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September 20, 2018
Eleanor R. Farley, 83, of Springfield, MA passed away on Thursday, September 20th. Left this world to be united with her beloved but never forgotten daughter, Susan Farley Stedman, who passed away 6/16/17. Eleanor was the oldest of six children, born to Anthony and Josephine (Chene) Serafino. Eleanor was a lifelong resident of Springfield, graduated from the High School of Commerce, worked in the office of Springfield Country Club and retired from Jahn Foundry as a reception secretary. She enjoyed knitting and baking. She was known as the Cookie Lady. Eleanor was a member of the East Springfield Golden Age Club, Hungry Hill Senior Center, Raymond Jordon Senior Center, was a communicant of the Mary, Mother of Hope Parish and a member of the Women’s Club. She is survived by her beloved husband, Jim Farley of 62 years, her son, Jim Farley, Jr. (Kelly), her five grandchildren, Amy and Katie Stedman and Daniel, Waylon and Harper Farley, son-in-law, Dick Stedman, her three brothers, Donald Serafino of Springfield, George Serafino (Anita) of Palm Coast Florida and Rick Serafino (Jean) of Portland, CT, her brother-in-law, Phil DelNegro and her best friend of 70 years, Peg English, who was like a sister to her. She was predeceased by her two sisters, Barbara DelNegro and Jean Viecelli. Eleanor’s funeral will be held on Monday, September 24, 2018, 11 am at the Cierpial Memorial Funeral Home on 69 East St. in Chicopee Falls, with a funeral home service at 11:30 am. Burial will be at the Massachusetts Veterans Memorial Cemetery in Agawam on 1390 Main St. at 1 pm. Callings hours are on Sunday from 4 to 7 pm. Memorial contributions may be made to St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital, 501 St. Jude Place, Memphis, TN 38105-1905.