Albert J. Farrington
Published in The Daily
Gazette Co. on January 6, 2010
Mr. Albert J. "Duke"
Farrington, age 93, of Gloversville, died Tuesday, January 5, 2010 at
Nathan Littauer Hospital, Gloversville, with his loving family at his
He was born in Toronto, Canada on January 11, 1916, the son of the late
James and Millicent Shakespeare Farrington. He and his wife, Dorothy Dailey
Farrington, were winter residents of Clearwater, Florida for the past
Albert "Duke" Farrington proudly served his country in the United
States Navy. He was also a Golden Gloves boxing champion in the early
30s and was later drafted by the New York Yankees as a left-handed pitcher.
His baseball career was short-lived due to an arm injury. He still holds
the record for winning the most consecutive baseball games.
He went on to be a successful life insurance agent for New York Life for
over 55 years ending his career as a life-time member of The Million Dollar
He enjoyed boating, golfing, tennis, traveling and being with family and
friends. During his lifetime he was an entrepreneur of building and operating
a successful motel and restaurant in Albany known as The Northway Inn.
He also developed several patents, including Swim-Pak and Thermal-Core.
In addition to his wife, Mr. Farrington was predeceased by his son, Guy
Farrington; daughter, Susan Lubiniecki; sister, Millicent Fagan and brothers,
Gordon and Robert Farrington.
His loving family includes five children, James Farrington (Debbie) of
Colonie, Daniel Farrington (Rosalie) of Rotterdam Junction, Lynn DeLorenzo
(Frank) of Schenectady, Albert Farrington (Sue) of Clifton Park and Mark
Farrington (Valerie) of Mayfield and a brother, David Farrington (Ruth)
He was the grandfather of 14 grandchildren, Kelly Farrington, Julie Gansle,
Kristy Mantei, Kim Lubiniecki, Chad Farrington, Jeffrey Farrington, Michele
Sperber, Amy Gadus, Melissa Daviero, Frank DeLorenzo, Ryan DeLorenzo,
Jennie Rogers, Rene Farrington and Benjamin Farrington. 13 great-grandchildren
There will be no calling hours. A private Prayer Service will take place
at the convenience of the family at Walrath & Stewart Funeral Home,
51 Fremont St., Gloversville. The Very Rev. Donald Czelusniak will officiate.
Interment with military honors will take place at Memory's Garden, Colonie.
Memorial contributions may be made, in lieu of flowers, to the Getman
Memorial Home, 15 East State St., Gloversville, NY 12078. Please visit
the family's online guest book at www.brbsfuneral.com