Patrick Farrell is a proud, lifelong resident of West Babylon. He graduated from West Babylon High School in 1973 and is also a Veteran of the U.S. Army.
Pat’s volunteer service began with the West Babylon Fire Department where he attained the rank of Captain of Co. 8.
He was involved with the Department’s Rescue Squad and the Racing Team. Pat coached soccer for the Our Lady of Grace Soccer League which later became the South Shore Soccer Club. He also coached for the West Babylon Football Conference League.
He began his association with the West Babylon Community Youth Center as a hockey coach. Ultimately, Pat took what was a one room building and through his efforts, perseverance and countless hours helped create and develop the West Babylon Community Youth Center. Pat’s vision and ultimately a dream come true was for him to see the Senator Owen H. Johnson Community Youth Center built and dedicated in 2006 with the support of Senator Owen Johnson and Babylon Town Supervisor Steve Bellone. Pat said it was a very proud moment for him, the Youth Center Board, his family and our town. For over twenty years, Pat has served as the President of the Board of Directors. The Youth Center continues to grow as the Center hires over 40 teenagers each year from the community. With his leadership, through participation in the Wounded Warrior Program, Special Olympics Wheelchair Basketball Training, and the Adopt a Family Program, the center also serves as “a way for us to pay back” by assisting families in need during the holidays, replenishing our church pantries and lending support to the community throughout the year. In collaboration with the Town of Babylon, the gymnasium at the Youth Center was renamed “The Patrick M. Farrell Gymnasium”.
Working with Legislator Dave Bishop and Town of Babylon Supervisor Steve Bellone, Pat was instrumental in the development and construction of the “Field of Dreams” which was the first artificial turf field for a non-profit organization.
In 2003, Pat was elected to the West Babylon Board of Education and served until 2012. During the last three years of service, he held the position of Board President. He is proud to be a member of the West Babylon Wellness Organization, Vietnam Veterans of America and American Legion Post # 1634. Pat is also an active member of the West Babylon Sports Parents Organization continuing to spend many Fall Saturdays volunteering in the concession stand raising scholarship money for graduating High School seniors.
Pat’s wife Maria is also a West Babylon graduate. Pat and Maria have two children,
Ryan and Nicole, who are West Babylon graduates as well.