Jesse Peter Farrelly, 20, of Duxbury, Mass., passed away on Feb. 8, 2012, after a lengthy illness. His death occurred while visiting friends in Newport Beach, Calif.
Jesse was a beautiful spirit who could light up a room with his twinkling eyes and radiant smile. He loved to laugh and have others laugh along with him. His time on earth was short but very sweet. He enjoyed his days spent on Cape Cod and in Ketchum, Idaho, but it was in his hometown of Duxbury that Jesse made most of his friends. As a child he enjoyed Scouts, camping, boating, fishing and recreational sports. An avid Boston sports fan, he passionately cheered on the Patriots, Celtics, Bruins and Red Sox. A 2009 graduate of Duxbury High School, Jesse went on to attend the University of Arizona and also enjoyed success in the film world, both as an actor and as part of the production crew.
Jesse was born on March 18, 1991, in Santa Monica, Calif. He was predeceased by his grandfather, DeVere Jessee Byers. He is survived by his parents, Nancy and Bobby Farrelly; sisters, Anna Farrelly and Tiffany (Sean) Burke; grandparents, Agnes Byers, and Dr. Robert L. and Mariann Farrelly; many loving aunts, uncles, nephews and cousins; and a heartbroken bulldog, Milly.
A funeral service and celebration of Jesse's life will be held on Friday, Feb. 17, at 3:30 p.m. at The Holy Family Church in Duxbury. All friends and family are welcome. A private burial service is planned for a later date. In lieu of flowers, the family asks that donations be made in Jesse's name to the Cape Cod Center for Women, Safe House (www.capecodshelter.org.).