Richard Farr

Obituary of Richard P. Farr

Richard P. Farr (Richie), 86, of Manchester, Connecticut, passed away at his loving daughter Felicia’s home on February 12, 2023. Born to Dr. James & Mellie (Pallotti) Farr. Richie married Susan Hoyt Crossen on December 28, 1957. They were happily married for 65 years.

Richie graduated from Manchester High School in 1954. He was an honor student and graduated from Trinity College in 1958. He received a Master’s Degree in Education from Central Connecticut State College.

Richie taught 5th grade for 41 years at Avery Street, Phillip R. Smith Elementary School in South Windsor and was Director of the South Windsor Summer School Program for 26 years. Richie was honored as Teacher of the Year in 1988.

Richie worked at his brother, James’, at Farr’s Sporting Goods store for 61 years. He was a Member of the Elks, Knights of Columbus, the Manchester Historical Society and the Retired Teachers Association.

Richie leaves behind his three daughters, Mary and her husband George Elmore (predeceased by his grandson Timothy P. Elmore), Felicia and her sons, Eric Schaller and Alex Schaller, Susan and her sons, Adam Hahn and Chad Hahn. Also, his nieces Patricia Farr, Debra Farr, Lisa Banning and Jamie Farr Carroll, his brother-in-law Stewart Crossen, his wife Beth Angel and their son Michael. Richie was predeceased by his brother James Farr and sister-in-law Joyce Farr.

Calling hours will be Friday, February 17th, 2023, from 3-6 PM at John F. Tierney Funeral Home, 219 West Center St., Manchester. A small gathering will be held on Saturday, February 18th, 2023, from 8:30-9:30AM at the John F. Tierney Funeral Home, followed by a Christian Mass at 10:00AM at St. Bridget Church, 80 Main St., Manchester, followed by a burial at St. James Cemetery, 368 Broad St., Manchester.

In lieu of flowers, memorial donations can be made to St. Bridget School, 74 Main St. Manchester, CT 06042, MHS Athletics-Baseball Program Attn: Bookkeeper/Beth Litrico, 143 East Middle Tpke, Manchester CT 06040 or Friends of the Westerly Animal Shelter, 33 Larry Hirsch Lane, Westerly, RI 02891. For online condolences, please visit

To send flowers to the family or plant a tree in memory of Richard Farr, please visit Tribute Store
A Memorial Tree was planted for Richard
We are deeply sorry for your loss ~ the staff at John F Tierney Funeral Home
Services for Richard Farr
There are no events scheduled. You can still show your support by sending flowers directly to the family, or planting a memorial tree in memory of Richard Farr.
Visit the Tribute Store
Share Your Memory of