In Memory

Joan Farrington ((Adler))

Joan Carol Farrington Resident of Livermore Joan Carol Farrington, beloved mother of Kevin Farrington Adler and Kristopher Evans Adler, passed from this earth on March 21, 2008, after a long, courageous battle with breast cancer.

Born on August 17, 1948, in Philadelphia, PA to Ralph Farrington and Carol Cornish, Joan grew up in Needham, Massachusetts. After attending Mitchell Junior College and Wagner College, Joan graduated from Suffolk University with a BA in Psychology. In 1981, Joan married Paul Adler and moved out west to Livermore, California, her adoptive home where she raised her two sons and many pets with immense love and warmth.

A selfless servant of God all her life, Joan held a very dear place in her heart for her sister Diane Farrington and the hundreds of seniors and disabled in her exercise classes at the Hayward Adult School. A lifelong love of music, an adept artistic touch, a green thumb, and a passion for Native American culture characterized this special woman. But what truly distinguished Joan was her determination, her unflinching faith in humanity - summed up by her credo, "people are people" - and, most of all, her love, respect and compassion towards everyone and her devotion to her two boys.

She is survived by her sons Kevin and Kris and their father Paul, her sister Diane, her brother Bruce Farrington, her cousins Sally Farrington-Clute, Barbara Collins, and June Merwin, and many wonderful friends and relatives. She will be missed dearly. Funeral Services will be held Saturday, April 5 at 10AM at St. Clare's Episcopal Church, 3350 Hopyard Rd., Pleasanton, CA. Reception to follow Funeral Services at the church, Private Burial at Roselawn Cemetery, Livermore, CA. In lieu of flowers donations to Joan Carol Farrington Memorial Fund, 1692 Hollyhock St., Livermore, CA 94551. Callaghan Mortuary & Livermore Crematory (925) 447-2942