FARMINGTON – Elmer R. Eaton Sr., 85, of Farmington, joined his loving wife early Sunday morning, March 1.

He passed at Edgewood Manor in Farmington. Elmer was born Oct. 1, 1923, in North Reading, Mass., the son of James F. and Luella V. (Orben) Eaton. He attended school in Massachusetts and Maine, going to trade school in Dexter before joining the U.S. Navy in 1942. He married Lorraine Ouellette on March 10, 1946. She passed in 1990. Elmer worked as a painter, truck driver, machinist at Knowlton-McLeary and Forsters Mfg., and finished his career as a warehouse manager. He enjoyed woodworking, tinkering, gardening, the Red Sox and spending time with his family, which extended into the community. He was a member of the Fairbanks Union Church.

Survivors include three daughters, Bonnie Ladd and her husband, Alfloyd, Patricia Ladd and her partner, Arthur Child Jr., Sally White and her husband, Chris, all of Farmington; four sons, Elmer R. “Ricky” Eaton Jr. and his wife, Carolyn, of Industry, Kenneth Eaton and his wife, Brenda, of Florida, Robert Eaton and his wife, Brinda, of Farmington, Royce Eaton and his wife, Joanna, of Cherryfield; 16 grandchildren; 20 great-grandchildren; and a sister, Melissa Knowles.

Elmer was predeceased by his wife; three brothers, Robert, James, and Arthur; a sister Frances; and a second mother, Melissa Eaton.

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