MONTVILLE – Bruce W. Farrar, 51, passed away Thursday, Oct. 3, 2013, at Waldo County General Hospital, with family and friends by his side. Bruce was born July 16, 1962, in Belfast.
Bruce grew up in Morrill and enjoyed outdoors, especially hunting and fishing with his son, Josh, and brothers, Dale and Robert. He was a Master Burner Technician and worked on heating systems, both gas and oil in the local area for years. More recently he worked on Mill shut downs and locally with his life-long friend, Joe McDevitt. Bruce made many middle of the night visits for friends who needed his help because of their furnace not working. As long as they had coffee on for him, he was pleased to go to their rescue. His easy going nature, willingness to help people and his loyalty resulted in his having many close friends who stood by him during his recent battle with cancer.
He was predeceased by his father, George B. Farrar; and niece, Tracy L. Rowlands both of Morrill. Bruce is survived by his mother, Natalie H. Farrar of Belfast; his son, Joshua W. Farrar and friend, Lyndsy Collins of Liberty; his daughter, Amanda E. Farrar and friend, Jake Whitcomb, of Montville; his brothers, George Dale Farrar and his wife, Elly, of Morrill, and Robert P. Farrar and friend, Theresa Patten, of Morrill; sisters, Brenda H. Farrar Rowlands and her husband, Roger, of Morrill, Carol L. Farrar Hawes and her husband, David, of Dedham, and Donna J. Farrar Ladd and her husband, Al; many nieces and nephews; and special friends, Joe McDevitt, Lisa McCafferty Woods, and Laurie McCafferty.
A memorial service will be held 10 a.m. Saturday, Oct. 12, at Riposta Funeral Home, 182 Waldo Ave., Belfast. Memorial donations may be made in Bruce’s name to Waldo County General Hospitals Hospice Unit; or Oncology Patient Assistance Fund. For additional information and to offer condolences to the Farrar family, please visit www.ripostfh.com.