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Farrell, Kenneth G. September 7, 1931 - March 21, 2024

Date of Funeral

March 27, 2024

Kenneth Gordon Farrell


Kenny passed away on March 21, 2024, peacefully at his Assisted Living Facility in Palm Bay, FL, amongst his friends and his dedicated and loving Caretaker, Sharon. Kenny was born in Jersey City, September 7, 1931.

Kenny was Sgt “23” Farrell of Hackettstown Police Department, employed from 1967-1991, Hackettstown Volunteer Firefighter, from 1967-1991, and a proud US Navy Veteran. He was a pillar to our community. Kenny retired in 1991 and relocated to Florida.

He was a wonderful and dedicated husband to the late Audrey Farrell, survived by 2 children, his son, Kenneth Farrell, (and his wife Debbie Barney Farrell). his daughter, Deborah Farrell Leach, (and her husband David B Leach), his grandson, Michael Farrell, (and his wife Kathy) and his 2 great granddaughters, Sophia and Sadie Farrell. He is also survived by his grandchildren, Ullysses Suarez and his daughter Saydee, Cameron Suarez and his wife Tracy, their children, Camryn and Cooper, Brian Leach, Sara Leach, Vito Leach, Crystal Colditz and her son, Lucas.

A memorial visitation will take place on Wednesday, March 27, 2024, from 5:00 pm – 9:00 pm at Cochran Funeral Home, 905 High Street, Hackettstown, NJ 07840.

A memorial service will take place on Wednesday, March 27, 2024, at 8:30 pm with Chaplin Mario Spadaro officiating.

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    Joy Snyder says

    My Sincere Condolences to Debbie, Kenny and the entire Farrell family on the passing of longtime friend and fellow police officer with my husband Les Snyder. (R.I.P.).. My thoughts and prayers are with you all at this very sad time. Joy Snyder

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    Greg Bailey says

    My condolences to the entire Farrell family. Ken proudly served the Hackettstown community and will truly be missed. R.I.P. Ken…..

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    william hannigan says

    To the entire Farrell family Kathy & wish the Lord to watch over and bless you in your time of need. We often think about the good times we had with your Dad & Mom at the 302 club (Dunns house) on Hurley drive. Never a bad Think or done by him. RIP Ken

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    William Lance says

    My condolences to the family, Ken was a good friend and neighbor department coworker. Have many great memories of my brother in blue.

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    Chick and Linda Dimiceli says

    Debbie and Kenny Jr Sadden to hear of the passing of old 23 We have so many good memories with Audrey and Kenny And the great hunting and fishing adventures He was a true friend He will always be remembered by us God Bless

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    Lt. James V. Sharkey (ret) says

    Ken was a friend and mentor to many area Officers. He lead by example and was fearless. He will always be remembered by his friends a Co-workers. Rest easy my friend.

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    Bob ( Moose ) Kunkel says

    God Bless you Sgt Farrell and your family, friends and co workers. Thank you for protecting our town during all the
    years of service. RIP !

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    Paul & Robin Wallace says

    One of the Best ever, Sgt Farrell was a true professional and gentleman, the Town had a treasure in his generation, and Him, served as a Firefighter as well. Just so glad he had many years of retirement. May the LORD Comfort You all in this difficult time, through Christ our LORD
    Paul & Robin Wallace

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    Peg McConnell says

    worked with Kenny for 10 year from 1972-1981. He was an asset to the Hackettstown Police Dept. and to all the crossing guards. My condolences to the family

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    Donald MacClellan says

    The MacClellan family sends its condolences to the the Farrell family.

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    Denise says

    My condolences to Debbie and KennyJr. and all his family and friends. Kenny was such a nice person, fun, sweet~ caring and just a joy to be around. I will cherish all the stories and memories forever.
    May our Lord comfort and give you all peace during this sad time. Rest in Paradise Kenny 🙏🏼🪽🕊️

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