Gregg J. Farrar

Date of Passing:

July 16, 2022

Farrar, Gregg J., 60, of Rumford Towers, Newman Avenue, Rumford, died unexpectedly on July 16, 2022 at Rhode Island Hospital, Providence.

Born in St. Albans, VT, a son of the late Charles and Elizabeth (Hollis) Farrar, he lived in East Providence most of his life.

Mr. Farrar was an architect for Vista Wall for 20 years before retiring due to illness.

Gregg was a member of the East Providence Elks Club and past Treasurer of the East Providence F.O.P.A. A sports enthusiast, he was a devoted New England Patriot, Boston Red Sox and NASCAR fan.

He is survived by a son, Charles E. Farrar of East Providence; a sister, Kimberly M. Farrar of Powhatan, VA; a brother, Scott C. Farrar of Riverside and several nieces, nephews and cousins.

Calling hours will be held on Wednesday July 20, 2022 in the W. RAYMOND WATSON FUNERAL HOME, 350 Willett Avenue, Riverside from 4-7 p.m.

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22 Comments

  1. Gregg was a great guy. I have known him for over 15 years. I worked in the Engineering Department with him. What a world of knowledge that guy had. Loved Charlie. Always came in to visit with Charlie, so we all got to see him grow. Can’t believe he is gone. From his picture he looked great. In better health than the last time I had saw him. Prayers go to his sister and Charlie. RIP Gregg. Hope you are now forever in peace and out of pain.

  2. My heart is heavy. The world has lost a kind, sweet and giving man.
    I feel blessed to have known Greg. I will remember his smile and his sense of humor. My heart goes out to his family. He will be missed by all that knew him.

  3. Gregg I am so grateful to have meet you..I will forever miss your smile, hugs, and jokes between you and my husband that would keep me entertained all night. I hope you are resting peacefully beside the Lord now with no more pain. U will forever be our angel now xo

  4. Kim and Scott,

    On behalf of the entire graduating Class of EPHS 1979, our deepest and sincerest sympathy extends to you both along with his son.

    He will be missed by those who knew him. Back to our days of bowling. Rest in peace Gregg

  5. Greg was the type of person who was always there when you needed him, kind, caring, giving. He will be missed by all. Sending love & prayers to the rest of the family, xo Jeanne

  6. Cheers to a great man, caring friend and kind soul. It was my pleasure to have known you. Condolences from my family to yours ♥️

  7. To The Farrar, He was always a Gentleman to deal with and a Pleasure to deal with. I met Gregg many Years ago with the F.O.P.A.May he Rest in Peace and God Bless Him.

  8. I’ve known Gregg for as long as I can remember. He was my partner several times when I went to my sister’s to play with her and Doug. Now Doug and Gregg are together again. He’ll be missed by so many. Wendy

  9. Heart broken. My condolences and love to the family. This world has just gotten a bit darker. Gregg I will miss our late night calls. I will miss your humor. No one can make me laugh like you! You didn’t realize it but you one of the strongest people I know. I was bless with you in my life 25+ years. Save me a seat my friend.

  10. My condolences to Gregg’s son and family.. he was a great friend and will be missed

  11. Can’t believe you are gone Uncle its honestly still hard to comprehend why this happened. You will be missed by so many. I’ll make sure the girls remember their Grandpa Gregg. So many lives were impacted by your kind smile and friendly face while you were here and the world will be a little more sad without you in it. Look out for us down here, we will see you in another life.

  12. What a great loss for all who knew Greg 😞 He was a one of a kind for sure. He will be missed by many. Funny, kind, and cared about everyone. When I think of you I smile as you always had a smile for everyone. Fly high my sweet friend. Til we meet again ❤️😘

  13. I will miss u bro !! U where an amazing man!!! If I can only be half the man/ friend/ brother that u where . I’ll miss are laughs together!!! Rest easy bro !!

  14. My condolences to Gregg’s son Charlie, his sister Kimberly, his brother Scott and the rest of his family. He will surely be missed by many. Next time I go out to do karaoke I will sing the song he always liked hearing me sing at Mulhearns, I want to Come Over by Melissa Ethridge. R.I.P. Gregg 🙏🙏🙏

  15. You always made anyone that knew you smile and laugh.. you definitely knew how to do you and not ask or need for help with anything… you will truly be missed.. RIP my friend, til we meet again

  16. You always had me laughing!! I remember all of the clam boils and cookouts! The Lincoln with family and friends having fantastic times with sports,raffles, and just crazy rock and roll!!! I will miss you cuz…R.I.P

  17. I will never forget our Hawaiian cruise!!!!And how fun you were!And all the times I saw you at Mulhearn’s bar!!!Never a time you did not have a smile on your face!!!!Sleep easy my friend…RIP

  18. Gregg aka Niles!! Life is going to be so very hard without! I will forever miss you my friend! Love always Bean ❤

  19. There will never be another man like Gregg. His life was difficult but he always had a smile and made people around him laugh. He loved Charlie dearly and was an awesome dad with endless patience. He touched so many of us in such a positive way. He was always willing to help anyone, but never accepted help for himself. Gregg, you were so special to so many people. You are sorely missed and the world is worse off for you departure. Fly high, fly free my friend!!!

  20. Greg I always admired you for the stress you had to do things on your own and refuse help when it was a physical situation you were always independent. You’re a hero. I will never forget the day that we went skydiving together in Newport. What an experience that was. And you were the first to go without question. You’re a brave man strong man smart and caring. The way you took care of your disability and took care of Charlie at the same time could only be from a strong man Brave man. You have many many friends that know this. Please remember our skydiving day it was the most rememberable day of my life. Thank you Greg

  21. I’m almost at a loss for words because I could go on and on.
    You will be tremendously missed by so many.
    Sending prayers to Charlie, Kim and Scott and the rest of your family and tons of friends.

  22. It’s so hard to believe that you are gone. Rest in Paradise buddy. I’m praying for you and your family

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