1931 – 2016

FARMINGTON — Beverly A. Farrington, 85, of Jay, passed peacefully in the company of family on Friday afternoon, July 22.

She was one of six children born to George and Clara (Chandler) Heath on March 16, 1931, in Sumner. She was a 1949 graduate of West Paris High School and, on Jan. 1, 1950, she married her soul mate, Merton Farrington. They celebrated 62 years of marriage prior to his passing on Jan. 10, 2012.

Bev was a devoted wife and mother whose greatest joy came from placing her family as her top priority. She enjoyed journaling and documented her family’s comings and goings, leaving a treasure of memories for future generations.

She and her late husband, Merton, always enjoyed the agricultural fair circuit, especially time spent with family and friends at Fryeburg Fair.

She enjoyed all aspects of farm living; flower and vegetable gardening, canning the fruits of their labors, and hosting gatherings at the farm, from Sunday dinners to birthday barbecues. The farm pasture served as a playland for multiple generations.

Bev also enjoyed going on trips and eating out at restaurants. She enjoyed word-find and crossword puzzles and baking her well-known and loved molasses cookies.

Her three children survive her, Bob Farrington of Livermore, Don Farrington of Jay and Kathy McHugh of Jay. She is also survived by eight grandchildren, Melissa Fochesato and her husband, Mark, Darcy White and her husband, Travis, Jason Farrington and his wife, Heather, Dixie Bonnevie and her husband, Troy, Donna Jewell and her husband, Irv, Chris McHugh and his wife, Addie, Mike McHugh and his wife, Teresa, Cody Farrington and his wife, Crystal; 17 great-grandchildren and No. 18 on the way; one brother, Erwin Heath of Greene; and several nieces and nephews.

She was predeceased by her husband; siblings, Stan Heath, Marion Dillingham, Esther Heath, Barbara Bellegarde; a special nephew who was raised as a “brother,” Wayne Lawrence; and son-in-law, Wally McHugh.

Condolences and tributes may be shared on her memorial wall at www.wilesrc.com where her memorial tribute video may also be viewed. 

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