joseph L. Farley of East Providence and James E. Farley of Riverside and a daughter, Deborah A. Smith of Jamestown. He was the brother of the late Herbert, Herman and Cecil Farley.

His funeral service will be held on Thursday April 29, 2021 in the W. RAYMOND WATSON FUNERAL HOME, 350 Willett Avenue, Riverside at 12 noon. Calling hours are Thursday morning 11 a.m. to 12 noon. Burial with Military Honors will follow in the Rhode Island Veteran’s Memorial Cemetery, Exeter. Flowers are respectfully omitted.

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  1. Just found out today that Ted had passed. When attending Barrington College, I worked part time at the Music bldg for Ted. He was the best and loved life and the students. After all these many years, I saw him with his son at the Riverside restaurant and spoke with him to refresh his memory, not much refreshing necessary. Wish I would have had the chance to see him one more time. But I think I will. Thx Ted and family.

  2. Joe, Jimmy & Debbie,
    I am so very sorry for your loss. I remember your Dad well from Barrington College. We would often stop and chat in the Student Union and he always had a smile and a hello for me. My sincere condolences.
    Missy (Nauta) McCauley

  3. I will miss my Uncle Ted. I called him every Sunday evening. We both enjoyed our chats. I will miss our talks. I know you are resting I’m heaven with Aunt Margaret. We will be reunited someday, so see you later Uncle Ted. I will always love you.

  4. RIP Mr Farley
    You were the true meaning of a gentle man. I enjoyed our visits and conversations over the past 6 years. You will be missed. I’m so happy you had a splendid 90th birthday celebration. You were so deserving of it.

  5. Mr. Farley was and will always be one of our favorite patients at Cardiovascular Institute. He was such a gentleman and always so kind to us when we called him. He will be very much missed.

  6. Ted was a wonderful man. He always had a smile on his face and a story to share. It was my pleasure to have been able to care for him at his time at Anchor Bay. I have many wonderful memories of Ted and I can hope that your memories will bring you all comfort during this difficult time. Ted was an inspiration to all and he will always be a resident that I remeber for years to come.

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