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Maria L. Farrington
Age: 78 yrs
Birth Date: December 01, 1935
Date of Date: Mon, August 25, 2014
Funeral Services: Sat, September 06, 2014
Location: St. Joseph Catholic Church - Boyd Road
Funeral Time: 1:45 p.m.
Internment: Church s Cemetery
Announcement/Obituary: A TIME TO BE BORN In the Baintown Constituency of over da hill Nassau, a baby girl was born to proud parents Jack and Evelyn Rahming on the 1st day in December, 1935, making it their 4th child. They named her Maria Louise Rahming. A TIME TO LIVE AND LEARN Maria was educated at St. Joseph s Catholic School along with her other siblings. Many evenings after school, Maria would sit with her mom and Aunt Lou opening raffia and stripping stalks which were later used to decorate and plait the many straw baskets which were later sold at the Straw Market. This trade was passed on to her children who assisted her as they grew older. Mom later decided to seek gainful employment in the hotel industry where she worked as a maid and space cleaner in various hotels including Royal Victoria Hotel, the then Sheraton and Britannia Hotels on Paradise Island. All of her work colleagues called her Farri or Miss Veese. Mom loved baking bread, rolls and coconut tart. Her home was the place to go for something to eat, especially on the weekends where she would put out a table and sell her bread, rolls and coconut tart along with fried fish, chicken and macaroni and cheese. Her neighbours and everyone who purchased her goods called her Mother. Whatever she had, anyone who needed it was welcomed to it whether they could pay or not. Whatever was grown in her yard she freely shared, especially her pears and coconuts. Mom was seen on numerous occasions taking pears and a loaf of bread and tart with her to give to her special doctors at PMH or wherever she went. A TIME FOR LOVE Mom met the love of her life, Frank Farrington, whom she later married. This union was blessed with ten children, five of whom has predeceased her. A TIME TO DIE Over the past two years mom was admitted to the hospital on numerous occasions as she had a heart condition. In January 2014, due to poor circulation in her blood vessels, mom had to have her left leg amputated. She cherished the times spend with her family even though she was confined to a wheel chair. In early August mom suffered a stroke and was admitted to the hospital. A few days later she suffered further heart complications and remained hospitalized until her demise. Mom quietly slipped away from this life at 1:25a.m. on Monday 25th August. 2014. May her soul rest in peace. Cherished memories will forever linger in the hearts and minds her family and those who knew her including Husband: Frank Farrington; 2 Sons and their spouses: Leonard (Loretta) Farrington of Fresh Creek, Andros; and Franklyn (Claudine) Farrington; 3 Daughters and their spouses: Missionary Patricia (Min. Henson) Miller of Lowe Sound, Andros; Alice (Simeon) Rolle and Andrea (Derrick) Clarke Sr., 1 Adopted daughter: Betty Storr; 3 Step Daughters: Patricia Waterman, Patricia Smith & Marjorie Forbes; 3 Brothers and their spouses: Michael Thompson, Everette (Linda) Farrington of Freeport, Grand Bahama; and Sydney (Wendy) Farrington; 44 Grandchildren: Leonard Jr., Trevor, Monalisa and Dashawn, Andrew Sharon, Bichanio, Anthonio, Ulander, Samantha, Carrington, Monica, Shawn, Philip, Jermaine, Vincent Jr., Nadia, Ricardo, Renaldo, Javano,Vinceanette, Lavance, Shantel and Latoya Farrington, Jasmine Darius of Freeport, Grand Bahama; Rosetta Kemp of Ft. Lauderdale; and Janon Turner of Fresh Creek, Andros; Brenell Knowles, Quinea, Shabricca, Henson Jr., Omar and Sedeneo Miller, Simeon Alphonso, Simon and Simone Rolle, Charmaine, Dericka and Derick Jr., Clarke, Lauren Saunders, Derrick Bethel, Latoya Darville, Glenda McPhee and Cesily McClane; Great Grand Children: Marcus, Lenishka, Leonardo, Brianna, Keanna, Marko, Anthonio Jr., Audrenique, Cassie, Carrinique, Ricardo Jr., Tamara Tamer Jr., Philip Jr., Delnisha, Lashantae, Lavardo, Letario, Leneko and Najah Farrington; Philandro Dames, Raygan and Rayvan Rolle, Clint Jr., and Quentin Edgecombe; Jeremiah Kelly and Timia Roberts; Dereck Clarke lll and Tyson Bain Jr., Nydrea Clarke, Simiyah Rolle, Franco Brown, Timisha Dickinson, Omarcia, Omar Jr., Kmari, Henson lll, DJanae, Destini Miller; Daren Jr., and Jamya Smith, Drakeolano and Demetrius Farrington; 6 Nieces: Portia Rahming, Pauline, Nika Thompson, Shantel Ferguson, Theresa Smith of Miami, Florida; and Nathalie Sweeting of Eleuthera; 14 Nephews: Charles, Stephen, Darren, Johnathan, Rudolph Jr., and Kenneth Rahming Jamal and Michael Jr., Thompson, Keiron and Sydney Jr., Khambrel and Lamont Farrington and Mario Cooper, Ricardo Woods; A host of other Relatives and Friends including: Leroy, Bernard and Keira Storr, Samantha Farrington, Daphne Lamn, Derrick Clarke, Minister Mary Adderley and family, Ebbie and Patricia David of Bimini, Sylvia Whyte and family, Winston Rolle, Lorena Rolle and family, Bethsheba Smith, The Miller Family of Lowe Sound, Andros especially Rosa Miller, Nicole, Geraldine, Lisa, Vanessa, Shivargo, and Jerry Pratt, Tanya, and Kim McPhee, Anastacia, Shandeka, Wendy and 351 Valentino Oliver (RBPF), Amos Saunders, Ruby Cambridge, Melvina Watson, Betty Thompson, Alfreda Johnson and Family, Monsignor Alfred Culmer and members of St. Joseph Parish, including members of St. Joseph s Ladies Auxiliary, Bain Town Community, Ronald Pratt & Family, Nehemiah Cooper & Family, Rev. C. B. Moss, Dr. Duane Sands, Nurse Coakley and other Nurses and Doctors of Female Medical #1 and #2, Coach Pauline Davis-Thompson and the BHP Family, Staff of Materials Management Directorate/PHA, Staff of Breezes Super Club, Members of the Elks Lodge Curfew Temple #816.

 

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