Marguerite E. Farley Print E-mail

Marguerite E. Farley

Loving, wife, mother, grandmother, sister and aunt
   Marguerite E. (Lantagne) Farley, 63, of Lowell, died suddenly while vacationing with her family in Seabrook New Hampshire. She was the beloved wife of Michael F. Farley who survives her and with whom she celebrated their 39th wedding anniversary on April 21st of this year.
   Born in Lowell, Massachusetts, January 12, 1954, a daughter of the late Harold “Budgie” and the late Agnes (Flaherty) Lantagne, she attended the Sacred Heart Grammar School in Lowell, and was a graduate of the Academy of Notre Dame with the Class of 1971. She then attended Salve Regina College in Newport, Rhode Island and later graduated from Emmanuel College in Boston earning a Bachelor of Science Degree in Education.
 A devout Catholic, Marguerite was a longtime parishioner of the Immaculate Conception Church in Lowell for many years. She instilled a strong catholic faith in her children.
 Marguerite was employed by the City of Lowell School Department as reading specialist for many years before finishing her career at the Riley School as a second grade teacher, prior to her retirement.
 Marguerite enjoyed traveling, among her most cherished trips were a family vacation to Ireland, her pilgrimage to Medjugorje, and trips too Bora Bora, Paris, Rome, and Venice. She also loved her annual vacations at Seabrook beach with her family. She had the ability to light up any room she was in and left a lasting impact on all those touched. Above all else, being all about family, she cherished the quality time she spent with her husband, children and grandchildren. 
 In addition to her husband Mike, Marguerite is survived by three daughters Kristin Farley, Lisa Shepard and her husband Matthew and Mary Farley all of Lowell; a son Michael F. Farley, Jr. and his wife Amanda of Lowell; four grandchildren Victoria, Charlise, Madelyn and Liam; two sisters Mary Ann Kelley and her husband Stephen of Newton, MA and Lisa Klobutcher and her husband Robert “Skip” of Lowell; a brother Bryan Lantagne of Chelmsford, MA; and many nieces and nephews.
 Friends may call at the O’DONNELL FUNERAL HOME 276 PAWTUCKET ST. at Fletcher from 4 to 8 P.M. Wednesday. Relatives and friends are invited to attend her Funeral Mass to be celebrated Thursday morning at the IMMACULATE CONCEPTION CHURCH in Lowell at 10 o’clock followed by burial in St. Patrick Cemetery. E-condolences/directions at Those wishing may make contributions in her memory to the House of Hope, 812 Merrimack St., Lowell, MA 01854. Arrangements by Funeral Director James F. O’Donnell, Jr.
Condolences (12)
  • Paula Talty
    To Mike and Marguerite's children and family, Marguerite was my first friend. She moved to Bowden St when I was living on the corner of Gorham and Bowden. I think I was 4 or 5. We both went to Sacred Heart. Budgie would take us to Lakeview to go on the train, the merry go round and the dodgems. I spent a lot of time in that Biden St home with my best friend. I loved her and cherish those early childhood memories. So sorry for your loss.
  • Joan Shafran  - Sincere Condolences
    Mike, So sorry for the loss of your beloved Marguerite. My deepest sympathies go out to you and your family. Joan
  • Diane Donaldson and family  - With sympathy
    Our sincere condolences for your loss. In my acquaintance with Marguerite, I admired her faith and her obvious love and commitment to her family. Her warm smile whenever we ran into each other is something I will always remember. My thoughts and prayers are with you during this difficult time.
  • Fr Terrence O'Connell
    Mike I was fortunate to meet Marguerite through Fr Jim Erving OMI. She was a great blessing along with your family for him. Marquerite was often a visitor to the shrine and with those visits I met her as a women of faithful prayer. As she so often prayed for others may she now know the fullness of blessing that she often prayed for others to be her own now in the Lord's eternal presence. Be strong in our faith and comforted by love that is not broken by death. Fr Terrence O'Connell OMI.
  • Joan Shafran  - Sincere Condolences
    Mike, So sorry for the loss of your beloved Marguerite. My deepest sympathies go out to you and your family. Joan
  • Joan Shafran  - Sincere Condolences
    Mike, So sorry for the loss of your beloved Marguerite. My deepest sympathies go out to you and your family. Joan
  • Meredith  - I'm deeply very sorry for your great loss
    "Our loving Heavenly Father cares deeply for you(1Peter 5:7) And because he the reader of hearts he understands you more then anyone. May you pour your heart out to him in prayer so that he imparts to you the comfort and strength to cope during this difficult time. Philippians 4:6,7, Hosea 13:14"
  • Christine Shepard
    I am so sorry for your loss. I know how difficult this time is for all of you. Marguerite was a wonderful woman who touched many lives. I hope that you are able to find comfort in your many fond memories.
  • Mrs. Jacqueline Blount
    Mr. Mike Farley & Family Extending my deep and heartfelt sympathy to you and your family. The memories of your love will never fade away. Someone so dear will never be forgotten. My prayers are with you and your family.
  • Laurel and Emmet
    We are so very sorry for the loss of a very fun and caring lady. Our deepest sympathies to your family.
  • Michele Reynolds
    Lisa and family, You are in my thoughts and prayers. Michele Reynolds
  • Ed Chanatry sorry to hear about the loss of Marguerite. You would often talk about your wife and her career as a teacher....and retirement. Sorry I could not personally express my sympathy to you and your family....but I am thinking of you. ..ed
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