Thomas D. Farrell Mortgage firm executive


A Mass of Christian burial for Thomas D. Farrell, a partner and founder of the Concord Mortgage Co. in Bethesda, will be offered at 10 a.m. today at St. John the Evangelist Roman Catholic Church, Ritchie Highway and Cypress Creek Road in Severna Park.

Mr. Farrell, who was 53 and lived in Severna Park, died Sunday at George Washington University Hospital of complications of cancer.

He was born in Norwalk, Conn., and graduated from Fairfield College Preparatory School in Connecticut.

Mr. Farrell began his career as an appraiser in the Hartford, Conn., office of the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development. In 1969, he became the chief appraiser and director of operations in the Baltimore office of the federal agency.

In 1972, he left to organize the Mercantile Mortgage Corp., an affiliate of the Mercantile-Safe Deposit and Trust Co. He left Mercantile in 1974 to set up the Arlington Mortgage Corp., where he remained until 1976, when Concord was founded.

He was a member of the Society of Real Estate Appraisers and the Mortgage Bankers Association.

He is survived by his wife of 32 years, the former Mary Patterson Pope; five daughters, Marie Taber, Linda Bryant and Lisa, Carolyn and Susan Farrell, all of Severna Park; a son, T. David Farrell of Columbia; two sisters, Betty Ann Wynn of Trumbull, Conn., and Rosemary Lane of Norwalk, Conn.; and a grandson.

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