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Memorial 3/17/2013 Venice Public Library 1:00

Farley, Rosemary
Jan. 2, 1919 – Mar. 6, 2013
Rosemary Farley, 94, long time resident of Venice Florida, died peacefully at home March 6, 2013. She graduated Magna Cum Laude in Political Science from the University of Pittsburgh, attended NYU, and worked as a high fashion model in New York. She and her husband, the author of the Black Stallion series Walter Farley, moved to Venice in the 1950’s. They were among the founding members of the Venice Public Library. The Farley’s also kept a farm in Earlville Pennsylvania.
Mrs. Farley was predeceased by both Walter, in 1989, and their first daughter Pamela, in 1968. She is survived by her brother Paul Lutz, her sister Joan Wakefield, and her children Alice Farley, Steve Farley and Tim Farley and grandchildren Miranda, Patrick Oliver, Tuli-Pani, Michael, Zachery and Orion.
A memorial will be held at the Venice Public Library, 300 S. Nokomis Ave, Venice 34285 on Sunday March 17 from 1:00 – 3:30

A very nice article in the local paper — Venice_Gondolier_Article (pdf, 2.4mb)

Thank you for all the nice comments and memories. We hope to see you on Sunday.

Tim, Pam and Farley’s all.

MOM – 3/6/2013




My Mom, Mrs. Rosemary Farley, passed away yesterday. She had reached the incredible age of 94! Can you imagine all the things she had seen and done in her life? A NY model at 16 and married to Walter Farley in her twenties! Flying to South America on a Pan Am “Clipper” (4 days) and jetting to France for the opening of the Black Stallion movie on the Concord (4 hours)!
Four kids, two dogs, two cats and too many horses!
She loved her books and the world she created for herself and blessed the people she met with her sharp insight and wonderful world view. Everyone that knew Mom will miss her and her grace with quiet strength. I know I will.
You can add any comments on Alec Ramsay’s FaceBook page  or below in “comments”.  I’ll be adding more links and information about the memorial on this blog in the days to come.
You can donate to www.HorseTales.org in lieu of flowers.

Enjoy the ride – you never know when it may end.