Rosemary Farley, 94, longtime resident of Venice, died peacefully at home Wednesday, March 6, 2013. She was born on Jan. 2, 1919. She graduated Magna Cum Laude from the University of Pittsburgh, attended NYU, and also worked as a high fashion model in New York. She and her husband, the author of the Black Stallion series Walter Farley, moved to Venice in the 1950s. They were among the founding members of the Venice Public Library. The Farleys also kept a farm in Earlville Pennsylvania.
Mrs. Farley was predeceased by both Walter, in 1989, and their first daughter Pamela, in 1968. She is survived by her brother, Paul Lutz, her sister ,Joan Wakefield, and her three children Alice Farley, Steve Farley and Tim Farley.
Services: A memorial to be announced at a later date will be held at the Venice Public Library.
Contributions: Donations in Rosemary Farley’s memory can be made to the Venice Public Library.