Francis J. “Mike” Farrell, III

Francis J. “Mike” Farrell, III, of Marion, died Friday, July 18th at Brigham and Women’s Hospital in Boston surrounded by his family. He was the husband of Cheryl L. (Peltola) Farrell.

Born in Wareham, he was the son of Francis J. Farrell, Jr. of Wareham and Elizabeth M. (Rose) Farrell also of Wareham.

Mike graduated from Upper Cape Cod Regional Technical School in 1980 and was a cranberry grower. He was employed for Agawam Cranberry Company and was also a grower/owner for his family company, Farrell Cranberry.

Mike enjoyed his Sunday bike rides, spending time with his “best friends”, his children. He also enjoyed spending time with his dogs and his dogs Copper and Fenway. His work in the cranberry industry was truly rewarding to him along with the dump truck restoration project he had been working on. He made a lot of good friends over the years and will cherish them forever.

Survivors include his wife Cheryl, his parents, Francis J. Farrell, Jr. and Elizabeth Farrell, his daughter, Katie Farrell and her boyfriend Ryan Burke of Wareham; his son, Matthew Farrell and his girlfriend Lauren Frew of Marion; his brother, Mark Farrell and his wife Lynne of Marion; his sister, Cathy Farrell-Smolinsky and her husband Matthew Smolinsky of FL and several nieces and nephews.

Relatives and friends are invited to visit on Thursday, July 24th at the Chapman, Cole & Gleason Funeral Home, 2599 Cranberry Highway (Rt. 28), Wareham from 4 to 7 p.m. with a memorial service to be held at 7 p.m.

Donations in his memory may be made to Dana Farber Cancer Institute – Memorial Contributions, P.O. Box 849168, Boston, MA 02884. For directions and on-line guestbook visit:

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