Sept. 17, 2002 – The state funeral plans for Gov. Alexander A. Farrelly are finalized, according to a release from the Office of the Governor. The body will lie in state at Government House on St. Thomas for public viewing on Wednesday and Thursday, and the funeral Mass will be Friday morning at Sts. Peter and Paul Roman Catholic Cathedral in Charlotte Amalie.
Farrelly's body was to arrive in the Virgin Islands Tuesday afternoon, accompanied by the late governor's widow, Joan Harrigan Farrelly, other family members and Derek and Monique Hodge.
The body will lie in state on the second floor of Government House. Public viewing will be from noon to 8 p.m. on Wednesday and from 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. on Thursday. During those hours mourners can pay their respects and sign the memorial register.
On St. John, a memorial service will be conducted at 5:30 p.m. Wednesday at the Battery.
On St. Croix, a memorial service will be held at 11 a.m. Thursday at Government House in Christiansted.
The funeral Mass will begin at 9:30 a.m. Friday at Sts. Peter and Paul , with interment to follow in Western Cemetery No. 1.
In lieu of flowers, the family requests that donations be made to the Community Foundation of the Virgin Islands for the Alexander A. Farrelly Milestone Fund. The foundation address is PO Box 11790, St. Thomas VI 00801. Checks should be made out to the foundation with a notation that the contribution is for the Farrelly Milestone Fund.
A memorial service was conducted in Washington, D.C., on Monday. Farrelly's lieutenant governor, Derek Hodge, delivered the eulogy, and he and his wife, Monique Sibilly Hodge, were the official representatives of Gov. Charles W. Turnbull at the service, held at St. Patrick's Catholic Church. Viewing and memorials preceded a 10 a.m. funeral Mass. A reception at the nearby Hyatt Hotel followed.
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