Down on the corner: Newtonians recall neighborhood grocery stores

Women who shopped at Farrell's Super Food Market at 201 W. First St. in Newton as kids gather on Saturday, talking about the good old days in front of the former store. They include from left, Elmira Everett, Linda Sauceda-Lemus, Mona Monarez, Betty Arellano-Wright's granddaughter, Kalea Wright, Carmen Sauceda, Alice Monarez and Betty Arellano-Wright. Wendy Nugent/Newton Now
Editor’s note: This is one article in a series called “Remember When,” where current and former Newton/North Newton residents recall days gone by in Newton and North Newton. By Wendy Nugent, Newton Now When Ralph Farrell died, his funeral was packed with families from the neighborhood around 201 W. First Street, where he operated his corner grocery store, Farrell’s Super Food Market, for many years.

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