Donna L. (Dango) Farrow

April 30, 2011

DONNA L. (DANGO) FARROW – age 61, of Reading, formerly of Woburn, unexpectedly, April 30th. Beloved wife of William R. Farrow. Devoted mother of Bryan R. and his wife Beth of Malden and Chad M. and his wife Noble of Brookline, NH, and loving grandmother of Kyla, Kieran, and Acelyn. Dear sister-in-law of Cindy Dango, Lynda Peitzsch and her husband Bill, Bruce Farrow and his wife Jeanne, and Paul Farrow, all of Woburn, and Deborah McNeil and her husband David of Westwood. Also survived by many aunts, uncles, nieces, nephews, and cousins. Funeral from the Lynch-Cantillon Funeral Home, 263 Main Street, Woburn, on Thursday, May 5th, at 9:15 a.m. Funeral mass in St. Charles Church, 280 Main Street, Woburn, at 10. Calling hours Wednesday from 4 to 8 p.m. Interment in Woodbrook Cemetery, Woburn. In lieu of flowers, Donna’s family requests that donations may be made in her memory to the National Kidney Foundation Serving New England, 85 Astor Ave., Suite 2, Norwood, MA 02062-5040.

OBITUARY:

Donna L. (Dango) Farrow of Reading, a native of Woburn, died suddenly in Hilton Head, South Carolina, on Saturday, April 30th, while vacationing there with her husband Bill. She was sixty-one years of age.

Donna was born in Woburn, the daughter of the late Michael and Jean (MacDormand) Dango. She attended Woburn schools and was a 1967 graduate of Woburn High School. She continued her education at Mass. General School of Nursing, where she earned her degree as a Registered Nurse.

She and her husband Bill met in high school and were married in 1972. In 1975 they took up residence in Reading, and it was there that they raised their two sons. Donna worked at the Choate Hospital in earlier years, and later continued her nursing career in the Intensive Care Unit at Winchester Hospital. More recently she worked in the Telemetry Unit, from which she retired earlier this year.

A social, outgoing woman, Donna loved to travel. She and her husband enjoyed numerous trips to Arizona, Florida, Myrtle Beach, Cancun, and the Bahamas, as well as frequent visits to the Cape. Her favorite pastime was shopping, and she also enjoyed reading and cooking. Donna’s family was her priority, and she will be remembered as a devoted and loving wife, mother, and “Nona” to her cherished grandchildren.

Preceding her in death, along with her parents, was a brother, Peter Dango.

Surviving are her husband of thirty-nine years, William R. “Bill” Farrow, two sons, Bryan R. and his wife Beth of Malden and Chad M. and his wife Noble of Brookline, NH. She was the loving grandmother of Kyla, Kieran, and Acelyn, and dear sister-in-law of Cindy Dango, Lynda Peitzsch and her husband Bill, Bruce Farrow and his wife Jeanne, and Paul Farrow, all of Woburn, and Deborah McNeil and her husband David of Westwood. She also leaves many aunts, uncles, nieces, nephews, and cousins.

The funeral will be held from the Lynch-Cantillon Funeral Home, 263 Main Street, Woburn, on Thursday, May 5th, at 9:15 a.m., followed by a funeral mass in St. Charles Church, 280 Main Street, Woburn, at 10. Interment will take place in Woodbrook Cemetery, Woburn.

Calling hours at the funeral home are on Wednesday from 4 to 8 p.m.

In lieu of flowers, Donna’s family requests that donations may be made in her memory to the National Kidney Foundation Serving New England, 85 Astor Ave., Suite 2, Norwood, MA 02062-5040.

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  1. I will always remember that seeing Bill and Donna was the highlight of the family reunions. Donna had the most wonderful, robust laugh. When I was younger, I remember she gave the best hugs. I will miss her greatly! We love you Donna… Bill, I am so sorry we could not be there for you.

    God bless you!

  2. To Billy and Family,

    I am so sorry to hear of Donna’s sudden passing. She was my childhood friend for many years. I remember all the fun we had together during high school and when you were dating. She will always be in my memories, and you and your family are in my thoughts and prayers.

    Love,
    Janet Pecora Dowling

  3. Billy & family,

    My deepest and heartfelt condolences on the loss of your best friend/mother. I will pray that your faith and love will give you strength and peace throughout this difficult time.

