Fred Norris McFarland (1932-2008)

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CORINNA – Fred Norris McFarland, 76, of Dexter Road, Corinna, died early Tuesday morning at his home.

He was born in Exeter, Feb. 29, 1932, a son of Norris and Orilla (Knowles) McFarland and received his education in local schools graduating from Corinna Union Academy in 1952. After graduation, he enlisted in the U.S. Navy where he served as a Seaman until June of 1956. He then moved to California and worked for McDonald-Douglass in Long Beach and retired in 1996 when he moved back to Corinna to be near his family and friends.

In 1998, he met his soulmate, Beverly Wright and they married Sept. 30, 2006. He attended Morse’s Corner Baptist Church in Corrina and was a member of the Corinna American Legion Post 73.

He is survived by his wife Beverly Wright McFarland of Corinna; a step-daughter, Bernice Wright of Wilton; also several nieces, nephews, cousins, and many friends and neighbors.

In lieu of flowers, the family asks that memorial contributions be made to St. Joseph’s Homecare, 900 Broadway, Bangor, ME 04401 or to the Levi Stewart Library, 8 Levi Stewart Drive, Corinna, ME 04928. Memorial services will be held at 10AM on Saturday, Sept. 20 from the Morse’s Corner Baptist Church followed by a luncheon in the church vestry. Cremation services are being cared for and provided by the Wiles Funeral Home, Cremation Service, & Remembrance Center, 137 Farmington Falls Road, Farmington.

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