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GEORGE FARNHAM Obituary (1927 – 2021) – Saugus, MA

GEORGE FARNHAM Obituary (1927 – 2021) – Saugus, MA

FARNHAM, George C. Jr. “Flash” Beloved Husband and Father Age 94, beloved husband of the late Mary “Baba” Farnham, passed away November 9, 2021, surrounded by his loving daughters Doreen Glowik and Deborah Munsen. In addition to his sister Rita Willett, he is survived by his children Doreen Glowik and husband Mark, George Farnham and wife Janis, Deborah Munsen and husband Gary, and Michael Farnham and wife Cindy plus seven grandchildren, six great-grandchildren and many nieces and nephews. George also leaves behind his brothers and sisters-in-law Joseph and Alice Milano, Patricia and Arthur Anderson, and Carol Riccardi. He was predeceased by his brother Robert Farnham and sister Jean McCullough. George was the son of Madeline and George Farnham, Sr. Born and raised in Wakefield, MA. George earned his nickname ‘Flash’ from his ability in football. When he was 14 his father died from tuberculosis and he went to work to help his mother support the family. At the age of seventeen, he enlisted in the Coast Guard during World War II and was deployed off the coast of South America. In recognition of his service he was invited as one of a select group of WWII veterans to attend our nations capital in 2018 for an anniversary celebration. George met and married Mary in 1949 and started building their family. Working multiple jobs, they saved enough to buy their first home and moved to Saugus, where they lived for 36 years. George tirelessly worked on his home and honed his carpentry skills to that of a real craftsman. Working diligently, he demonstrated by example the importance of hard work and family to his children. It was important to him that he be a role model and selflessly offered his help to anyone who needed assistance. In addition to his passion for work he loved to dance with Mary and play golf, which included being a starter at a local course and having 8 hole-in-ones. George worked for the New England Power Company for more than 25 years, working his way up from lineman to general foreman. The pride he took in his work was evident from his working knowledge of the entire New England electric grid. When Mary got sick he took early retirement to spend more time with her during her battle with cancer. After Mary’s passing George moved to Florida, where the weather allowed him to continue his love of golf. George (Flash) will be missed for his corny wit, self-deprecating humor, easy smile and genuine and unconditional love for his family and friends. George will be interred with his wife Mary in Saugus MA. A Celebration of Life will be announced in the spring. Donations in his memory may be made to: AVOW hospice, 1205 Whippoorwill Lane, Naples, Florida 34105 or the charity of your choice.

View the online memorial for George C. Jr. “Flash” FARNHAM

Published by Boston Globe from Jan. 22 to Jan. 30, 2022.

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