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Mrs. Margaret Elizabeth “Peg” (Philbin) Farren, 93, of Brooksby Village, Peabody, beloved wife of the late Francis “Jerry” Farren, died Friday, February 17, 2017 at her home following a brief illness.
Born in Everett, she was the daughter of the late Michael and Annie (O’Toole) Philbin. She was raised and educated in Everett.
Mrs. Farren had been employed as the office supervisor at Thomas Strahan Wall Paper in Chelsea for over 26 years until the time of her retirement. She was known for her attention to detail and superior organizational skills. She was a dedicated and faithful administrator and office manager.
A resident of the City of Everett for over 83 years, Peg was a volunteer administrator at St. John the Evangelist Catholic Church in Wellesley where her brother was the pastor for many years. She was devoted to her family and faith. More recently Peg had resided at Brooksby Village in Peabody and made many friends. She will be deeply missed.
Peg is survived by her nephew John C. Philbin and his wife Paula, her nieces Maureen Crockett, Pauline Philbin and Patricia Ciampa, many cousins, dear friends and sisters-in-law, Caroline Philbin and Alice Farren. She was the wife of the late Everett Fire Department Lieutenant Francis “Jerry” Farren and sister of the late Reverend Monsignor John J. Philbin, former Pastor of St. John the Evangelist in Wellesley and Thomas F. Philbin, former Commissioner of Administration and Finance for the Commonwealth of Massachusetts and sister-in-law of the late Philomena Foley.
Her funeral Mass will be held in the Chapel at Brooksby Village, 300 Brooksby Village Dr., Peabody, Monday, Feb. 27th at 10 a.m. Relatives and friends invited. Burial in Woodlawn Cemetery, Everett. Visiting hours in the Peterson-O’Donnell Funeral Home, 167 Maple St., (Route 62) Danvers, Sunday, Feb. 26th from 1 to 4 p.m. In lieu of flowers, expressions of sympathy may be made in Peg’s memory to the St Jude’s Children’s Research Hospital, 501 St. Jude Place, Memphis, TN, 38105. To share a memory or offer a condolence, please visit www.odonnellfuneralservice.com.
Published on  February 23, 2017
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