John W. Farnham

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John W. Farnham

September 10, 1934 - November 07, 2018

Orland John W. Farnham, 84, passed away at his home on Wednesday, November 7, 2018. He was born on September 10, 1934 in Orland, the son of Arthur L. and Jennie (Deans) Farnham.
He graduated the class of 1952 from Gardner High School in Bucksport. He worked for and retired from Central Maine Power after 38 years of service and was the owner and founder of Orland Electric which was established in 1966. John was a member of many organizations including the Shriner's since June 20, 1970; the Masons for 61 years; and the Grange for 70 years.
He is survived by his children, Jerrold and wife, Tammy, Randall and wife, Ginny, Michael and partner, Cheryl, Diane Farnham, Lisa Drake and husband, Gene, Venetia Hunt and husband, Steven, John II and wife, Lynne; along with numerous grandchildren and several great-grandchildren; one brother, Arthur L Farnham and his wife, Elenor, of Tacoma Washington; and one niece, Lorraine and her two children.
In addition to his parents, he was predeceased by a beloved grandson, Derick A. Warren.
A graveside service will be held at 11 a.m. on Monday, November 12, 2018, at Oak Grove Cemetery in Orland. Arrangements are under the care and direction of Mitchell-Tweedie Funeral Home and Cremation Services Bucksport. (
Published on November 9, 2018
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Karen Furlan
Nov 12, 2018
Jerry and family, I am truly sorry for your loss. Your Dad was one of the first electricians I met when I started in the business. Always a smile and a giggle. He will be missed. I hope your memories brings you peace.
Sherm and Patty Hutchins
Nov 12, 2018
John was a very special friend and was truly fun to be with. We will hold the family in prayer during this difficult time.
Renee Wellman
Nov 11, 2018
Sorry for your loss, he will be greatly missed. He greeted everyone with a welcoming smile and a kind-hearted laugh. A special man that was always a pleasure to be around.
Rose Gross
Nov 11, 2018
I will miss him a lot he was my second dad. Hugs and prayers to you all .
Dianne,Joe,Dottie Wellman
Nov 10, 2018
We are deeply saddened to hear of your loss..John was a great man, great Dad, and Grandfather..He will be deeply missed by all of us..God Bless all those he leaves behind....
Barbara E. Philbrook
Nov 10, 2018
John will always be remembered for love of his family and that beautiful smile! Enjoyed seeing him when he visited Vinalhaven.
Jenny Harman
Nov 09, 2018
I’m so sorry for your loss , John was the best a great man in all ways.I will miss him .
My prayers are with you .
God Bless
Jenny Harman
Robert and Ruth Anne Gott
Nov 09, 2018
so sorry for your lost He was a very nice guy We will miss him
Elaine Boober
Nov 09, 2018
John was a warm, kind, loving man. He will be missed. Sending love and prayers to all his family. Cherish the memories, I know I will. RIP John.
Joe Allard
Nov 09, 2018
To Jerry and family, I was so sorry to hear of John’s passing. John had a great sense of humor, a big heart and a willingness to help others. He would always take time to chat, a quality that I will miss a lot. Rest In Peace my friend. Joe Allard and family
The Doyle Family, Philadelphia, PA
Nov 09, 2018
On Behalf of our family we offer our sincere thoughts and prayers to all of John's Children and family members. John showed us true friendship and kindness throughout the summer days we spent on the Lake. The Doyle's will always cherish the fond memories of John, among them, swimming off his dock, chasing frogs along the shore line and sharing breakfast with him at the Diner, and of course his great sense of humor.

May God grant him eternal peace and happiness.

Tom, Trish, Tommy, Annie, John and Nellie!
Bruce & Joan French
Nov 09, 2018
Venetia & Family, we are truly heartbroken on the loss of your Dad.....the sweetest kindest gentle man we've been blessed to meet. May God bless you all & may He give you strength & peace
Heidi Gillen
Nov 09, 2018
Love and prayers to the family. Heaven has gained another good soul.
Carol Dorr
Nov 09, 2018
To all of John's family, I am sorry for your loss of your dad who had such a great sense of humor and cared so much for so many people.
Nov 09, 2018
I’m so sorry for your loss. Death stings very much. It’s one of the hardest thing to cope with. May the “God of all comfort” gives you strength and peace of mind in this time of difficulties. - 2 Corinthians 1:3,4.
Joyce Hanscom
Nov 09, 2018
I will miss your jokes. Rest in Peace my friend.
Patty Wardwell
Nov 09, 2018
Very sorry to hear about your Dad. I hope the love and support of family and friends make this difficult time a bit easier for you.