The Queen of Nob Hill has passed.
Farrow, who many knew as "Bella," was born in Oakland and spent many years volunteering and chairing events for charitable causes. Her main focus was San Francisco's St. Francis Hospital, where she started as a "pink lady" in the 1960s, visiting patients and eventually creating an annual black-tie event to benefit the facility.
She helped raise $2 million for the hospital over her lifetime,St. Francis director of stewardship Veronica LeBleu tod the Chronicle. In 2001, St. Francis dedicated a lobby to Farrow and called it the Bella Farrow lobby.
Over the years, Farrow helped raise money in the Bay Area for the Breast Cancer Emergency Fund, Meals on Wheels, Girls Town of Italy, among many others.
A memorial service for Farrow is scheduled for 1 p.m. on July 6 at Grace Cathedral on Califoria St, in San Francisco.