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“So very sorry for your loss. ”
1 of 11 | Posted by: Brenda Potts - Middletown, NY

“We lived across from you on Earle Street, you were one of the first families we met when we moved in. Our kids played with your kids, and you made us...Read More »
2 of 11 | Posted by: Patrick & Loraine Fitzgerald - FL

“I had the honor of Working with Andrea for 17 years at Balchem. She was my friend and advisor. In the good times and bad times, with her great...Read More »
3 of 11 | Posted by: Virgil G. Gimino - New Windsor, NY

“Sorry for your loss. ”
4 of 11 | Posted by: Kevin and Karen Scanlon - NY

“Such a good soul you were,Andrea. May you R.I.P with Jim Love you. ”
5 of 11 | Posted by: Marianne m boehme - Middletown, NY

“I am truly saddened by the passing a such a good friend and will miss the wonderful dinners, lunches, plays, etc. that she, Pat, and I came to enjoy....Read More »
6 of 11 | Posted by: Claudette Knapp-Rahtbun - NY

“I am saddened and shocked to lose my good friend, Andrea. But I will always remember going out for our dinners and sharing honest "Maxine" type...Read More »
7 of 11 | Posted by: Nancy Andersen - Middletown, NY

“One of the saddest moments is when you hear of the passing of a friend. Andrea, you will forever be in my thoughts and heart. ”
8 of 11 | Posted by: Pat Pelton - Middletown, NY

“I am so shocked and saddened to hear of Andrea's passing. She was a wonderful person and was so proud of her family. We enjoyed talking about each...Read More »
9 of 11 | Posted by: Renee' McComb

“Andrea was such a wonderful human being. Always a bright smile that made my day more joyful. May, she be comforted in the loving arms of God. ”
10 of 11 | Posted by: Daniel Okros - Slate Hill, NY

“You all are in my thoughts and prayers. Peace. ”
11 of 11 | Posted by: Lori Keasel - Cherry Hill, NJ


Andrea M. Farkus of Middletown, a retired Lab and customer service representative at Balchem Corp. in Slate Hill, N.Y. and a lifelong resident of the area, died on November 22, 2015 at Orange Regional Medical Center in Middletown. She was 68.
The daughter of the late Theodore and Rita Edwards Busse, she was born on April 6, 1947 in Middletown, New York.
She was the widow of James Farkus.
Survivors include her children Christine Squitieri and her husband Al of Greenville, N.Y.; Michele Farkus of Middletown and Jessica Farkus of Middletown. Her grandchildren T.J. Snell; Joseph, Andrew, Alyssa and Gianna Squitieri. Her brothers Thomas Busse and his wife Lynn of Middletown; James Busse and his wife Patricia of North Carolina and Don Busse and his wife Diane of the State of Florida. Her brother-in-law Andrew Farkus and his wife Beverly and sister-in-law Joyce Hughes and her husband Kurt. She is also survived by nieces and nephews.
Visitation hours will be held on Tuesday November 24, 2015 from 5-8 P.M. at the Ralston-Lippincott-Hasbrouck-Ingrassia Funeral Home, Inc. 72 West Main St. Middletown, New York.
A Funeral Mass will be celebrated on Wednesday November 25, 2015 at 10 A.M. at Our Lady of Mt. Carmel Church in Middletown.
Burial will be in St. Joseph Cemetery Middletown, N.Y.
Arrangements by Ralston-Lippincott-Hasbrouck-Ingrassia Funeral Home, Inc. 343-6023 or www.ocfuneralhomes.com.