JOHN FARRELL grew up, lived and died in the Bronx. He entered St. Joseph's Seminary (Dunwoodie) in Yonkers to become a priest c.1938.
Due to his mother's poor health, he resigned the seminary and did not become a priest.
When John went to register for World War II, he was given the routine medical examination.
He was told by the Army doctors that he had a bad heart and that not only was he not
being accepted into the Army, he should go home and rest as he would not be long for this
world. It seems that John had rheumatic fever as a child and it affected his heart. He did
live to the age of 75.
John resided with his mother and most of the clan on Teller Avenue, in St.
Angela Merici's Parish in the South Bronx. He was very active in the parish,
being a member of many parish groups, including the Usher's Society. John
decided to take a vacation to the Catskill Mountains in the summer of 1955. His
mother died January 9 of the previous year. He joined his sister and other
members of his family who were vacationing at The Thompson
House, in Windham New
York. There he met and later married Alice Jackson who was on vacation with her
aunts. Her father had died a few months earlier.
HENRY FARRELL married ALICE FRANCES
JACKSON, on June 30, 1956 in St. Angela Merici RC Church, Bronx,
Children of ALICE JACKSON and JOHN FARRELL are: