Mr. George A. Farr, Sr.
- June 11, 1937 - September 22, 2012
- Melrose, Massachusetts
of George's Passing
Melrose Firefighter's Relief Fund
576 Main St.
Melrose, MA 02176
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“George and I Grew up about 200 yards apart, one of the boys is living in the house I grew up in. I can remember many good times, playing baseball...Read More »
1 of 43 | Posted by: Frank Vitale - Safety Harbor,, FL
“To Bobby, George Jr. and Kim,
Sorry to hear about the death of your father. Unfortunately I was out of state when he passed on and I didn’t hear...Read More »
2 of 43 | Posted by: Doug McCourt - Lynnfield, MA
“I feel very fortunate to call George a friend. There wasn't anything George would not do for you and I could always count on him. I will very much...Read More »
3 of 43 | Posted by: Steve Baisch - N.Ft. Myers, FL
“he will alwats hold a special place in my heart , he will truly be missed.
4 of 43 | Posted by: vickie rodriguez - cape coral, FL
“I am truly sorry about the loss of George. His wry sense of humor will always remain with me. His entire family is rightfully proud of the ability...Read More »
5 of 43 | Posted by: Richard D. Lyons - Melrose, MA
“I am sorry for your loss and to the firedepartment my thoughts and prayers are with you all during this difficult time.. take care adn god bless hugs
6 of 43 | Posted by: Kathy Graham - melrose , MA
Sorry to hear, I just got back from moose hunting today, left last Saturday. Always remember that smile and wise comments he had growing...Read More »
7 of 43 | Posted by: Bert Holmberg - Newton, NH
“To George Jr. and Farr family,
Sorry for your loss.
8 of 43 | Posted by: Kevin Burke - Malden, MA
“TO THE THE FARR FAMILY,
SORRY TO HEAR OF YOUR FATHER'S PASSING. I WILL ALWAYS
REMEMBER ALL HIS HELP WHEN I FIRST WENT ON THE FIRE...Read More »
9 of 43 | Posted by: Warren George - Melrose, MA
“I worked with George for the Pro Shop at Pine Lakes Country Club in N., Ft. Myers, Fl. He was always in a good mood, which made my day. Always...Read More »
10 of 43 | Posted by: Phyllis (Milos) Geagan - FL
“George has been a friend since 1943 first grade at Ripley school he was in second grade same room same teacher.It was a great place and time to grow...Read More »
11 of 43 | Posted by: Larry Jacobsen - Alfred, ME
“To Kim Bobby and George Jr I am so sorry for your loss your Dad was a good Jake Iv known
You all for all most all my life and had the pleasure of...Read More »
12 of 43 | Posted by: jeff mccarthy - peabody, MA
“Our heart goes out to Bobby & George Jr. and the whole Farr family at the news of George's passing. George was one of our first customers 20 years...Read More »
13 of 43 | Posted by: Jon Charles & Maureen Flannery - MA
“Saw George at Fish & Game Group class reunion and talked with him there.
almost a year ago.
I thought he was doing well at that time.
So Sorry...Read More »
14 of 43 | Posted by: Betty Buchert - Melrose, MA
“To All of the Farr Family,
Please accept my deepest sympathy on your loss. You are in my thoughts & prayers.
Sheila (Dr. Lim's Office)
15 of 43 | Posted by: Sheila - Tewksbury, MA
You and your family are in my thoughts and prayers. I am so sorry for your loss. I love you.
16 of 43 | Posted by: Jordan - Amesbury, MA - Friend
“To the Farr Family,
We are very sorry for your loss. Our thoughts are with your family and Mr. Farr.
The Atienza Family
17 of 43 | Posted by: The Atienza Family - Melrose, MA
“GEORGE,BOBBY& FAMILY, SORRY TO HEAR OF YOUR DADS PASSING, HE WILL SORELY BE MISSED BY ALL, MY DEEPEST SYMPATHY, JIM GREGORIO
18 of 43 | Posted by: JIM GREGORIO
“You all have my sincere symphathy. I met George at the Milano Sr. Ctr and quickly fell in love with him. I missed him when he went to Fl and saw...Read More »
19 of 43 | Posted by: Barbara Bernardi - Melrose, MA
“Though I have only known George in recent years, we enjoyed great camaraderie! Through the Milano Senior Center where we first became acquainted, to...Read More »
20 of 43 | Posted by: marie ryan - Melrose, MA - Friend
Our prayers are with your Dad and all of you. Treasure all the good times you had together. Take care, and god bless your Dad...Read More »
21 of 43 | Posted by: Neil Yianacopolus - Melrose, MA
Your family is in my thoughts and prayers.
22 of 43 | Posted by: Karen Cheever - Danvers, MA
“To George, Bobby and all of the Farr Clan,
Your father was a gem. He and my Mom's family grew up together "over by the Ripley!" I used to love to...Read More »
23 of 43 | Posted by: Susie Daly - Melrose, MA
“George was the friendly face and wonderful smile that greated everyone at Mt. Hood. He will be remembered and missed always.sypd
24 of 43 | Posted by: Betsy Dickie - Melrose, MA
“We wanted to send you our heart felt sympathies to the entire Farr family. So sorry for your loss and may all your memories carry you through this...Read More »
25 of 43 | Posted by: The Ardizzoni Family - Melrose, MA
“George Jr., Bobby & Kim
We can't even find the words to express our DEEP sorrow. Glad that he is at peace , and with Lucy (Mom) again. He...Read More »
26 of 43 | Posted by: Tommy & Joan Tanacredi - Keller, TX
“Dear Bobby -George and Family So Sorry To Hear About Your Dad What A great Guy!Our Prayers Are With You And Your Familys Love You Guys And God Bless....Read More »
27 of 43 | Posted by: Ernie Karelas
“We only knew George for a short time but grew to love him quickly. He always had a good story to share and a laugh to share. The one thing that was...Read More »
28 of 43 | Posted by: Jack and Dee Steffens
“I was saddened to learn of George's death. We were fellow residents in Pine Lakes, North Fort Myers Florida for many years. I especially...Read More »
29 of 43 | Posted by: Jim Groenewald - Friend
“Dear Farr Family,
My thoughts and prayers are with you during this most difficult time.
