Dr. Edward A. McFarland

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Edward A. McFarland
1915 – 2010

BRUNSWICK — Dr. Edward Atkinson McFarland, 94, of Meadowbrook Road, died Tuesday, March 23, at the Mid Coast Senior Health Center.

He was born at McFarland’s Corner in Montville, June 28, 1915, the only child of Aaron Pratt and Nettie Ramsay McFarland, moving to Waterville in 1917, and then to Lisbon Falls in 1928.

He was educated in Waterville and Lisbon Falls schools graduating from Maine Central Institute in 1932. He earned his bachelor’s degree from Bowdoin College in 1936, and his MD degree in 1941, from George Washington University School of Medicine.

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From 1941 to 1942, he served his internship at Central Maine General Hospital. From 1942 to 1946 he served in World War II attending the School of Aviation Medicine, serving as a flight surgeon for B-17 and B-26 bombers. He served in the European Theater with the Third Army Battalion as regimental surgeon. He attained the rank of major and was awarded two battle stars.

After the war, he continued his post graduate studies in medicine and obstetrics at George Washington University. He practiced general medicine, obstetrics and anesthesiology in Brunswick, from 1946 to 1979. He served on the staff of the Brunswick Community, Parkview Memorial, Regional Memorial and Bath Hospitals. He served as chief of staff of Brunswick Community Hospital, chief of anesthesiology at Brunswick Community and Regional Memorial Hospitals. He served as university physician at University of Maine Brunswick Campus, physician for Maine Central Railroad and the National Guard.

On July 26, 1981, he married Theresa Senecia Duran Sabate. He was a member of the Maine Medical Association, Cumberland County Medical Association, American Medical Association, Alpha Tau Omega Fraternity, Phi Chi Fraternity and the American Legion.

Survivors include  his wife, Theresa Senecia Duran Sabate McFarland of Brunswick; two stepdaughters, Paula V. Schafer and Mary Ann V. Schafer Adolf and her husband, Ruediger Adolf; and three grandchildren, Conrad Gustav Adolf, Marcus Wilhelm Adolf and Isabel Alexandria Adolf, all of Manhattan, N.Y.

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