INDUSTRY - Thayden C. Farrington, 58, of Industry, passed Sunday, May 18, 2014, at Franklin Memorial Hospital in Farmington, surrounded by his family. He was born Oct. 31, 1955, in Farmington, the son of Thayden M. and Nora Farrington. He attended school in Wilton and graduated from Mt. Blue High in 1974. He married his high school sweetheart Kim Rinaldi in December 1973. Together they raised three children. She passed in 1998.
As a young man, Thayden worked for IGA and Forster Manufacturing, as a masons tender, and a shoe stitcher. Then later he delivered milk for Bailey Hill Farm, and worked in the woods with his cousin Jeff. He also worked at the Jackson Labs for several years before starting his own business, Thayden's Photography, which he enjoyed doing until his death. Throughout his many careers he what he enjoyed most working with his father on the family farm in Dryden where he grew up surrounded by grandparents and cousins whom he had many fond memories of. He also loved spending time with his grandchildren, whether it be hunting, square dancing or going to their sporting events.
Thayden is survived by three daughters, Carrie Farrington-Ortiz and her husband, Alex, of Freeport, Fla., Sarah Nicholas and her husband, John, of Temple, and their children James, Elizabeth, Tucker and Benjamin, and Jesse Mallett and her husband, Robert, of Farmington; his parents; brother-in-law Buzz; niece Jennifer Gordon; and his in-laws, Anthony and Dorothy Rinaldi. He was predeceased by his wife, Kim; and his sister, Wanda Farrington-Buzzell.
Visitation will be from 6 to 8 p.m. Thursday, May 22, 2014, at Adams-McFarlane Funeral & Cremation Services, 108 Court St., Farmington. A memorial service will be at 1 p.m. Friday, May 23, 2014, at Farmington Baptist Church, 194 Whittier Road, Farmington. Condolences may be sent for the family at www.adamsmcfarlane.com.