Friday, July 24, 2009

R.I.P. Grandpa Farris

R.I.P. Donald (Grandpa) Farris: 11/12/1940 ~ 7/18/2009
You will be forever missed and I Love You!

SOMERSWORTH — Donald Allan Farris, 68, passed away early Saturday morning, July 18, 2009, at the Dover Rehab Center.

Donald was born Nov. 12, 1940, in Norwood, Mass., the son of Stuart and Margaret (Burhoe) Farris.

Mr. Farris graduated from Walpole High School in 1958. After graduating, Donald joined the U.S. Air Force, where he served for eight years.

Donald was employed at Robbins and Napa Auto Parts stores, where he was the store manager. He was a member of the Berwick Fire Department, as well as a policeman and firefighter in York, Maine. He was a member of the Berwick American Legion Post 79.

Donald was an avid Boston Red Sox and New England Patriots fan, as well as a NASCAR fan, favorite driver Mark Martin.

Mr. Farris was predeceased by his father, Stuart Farris; brothers, David and George Farris, a sister, Linda Farris and grandson, Travis Denbow.

Survivors include his wife of 33 years, Joan (Carpentier) Farris of Somersworth; his mother, Margaret (Burhoe) Farris of North Carolina; son, Allan F. Bradeen of Rochester; daughter, Carrie Chisholm of California; three stepsons, Robert Tibbetts of Berwick, Maine, Allen Tibbetts of New Durham, and Shawn Tibbetts of Berwick, Maine; a stepdaughter, Linda Denbow of Gonic; his brothers, Bill Farris of Connecticut and Ken Farris of Massachusetts; his sisters, Ellen Deorsay of New York and Janet Richards of North Carolina; 13 grandchildren; eight great-grandchildren; and many nieces and nephews.

Memorial visitation will be held Thursday, July 23, from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. at Laing-Bibber Funeral Chapel, 36 Rochester St., Berwick, with an American Legion service at 7:30 p.m. A Memorial Service will be held Friday, July 24, at 11 a.m. at Laing-Bibber Funeral Chapel with the Rev. Stephen Weaver officiating.

In lieu of flowers, donations in Donald's memory can be made to Cocheco Valley Humane Society, 262 County Farm Road, Dover, NH 03820 or American Lung Association of Maine, 122 State Street, Augusta, ME 04330.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

I'm so sorry Shelly.


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