Ilona 'Winnie' Farrell, 86, longtime New Milford resident
Published 8:49 pm, Wednesday, July 31, 2013
Ilona Winifred "Winnie" (Nuremberg) Farrell, 86, died July 27, 2013, after a long battle with Alzheimer's and Parkinson's diseases. She was the wife of John Farrell, to whom she married in 1947.
She was born March 24, 1927, in New Haven, to the late Eva and Hugh "Count" Nuremberg. At 5, she moved to New Milford and lived in town for almost 79 years until two years ago when she relocated to Sherman to be taken care of by her daughter, Cindy Agati.
She always loved going to the movies at Bank Street Theatre and dedicating many hours to the New Milford Historical Society. She lived to find a deal and could be seen at yard sale after yard sale and at thrift shops, and in the store, with coupons in hand and a smile on her face.
She was known as a fabulous cook and made legendary apple and pumpkin pies.
She traveled to Florida dozens of times, to Idaho more than 25 times, and had a great time in Las Vegas for her 50th wedding anniversary in 1997.
In addition to her husband of 66Â½ years, she is survived by a daughter, Cindy Agati; two sons, John Farrell Jr. and Richard Farrell; two daughters-in-law, Amy Farrell and Chriss Farrell; a son in-law, Jack Agati; and five granddaughters, Sydney, Isabella, Rachel, Brenda and Lynda. In addition to her parents, she was predeceased by two brothers, Walter and Hugh Nuremberg.
A memorial service will be held Aug. 4 from 1 to 2 p.m. at the New Milford United Methodist Church, 68 Danbury Road (Route 7), New Milford, followed by a reception from 2 to 3:30 p.m. A private burial service will be held.
Memorials may be made to New Milford United Methodist Church, 68 Danbury Road, New Milford, CT 06776; to the New Milford Visiting Nurse Association, 68 Park Lane Road, New Milford, CT 06776; or to the New Milford Historical Society, 6 Aspetuck Ave., New Milford, CT 06776.