Henry L. Farmer V, of Darien died suddenly on Tuesday, April 12 at the age of just 16 in Stamford, of medical complications.
Henry was such a light in many people’s lives with his infectious smile, laugh and sense of humor. Henry was a quiet leader in all facets of his life but particularly when he played his favorite sports: hockey and golf.
Henry started playing hockey at age 5 with Darien Youth Hockey, where he played the sport for 11 seasons, mainly on a travel team. His many hockey teammates are some of his absolute best friends, with whom he spent many hours over the 11 years bonding in the locker room and at tournaments in Lake Placid, New York; Providence, Rhode Island; and Philadelphia.
Henry played hockey for Darien High School this season as a forward on the JV team. He also more recently, in the past few years, developed a love of golf, influenced by his grandfather, Hank Farmer, and his dad.
He was on the Darien High School Golf team in the Spring of 2021 where he was called out for his passion, sportsmanship as well as his excellent trash talking (a badge of honor).
Beyond the rink and the links, Henry had many friends from all areas of his life who he cherished and they cherished him back.
He was also so deeply regarded by his coaches and teachers, one of whom would ask him every day “What’s it like to be Henry Farmer today.” Henry was considered by many to be a role model, always exhibiting a hard work ethic, good sportsmanship and a sheer love of everything he set out to do.
He was such an immensely amazing person and will be missed beyond measure by his family who love him more than words can ever express. Henry lived his best life every day, and those of us who were privileged enough to know him were so very lucky to be a part of his life.
Henry is survived by his parents: Sima (Davis) and Chip (Henry L., IV) Farmer; his twin sister, Lily; his younger sisters: Anna and Olivia; his grandparents: Hank (Henry L., III) and Linda (Smith) Farmer; his Uncle Britt Farmer, Auntie Ann (Mai) Farmer and cousin, Jackson Farmer; his Auntie Allison Kelly and cousin, Preston Davis; his Aunt Brenda Friedler; and his Uncle Noah Davis. Henry is also survived by his many second cousins, who he spent many summers enjoying time tubing, fishing and eating lobster in New Hampshire and Massachusetts. Henry is predeceased by his grandparents, Gerard H. Davis and Roberta (Peretz) Davis.
Funeral services were held Thursday, April 21, 2022, at Noroton Presbyterian Church. In lieu of flowers, please donate to Friends of DYHA (Darien Youth Hockey Association).
— an obituary from Lawrence Funeral Home, where online condolences may be left