30 of 43 | Posted by: william Goodwin - MA
“Had nice talks with george at Nokomas get together reminised about Melrose. I will miss him.
31 of 43 | Posted by: Jim Kidd - Naples , FL - friend
“Bobby and George and the entire Farr Family, I am o sorry for your loss, your Dad was a great guy. It was great golfing with him and getting to know...Read More »
32 of 43 | Posted by: Nancy Lightbown - Rye, NH
“George wasn't just a friend, he was family. Our memories of the Farr family go back 60 years. He will be missed, by his friends, and his family,...Read More »
33 of 43 | Posted by: Jim & Jean Whitty - Ft. Myers, , FL
“Dear Farr Family,
Saddened to hear of George's passing.
George was a good friend and neighbor, both in Melrose and North Fort Myers.
We will...Read More »
34 of 43 | Posted by: Henry J and Roseann Dunn
“To All of the Farr's as George and Lucy talked of each and everyone of you.
Met both of these unique human beings many years ago and instantly...Read More »
35 of 43 | Posted by: Ken and Kathryn Wilson
“To the family. I'm so sorry to see the passing of George Sr. I have many memories of George and Lucy from my childhood. I've used George's name to...Read More »
36 of 43 | Posted by: Bobby Sullivan - Park City, UT
“Dear Georgie, Bobby and Family. We are so saddened on the loss of your Dad. He was such a big part of the Melrose community and so enjoyed our High...Read More »
37 of 43 | Posted by: Monica and Joe Jangro - windham, NH
“Dear George Jr. , Bobby & Family,
I am so sorry for your loss of your Dad. He was the Best Man, Best Husband, Best Father, Best Grandfather and...Read More »
38 of 43 | Posted by: Linda Chandler (Fresco) - MA
“George Jr., Bobby & Familes,
So sorry for your loss. I'm unable to make it to the services but please know that you are in my prayers. Your dad...Read More »
39 of 43 | Posted by: Michael Connellyh - Melrose, MA
“Favorite Uncle George,
I will always hold close to my heart memories of weekends spent with you, Auntie LuLu and Kim, Bob & George as a young...Read More »
40 of 43 | Posted by: Karen Caswell - Stoneham, MA
“I only met you this past January,George....so how can I feel so sad ? Oh yaa....because you and I bonded so quickly and genuinely......mostly by...Read More »
41 of 43 | Posted by: Leo Leahy - Gilford , NH - Friend
“To all George's family.....My heart goes out to all of you. So many memories of George, Dad, Papa....So many memories of Lucy. Our time spent with...Read More »
42 of 43 | Posted by: Liz Brown - Melrose, MA - friend
“The Gately Family and Staff wish to express our sincere sympathy to you. It is our hope that we may be able to make a difficult time more bearable....Read More »
43 of 43 | Posted by: John W. John H,Gately, Fred Sprague & Steve Bartholomew - MA
George A. Farr, Sr. of Melrose died on Saturday, September 22, 2012 at the Melrose Wakefield Hospital after a lengthy illness. He was 75 years. old. Born in Melrose on June 11, 1937, he was the youngest son of the late Richard & Allie (Lake) Farr. George was raised in Melrose, attended Melrose High School and Malden Vocational School and then enlisted in the United States Navy and served our country proudly on the USS Aircraft Carrier Leyte during the Korean War. Mr. Farr worked as a Melrose Firefighter from 1964 until his retirement in 1994. He served as the vice president and secretary-treasurer of Local 1617 and was the past president of the Melrose Mutual Aid Association. He was elected to the Melrose Retirement Board and served on the Board of Directors and Past President of the Melrose Credit Union. He was a member of the American Legion and the Melrose Fish and Game Club. George enjoyed golfing with his Four Wood, fishing, playing cards every Friday Night at the Fish, a good cigar and his 25 years traveling as a snowbird to Ft. Myers, Florida. However, his true joy was his family and many close friends. He was the devoted husband of the late Lucy M. (Caswell) Farr with whom he shared almost 50 years of marriage. He was the loving father of Kimberly Baldi of Malden, Robert J. Farr & his wife Kathleen & George A. Farr, Jr. & his wife Carol, all of Melrose. Proud grandfather of Bobby & Harmonie Baldi, Bobby, Michael & Eric Farr & Josh & Jessica Farr. Great grandfather of Bobby, Zach, Gabe, Joelle & Dominic. Youngest brother of the late Richard, Robert & James Farr. A Funeral Service will be held in the Gately Funeral Home 79 W. Foster St., Melrose on Tuesday, September 25th at 10AM followed by Military Honors. Relatives & friends respectfully invited. Visiting hours will be held on Monday from 4-8PM. Interment is private. In Lieu of flowers, memorial contributions in George's memory may be made to the Melrose Firefighter's Relief Fund 576 Main St., Melrose, MA 02176. For directions or to sign George's guest book, please visitwww.gatelyfh.com