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Sophia V. Farrar

January 11, 1928 – August 28, 2020

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Obituary for Sophia V. Farrar

Sophia Veronica Laskowski Farrar passed quietly at home on Friday August 28, 2020. Born in Brooklyn NY on January 11, 1928, she was one of ten children born to Victoria Bartold Laskowski and Edmund Laskowski.

She married Joseph Farrar on April 23, 1949, and was first and foremost a devoted wife and mother. Together they raised two children, Deborah Farrar Starker and Michael Joseph Farrar.
In between raising the children, she worked for many years in the offices of Dr. S. Young as their office manager and also held various positions in secretarial and communications at the American Cancer Society. During WWII she worked for The United States Army Signal Corps assisting with communications, and later for Western Union.

Sophia had a beautiful singing voice, and along with her 7 sisters and 2 brothers would always regale the family and all who were present with a sampling of songs--especially in Polish. She loved nature, especially bird-watching, and once stared down a brown bear at their summer home in the woods near Wurtsboro, New York. She was a loving wife to Joseph for 71 years, and in their retirement before she became ill, she enjoyed walking their 9-hole pitch and putt and acting as both caddy and cheering squad for her husband. Over the past decades, her grandchildren were the center of her universe.

She is survived by her husband of 71 years, her son Michael and daughter Deborah, three granddaughters, Leah Frances Starker, Remy Victoria Hayes and Kimberly Smith, one grandson, Brian Michael Farrar and a great grandson, Logan Barrett. She is also survived by her younger brother Richard Laskowski.

Cremation will be private. Memorial Gathering will be Sunday, 2-4 pm at Oliverie Funeral Home, 2925 Ridgeway Road, Manchester.

In lieu of flowers, donations can be made in her memory to St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital, 501 St Jude Place, Memphis, TN 38105 (

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Memorial Gathering

When Sunday, August 30, 2020 2:00pm - 4:00pm
Oliverie Funeral Home
2925 Ridgeway Road
Manchester, NJ 08759
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Ocean County Memorial Park
1722 Silverton Road
Toms River, NJ 08753
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