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Richard Farina

October 1, 1940 ~ February 26, 2024 (age 83) 83 Years Old

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Richard Joseph Farina, 83, of Schenectady, NY passed away on February 26, 2024 in Hillsboro Beach, FL, with his loving wife by his side.

Dickie, as he was affectionately known by his family and friends, was born in Schenectady, NY to Anna (Cacciapuoti) and Joseph Farina on October 1, 1940. He graduated from Linton High School in the Vocational Trade Auto Mechanic Curriculum and proudly served his country in the Army National Guard until 1959. He went on to marry Paula Berman on November 17, 1990. They enjoyed spending winters in Florida where they created so many wonderful memories. Dickie worked as an operating engineer until his retirement in the 90's.

Dickie was a captivating storyteller with the kindest disposition. Aside from the deep love and time spent with family, he also enjoyed hunting, fishing, and searching for hidden gems at estate/garage sales. Additionally, he was an exceptional cook who created everlasting memories through signature dishes at family gatherings.

Dickie is preceded in death by his parents Anna and Joseph; his brother Ronald Farina; and his son-in-law Douglas Baker II. He is survived by his loving wife Paula; his children Doreen Farina Greco and Richard Farina Jr; his sister Barbara Farina; his stepchildren Dolores (Douglas), Debra (George), and Ivan; his grandchildren Gary, Nicholas (Autumn), Joseph (Shaya), Michael, John, George (Daniel), Nicholas, Alexander, Carly, Elena, Jonathan, and Ivan; great-grandchildren Ella and Adrian; and his nieces and nephews.

Funeral services will be held at 3:30 PM on Saturday, March 9, 2024 at Baird-Case-Jordan-Fannin Funeral Home. The family of Dickie wishes to extend their sincere gratitude to the wonderful and attentive staff at Broward Health North Hospital. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in Dickie's memory to St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital.


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Services

Visitation
Saturday
March 9, 2024

3:30 PM to 4:00 PM
Baird-Case Jordan-Fannin Funeral Home
4343 North Federal Highway
Fort Lauderdale, FL 33308

Service
Saturday
March 9, 2024

4:00 PM
Baird-Case Jordan-Fannin Funeral Home
4343 North Federal Highway
Fort Lauderdale, FL 33308

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