Marcelle Ward Farrington, 91, died Sept. 25.

Farrington was a reporter for various publications, including Time and Fortune magazines, and The Eagle-Tribune of North Andover, Mass. After graduating from college, she was a reporter for the Charleston (W.V.) Gazette and the Fairmont West Virginian before relocating to New York City and employment with Time and Fortune.

Farrington later was employed as a senior executive handling national public relations and financial communications for John Hancock Mutual Life Insurance Co. and Sun Life Assurance Co. of Canada. She was director of public relations and communications for Sun Life when she retired.

She was a member of the national board of the Public Relations Society of America and its Boston chapter.

In 1991, she relocated to Eastham, Mass. She was a member and public relations chairman of the Cape Cod Chapter of the Service Corps of Retired Executives.

She also wrote periodically about small-business issues for the Cape Cod Times of Hyannis, Mass.

In 1976, Farrington was awarded the P.I. Reed award for journalism from West Virginia University, her alma mater.

She leaves a son, Brian.

The obituaries were written, at least in part, from published reports by Bulletin correspondents Ashleane Alabre, Sophie Cannon, Jenna Ciccotelli, Nico Hall, Georgeanne Oliver, Julia Preszler and Thomas Ward, undergraduate students at Northeastern University.