FARRELL, Colleen Margaret

It is with much sadness we announce the passing of Colleen in Melbourne on December 19, 2023 aged 83 years. Loved daughter of the late Tom and Dorrie Farrell of Mildura. Beloved cousin of Sr Jane Shimmin, Margaret Rogers Snr (nee Shimmin), Jack and Will Shimmin, (all dec); and John, Ben, Jayne, Margaret, Kevin Rogers and their families.

Family and friends of the late Colleen Farrell are respectfully informed that her funeral service will be conducted at the Chapel of McGlynn Hunt Funerals 38-40 Madden Avenue Mildura on Wednesday December 27, 2023 at 10.30am. A private cremation will follow.

To view the live streaming of Colleen's funeral service please click the link;

Miss. Colleen Margaret Farrell (naoca.com.au)

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  • Neil Sartori

    Will miss our 1 hour phone calls.sadly missed. RIP Colleen

  • Neil Sartori

    You will be sadly missed. Will miss our 1hour plus phone calls. RIP Colleen

  • Debbi Barnes

    The Colleen I mostly knew was an enthusiastic traveller, buyer of shoes, up for a good time. After her heart attack and thanks to yoga she was more measured, a great reader (we both loved Inspector Montalbano), and conversationalist.
    Rest in peace, Colleen.

  • Monica Green

    Thanks for the many fun years of laughs Coll. It was a pleasure being your neighbour and we are already missing your mischievous nature. RIP Coll. Ben and Monica

  • Elaine Pullum

    I met Colleen in London in the mid 1970’s through a friend of a friend who was working for AUS Travel. AUS Travel at that time was made up of a group of mad Australians very happy to meet Londoners. Coll was temporarily one of that group. We got on. She was quiet and loved books and we easily made friends. During her UK travels, she and I had a little trip driving around England, visiting the odd cathedral and seeing the sites, just the two of us, which was great fun, and she later stayed at our home in Turnpike Lane in London for a little while.

    My husband, Lionel, was offered a job at the CSIRO in Melbourne, and she kindly offered us to put us up when we arrived in 1979. It was difficult being an immigrant and knowing nobody really other than Colleen, but she was very kind and helpful, introducing us to a number of people. She was a loyal friend and has remained so these almost 50 years. We have seen each other regularly, often with me coming to town (I live in Olinda, in the Dandenongs) to visit an art gallery or two with her, having a chat and sharing lunch or a coffee. If visiting hasn’t been possible, we have caught up regularly over the phone.

    Life has been a bit difficult for Coll these last few years, with her declining health, and I’m pleased now to think of her happily sleeping peacefully, with no more worries or anxiety to trouble her. She has been a good friend, and I shall miss her terribly.