Alfreda C. “Freda” Farley, 86, a beloved wife and mother, who cared deeply for others, passed away early on Thursday
August 23, 2018 at Syracuse Home Association, Baldwinsville.
Born to her late parents, Sally(Carsidona) and Jack Caltabiano on March 13, 1932 in the town of Volney (Silk Rd.) A longtime Phoenix, N. Y. resident, she was a secretary in the
guidance office for Phoenix Central Schools, retiring after 20 years in 1988. Freda was an active parishioner of Saint Stephen’s Church, in Phoenix. She served as an Eucharistic Minister, the parish council, a religious ed teacher, and in
other capacities. Freda was a auxiliary member of VFW Post 5540, Phoenix, and a cub scout den mother. She even held the “emergency call center” in her home for 6 years.
Predeceased by her devoted husband of 45 years, William
J. Farley, Jr. in 1998; her brother Carl R. Caltabiano in 2001;
her sisters Grace Cali in 1995 and Josephine R. Ruta in
Surviving are her children Daniel W. (Jody) Farley of Branson,
MO, Susan M. (Lynn) Nelson of Phoenix, Alaine A. (Joe)
Grabowski of Tampa, FL, and Joan E. (Louis) Pellegrino,
M. D., of Manlius; one brother Jack Caltabiano; two sisters
Virginia Palumbo and Angel Ridgeway; 12 grandchildren; 8
eight great-grandchildren; several nieces, nephews, cousins,
and many friends.
Calling hours are on Tuesday August 28, from 3 to 7 p.m.
in the Allanson-Glanville-Tappan Funeral Home, 431 Main
St., Phoenix, NY. On Wednesday at 10 a.m. a funeral mass
for Freda in Saint Stephen’s Church, 469 Main St., Phoenix,
with the Rev. Philip Brockmyre officiating.
Interment will follow in Phoenix
Rural Cemetery, 126 Chestnut St., Phoenix, NY. 13135
Contributions in Freda’s memory to: Saint Stephen’s Church,