Harriet Pauline Farley

MANISTIQUE — On April 2, 2021, Harriet Pauline Farley, 81, passed away peacefully at her home surrounded by her family after a short, but well-fought battle with pancreatic cancer. Harriet was born in Manistique, Michigan on September 28, 1939 to Harold and Anna Gauthier and was raised by her grandparents, Hank and Pauline Miller. Harriet met the love of her life, Mike Farley, in high school and they married in 1961. Together, they had three wonderful children, Michele, Randy and Troy, and built their life together in Manistique.

Harriet was a longtime member of St. Francis de Sales Catholic Church. Harriet had a passion for walking. Even at 81 years old, she was still walking 3.5 miles a day. Each year she looked forward to participating (and medaling) in the local Paper Chase. She was also an avid shopper. Harriet enjoyed shopping so much that many store managers in other towns knew her by name. Harriet and Mike’s favorite thing to do was take their nightly ride after dinner around Indian Lake or through their property in the woods looking for deer. They also enjoyed spending time at their cabin on Lake Michigan in Garden. 

Harriet lived for her grandkids and cherished her time with them more than anything. She loved traveling downstate for visits, always took the opportunity to make their favorite meals and desserts, and loved having them all together celebrating holidays; which she always went overboard on. Everyone who knew Harriet, knew how much she adored her grandchildren and great-grandchildren. 

Harriet is survived by her husband, Mike Farley; daughter, Michele (Daryl) Lawrence and son, Troy (Sandy) Farley; grandkids Brandon (Chelsea) Lawrence, Bailee Lawrence, Bryson (Ambra) Lawrence, Kendall (Bryant) Lagasse, Luke Farley, Darbee Farley, and Teague Farley; great-grandchildren Zander Lawrence, Kate Lawrence, Elias Lawrence; and four sisters, Kathryn (Donny) Anderson, Janice Redeker, Patsy Berger, and Peggy (Chum) Ruggles.

Harriet was preceded in death by her parents, her grandparents, her brother Donny, and her son Randy, who was waiting for her with open arms.

A celebration of Harriet’s life will be scheduled at a later date. Burial will take place at Fairview Cemetery. Harriet’s family would like to extend deep gratitude to Schoolcraft Memorial Hospice for their comfort and support. Memorial contributions may be made to St. Francis de Sales Church or a charitable organization of the donor’s choice. Fausett Family Funeral Homes of Manistique is assisting the family with the arrangements. Online condolences may be left at fausettfh.com