Mark Lanao Farrell

May 18, 2017
Mark Lanao Farrell

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Mark Lanao Farrell departed this life on Thursday, May 18, 2017 after a long struggle with diabetes. He was the youngest of six children born to George L. Farrell, M.D. and Nancy Fitzhugh Farrell in New Jersey. He had been a resident of Williamsburg since 1981. Mark was a dangerously smart and witty man who was impossible to beat at Trivial Pursuit (he was always a one man team). His passion was collecting toy soldiers as his beleaguered wife can attest since they were displayed all over the house, including, at times, on the dining room table. He will be sorely missed by his wife of 18 years, Cassandra Britt Farrell, his Aunt Toni Smith, and his sister and four brothers:  Ann McMahon of Pelham Manor, New York, James Farrell of Midlothian, George Farrell of Williamsburg, William Farrell of Fredericksburg, and John Farrell of Howard County, Maryland, and many extended family members.

His viewing is scheduled for Sunday, May 21st from 5 to 8 P.M. at Bucktrout Funeral Home and the graveside ceremony will be held in Williamsburg Memorial Park on Monday morning at 11 (which is far too early in the morning for him since he was a night owl).  Online condolences may be shared with the family at

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  • May 20, 2017
    Carole Wells R.N. says:
    So very sorry to learn of Marks passing,. We worked together on the night shift at Eastern State . It was always a pleasure to have a shift with Mark, he was smart,competent and amusing. Deepest condolences to his family and friends.

  • May 21, 2017
    Larry and Jewel Covey says:
    So sorry to hear of Mark's passing. Your family holds a special place in our hearts. Our thoughts and prayers are with you all. Love you

  • May 26, 2017
    Jay E. Moore says:
    I did not know Mark, Sandy, but I do know the pain of loss to diabetes. My deepest sympathy to you and your family on his passing.