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Elena M Farquharson

November 13, 1916 — October 12, 2009

Elena Marta Kelly was the daughter of Peter and Elena Buenaventura (Oliver) Kelly, born November 13, 1916 in Buenos Aries, Argentina. She spent her childhood in Galway, Ireland before moving back to Buenos Aries. Elena married Alwin Donald Farquharson on April 3, 1937; their family grew to include five children. She taught English at the English Academy and was a consultant for the Tea Institute of Argentina, all the while running her own household. She moved to the United States on April 3, 1965 and spent many years in New York City before moving to Peoria, Illinois. Elena settled in Punta Gorda, Florida in August of 2004 and was a member of Sacred Heart Catholic Church. Elena Farquharson passed away October 12, 2009 at the age of 92 in Punta Gorda. She will be greatly missed by her children, Donald Peter Farquharson, Elena M. "Helen" Farquharson, Christina Sandra Ansted, Roselyn Valerie Farquharson, and Robert Eugene Farquharson; sisters, Bridget O'Regan and Elvira Kelly; grandchildren, Ian, Elena, Tanya, Paul, Christina, Jennifer, Alexander, and Michelle; and great-grandchildren, Chloe, Cordelia, and Eva. She was preceded in death by her husband, parents, and brothers, Peter C. Kelly and Eugene M. Kelly. The family will receive friends 4:00 - 6:00 pm Monday, October 19, 2009 at Larry Taylor Funeral and Cremation Services. The Mass in celebration of Elena's life will be at 11:00 am Tuesday at Sacred Heart Catholic Church. Burial will be in Restlawn Memorial Gardens. Memorial donations may be made to TideWell Hospice, 1144 Veronica St., Port Charlotte, FL 33952. To express condolences to the family, please sign the online guest book. Arrangements are by Larry Taylor Funeral and Cremation Services.

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Tuesday, October 20, 2009

Starts at 11:00 am (Eastern time)

Sacred Heart Catholic Church

, Punta Gorda, FL 33950

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