    Ed Comer

  4. Bob Coy
    Bill So sorry to hear the bad news. I wish I could be there in person for you.Fifty years ago We could talk and make anything feel better, but you can’t lose your best friend of 39 years without taking a big bite of pain.My wife Jayne and I will include Donna ,You ,and your family in our prayers. So sorry Bob.

  5. To Bill and family,

    You are in my thoughts and prayers at this time.

    Jean Reardon
    Swampscott Post Office

  6. To Bryan and the Farrow Family;

    Please accept our sincerest condolences on the passing of your Mother Donna. We are sorry for your loss and hope that your wonderful memories of Donna comfort all of her family and friends.

    Please let us know if we can be of any assistance to you during these difficult times.

    Solemn regards,
    David & Lisa D’Arcangelo

  7. Rick & Cheryle Farrow Miller
    Dear Billy & family: We are so sorry to hear about Donna’s passing. You and the family are in our thoughts & prayers at this difficult time. Love, Cousin Cheryle, Rick and family. St. Petersburg, FL

  8. Deb Lees Holtorf
    To the Farrow family,

    I don’t know any of you and in nursing school, didn’t know Donna really well. At our recent reunion, however, I had the honor of enjoying conversation with Donna and want to tell you how much her upbeat and optimistic attitude affected me. The first conversation I had with my husband after the reunion was about resiliency – Donna was a model for loving life and keeping going.
    My thoughts and good wishes go to her family.

  9. I worked with Donna, after Choate closed,up in Wilmington at Walk In Urgent Care. She was so upbeat,always had a smile and was never at a lack for words. She was such a pleasure to work with. It was
    such a shock to hear of her untimely passing. My deepest sympathy to her family. I am
    so sorry for your loss.

    Judy Knapp

  10. Jim Maisano

    Bill and family,
    I was saddened to learn of Donna’s passing. My prayers go out to you all in your time of sorrow.

  11. So sorry to hear of your loss, you are in my thoughts and prayers as you and your family make it through this very difficult time.

    Donna will be missed. I will always remember the times when you were both dating and first married.

    I loved Donna’s contagious smile and her wonderful laugh, she had a way of bringing smiles out of everyone around.

    Kevin Farrow- Charlotte, NC

  12. Butch and Joan Murray
    Billy and Family,
    We are deeply saddened at the passing of Donna. She was wonderful, caring person who will be dearly missed.
    Her memory will always stay with us.

  13. Dear Bill,

    My sinsere condolences to you, your sons and family & friends. “Only the good die young”.

    As Donna’s cousin and Tony’s eldest daughter, I have fond memories of us as children. She grew up to be a kind woman with a constant and beautiful smile on her face.

    I am so sorry to hear of her death. She will live on in the hearts of those who knew and loved her as well as all those whose lives she touched in the healing professeion she chose.

    Love,
    Carol Ann (Dango) Pullo

  14. Dear Bill, Bryan, Chad and families so sorry to hear about your loss. Donna will surely be missed by everyone. my prayers are with all of you.

    Sean Farrow Charlotte NC

  15. Billy and the Farrow family,

    Our thoughts and prayers are with you all.

    The ones we love are never gone, they live within our hearts.

    May you know peace and comfort.

    God bless,

    Charlie & Sandy Culhane

  16. Together, we share being grandparents to Kyla and we will continue to celebrate Donna’s life in all the joys and celebrations of her family. Donna’s love will live in our hearts, her smile in our memories and her spirit in life.
    Our thoughts and prayers to Bill, Bryan, Beth and Kyla, Chad, Noble, Kieran and Acelyn.
    Love, Carol and Walt Dabek

  17. Billy,Chad,Noble,Kieran,Acelyn,Bryan, Beth, and Kyla,

    Your beautiful wife, mother and grandmother is definitely your angel now! We will miss her dearly ~ her incredible intellect,quick wit, contagious laugh and her tireless courage. So many great memories we have shared on the Cape and in Reading. Love leaves a memory no one can take. Love, John and Eileen Woods, South Yarmouth

  18. Bill, Brian and Chad, I am so
    sorry to hear of Donna’s sudden death. I am here for you……….hugs, Anne

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