Sylvia Farrell Obituary (2021) – White River Junction, VT
White River Junction, VT – Sylvia Clara Farrell, 82, passed away peacefully at her home Wednesday evening with her children by her side, September 15, 2021. She was born December 15, 1938 in Barre, VT the daughter of Alfred and Nadine Effie (Hatch) Brigham. She grew up in Barre, VT and graduated from Spaulding High School in 1956. She enlisted in the US Women’s Air Force, one of the first women to be drafted into the service. Sylvia served in Montgomery, Alabama, where she met and married Stuart Pippin in 1957. They moved living in Newfoundland, then North Dakota and Sarasota, Florida. After her divorce, she moved with her two children to New England to care for her father. In 1979, she married the love of her life, Henry Farrell. They lived in West Fairlee, Vermont, where they raised her two children, Henry’s twelve children and their daughter Sarah. She was a tireless worker, cooking and caring for their large family while doing several jobs outside the home. When Henry passed away in 1995, Sylvia moved to White River Jct., VT to care for her ailing mother. She has worked in several different jobs throughout her life including the local pharmacy, the movie theater, Mother’s Helper and finally daycare in Norwich, Vermont.
She enjoyed crochet, knitting, embroidery, crossword puzzles, hiking, camping at Kettle Pond and Silver Lake. She loved to read and cook and therefore had hundreds of cookbooks in her collection. Sylvia was a dedicated member of Jehovah’s Witness Hartford, Vermont. What people will miss most about her is her wonderful and infectious laughter.
She was predeceased by her parents, her husband, Henry Farrell, her brother, William Brigham, sister Roberta Labounty, her granddaughter, Emily Austin, her step-sons, Thomas, John and Walter Farrell, and several of his dear friends.
She is survived by her son, Stuart Pippin II of Belleville, IL; daughters, Laurie Austin of Oram, UT, Sarah E. Wright of Windsor, VT; daughters-in-law, Cathy Parsons of Canaan, NH, Mary Wheeler of West Virginia; sons-in-law, Henry Farrell III of Windsor, VT, George Farrell of West Virginia, Jason Farrell of Claremont, NH, Joseph Farrell of Florida, Michael Farrell of Oklahoma, Calvin Farrell of Barre, VT, and Francis Farrell of Springfield, NH; sisters, Betty Stone of Williamstown, VT, Marie Tyler of West Newbury, VT, brothers, Donald Brigham of West Newbury, VT, James Brigham of West Fairlee, VT; many grandchildren and great grandchildren; several nieces, nephews and cousins.
Services will take place at a later date.
Condolences can be sent to his family in an online guestbook at www.knightfuneralhomes.com
Posted by Valley News on September 23, 2021.