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Louis M. Farrick

September 20, 1943 ~ March 5, 2024 (age 80) 80 Years Old
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Louis Farrick Obituary

Louis M. Farrick

Westhampton, MA - Louis M. Farrick, age 80, passed away at Cooley Dickinson Hospital on March 5, 2024. He was born in Northampton, Massachusetts, on September 20, 1943, to the late Louis and Mary (Wanczyk) Farrick.

Louis-though you may know him as Lou, Louie, or that antique man-grew up and attended Smith Vocational Agriculural school in Northampton. Upon graduating high school, Louis served in the United States Army. In 1964, Louis married his sweetheart, Margaret (Boucher) Farrick. Over the next six decades, together Louis and Margaret built an adventure-filled life for themselves and their family, including children James Farrick, Christine Farrick, and Thomas Greene.

Although Louis was employed by Magnet Machine as a machinist and by Gravure Engraving as the boss for many years, he rose to local fame as a prominent Antique Dealer, opening L&M Furniture on Market Street in the 1980s. For the next forty years, Louie and Marge entertained clients from all areas of interest, those simply perusing the treasures of the store and those who knew exactly what they were looking for. Louie was a brilliant historian and knew something about everything. He also was not afraid to tell you what he knew.

In 2017, Louie starred in the short films "Louie's Antiques," and "All the Marbles" by local filmmaker, Melissa McClug. In 2018, Louie and Marge closed L&M Furniture on Market Street, but that did not mean Louie was ready to retire. Up until his passing, Louie remained steadfastly dedicated to the antique business. For a week each Spring, Summer, and Fall, Louie and Marge could be found set up at their booth at the Brimfield Antique Show.

Louie was a keeper and teller of stories, whether of his own life or tales he'd picked up along the way. He loved his home with his hon, the island, Reggie and all the Farrick dogs of the past, Rhode Island, and staying young by staying out until the crack of dawn. There is not enough space here, or anywhere, to describe in full who Louie is and was. His brightness will continue bringing light to the lives of those who were so fortunate to be a part of his story.

Louis is survived by his wife of six decades, Margaret (Boucher) Farrick; sons James Farrick (Susan) and Thomas Greene, and daughter Christine Farrick (Brian). To Douglas (Erica), Angela, Samuel, and Sarah (Cody), he was the best Pop. He was an exceptional brother to Joseph Farrick (Karen) and Louise Garde. He left a timeless impression on his many nieces, nephews, and friends. Apart from his parents, parents-in-law, and grandparents, Louie was predeceased by his loving sisters Rose, Gloria, and Susan.

A Prayer Service will be held on Saturday, March 9, 2024, at 11:00 at Mitchell Funeral Home in Easthampton, Massachusetts. Visitation will be from 9:00 a.m. until the time of the Prayer Service.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in Louis' memory to Mass General Cancer Center at Cooley Dickinson Hospital, Cooley Dickinson Hospital, Development Office, P.O. Box 329, Northampton, MA 01061-0329

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Visitation
Saturday
March 9, 2024

9:00 AM to 11:00 AM
Mitchell Funeral Home
15 Park Street
Easthampton, MA 01027

Prayer Service
Saturday
March 9, 2024

11:00 PM
Mitchell Funeral Home
15 Park Street
Easthampton, MA 01027

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