Philippine Feid Farnsworth


Philippine Feid Farnsworth
03/01/1919 - 06/25/2012


Philippine Feid Farnsworth, a long-time resident of Chatham, died at King James Care Center on June 25, 2012. She was 93.


Born in Orange on March 1, 1919, she graduated from Orange High School in 1936. In 1938, she met Frederick Charles Farnsworth, and they were married on April 12, 1941. They initially resided in Orange, moving to Chatham Borough in 1946. In 1955, they moved to Chatham Twp.


A founding member of the Presbyterian Church of Chatham Township, Mrs. Farnsworth had been a Deacon, choir member, Sunday School teacher and member of the flower committee. She was a long-time member of Canoe Brook Country Club in Summit where she enjoyed playing golf and swimming. She shot a hole-in-one on the 7th hole of the South Course on June 21, 1977, an accomplishment she was very proud of. She was a gourmet cook and loved playing bridge. An accomplished pianist, she was an expert at reading music. She was also a member of the TWIGS at Overlook Hospital in Summit. She and her husband enjoyed traveling, in their early years to Camp of the Woods in the Adirondacks, and especially to the National Parks and to play golf at Sea Island, GA and Tides Inn in VA.


She was the beloved wife of the late Frederick Charles Farnsworth, who died in 2005. She was the loving mother of Frederick Charles Farnsworth, Jr. and Grace F. Bigwood and her husband Keith; cherished grandmother of Kimberly M. Oates, and Alison H. Brown and her husband Bobby T.; devoted great-grandmother of Alec and Trevor Oates, and Mason T. Brown. She is also survived by her brothers, Bert and Allan Feid.


A Memorial Service will be held at the Presbyterian Church of Chatham Township on Friday, June 29, 2012 at 2:30 pm, with a reception to follow at Mulford Hall.


Those who wish may contribute in her memory to the Alzheimer’s Association, 400 Morris Avenue, Suite 251, Denville, NJ, 07834.


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