Marjorie (Sullivan) Farrar

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  • "We were sorry to hear of Marge's passing and send our..."
    - Ruth Swift
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  • "So sorry for your loss! We will remember Mimi's grin and..."
    - Carol and Mike Ladf
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    - Mark Feeley
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    - George Bradley
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PORTLAND - Marjorie Sullivan Farrar, 96, of Portland, and a former long-term resident of Augusta and East Winthrop, and Englewood, Fla., died peacefully Jan. 31, 2017, after a short battle with cancer.

Marjorie was born on June 10, 1920, in Augusta. She was a graduate of Cony High School, class of 1938, and Colby-Sawyer College, class of 1940.

Following graduation she was employed by Central Maine Power Company and the Office of Price Administration. Marjorie also served as an air raid warden and worked with the American Red Cross prior to enlisting in the United States Navy in June 1943.

While in the Navy, she worked in the Bureau of Aeronautics Communications in Washington, D.C., with a top security clearance. She was honorably discharged in October 1945 with the rank of petty officer first class after completing 26 months of active duty. From 1960 until 1976, Marjorie worked for Holmes Swift Company in Augusta and Fairfield as an administrative assistant and buyer.

Marjorie was active in numerous charitable organizations; an active member and past president of the Ladies Golf Association at Augusta Country Club, Manchester, Maine; a charter member at Myakka Pines Golf Club, Englewood, Fla.; and the second president of the Myakka Pines Ladies Golf Association.

She was predeceased by her beloved husband of 50 years, George Howard Farrar; her parents Almon and Marjorie Swift Sullivan; and two sisters, Helen Stearns and Joan Strout.

Marjorie is survived by her son Austin Farrar, and his wife Eileen, of Falmouth; daughter Martha Bennett, and husband Steven Jackson, of Alamogordo, N.M.; five grandchildren, Michael, Meghan, Amy, Caitlin, and Jonathan; three great-grandchildren; and numerous nieces and nephews.

The family will remember "Mimi" for her love of family, feistiness, strength and resilience; her love of golf, bridge, poker; and desire to remain an active member in her community.

A private celebration of her life will be held at a later date. Please visit to sign Marge's guestbook and leave comments and condolences for the family.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in Marjorie's name to:
Center for Grieving Children
555 Forest Avenue
Portland, ME 04101
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Published in Portland Press Herald/Maine Sunday Telegram on Feb. 5, 2017
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