LYMAN C. FARRIN
HARMONY - Lyman Calvin Farrin, 83, also known by his grandchildren as “Ole Kid” died August 18, 2001 at a Dexter healthcare facility surrounded by his family. He was born August 19, 1917 at Brighton the son of Harry and Lula (Jewett) Farrin. He attended Harmony schools and served in the U. S. Army during World War II, where he received the Bronze Star and Purple Heart as a Medic in the South Pacific. Lyman owned and operated Farrin Brothers & Smith, Inc. a well known highway construction company, from 1945 until his retirement in 1980. He was a 32nd Degree Mason and a longtime member of the Cambridge Masonic Lodge # 157. He was also a member of the Kora Temple Shrine. He was recently honored for sponsoring the Harmony 5th and 6th grade students annual trip to the Shrine Circus since 1966. Lyman was the first post commander of the Harmony V.F.W. Post # 6781. He was also a member of the 43rd Infantry Division Veteran’s Association. He enjoyed restoring antique automobiles and belonged to The Dusters Antique Auto Club. Lyman was an avid fisherman.
He is survived by his wife of 59 years, Myrtie (Foss) Farrin of Harmony; his son and wife Ronald L. and Georgie Farrin of Pittsfield; his daughters Victory S. Todd and husband Thomas Todd of Garland; Jayne R. Farrin and husband Stephen Freeman of Presque Isle; grandchildren, Victory Glenar and husband Mark, Shari Allen and husband Kevin Thomas, all of Garland, Faron Allen of Thomaston, Amy Farrin of Austell, Georgia, Nanette and husband Craig Ardry of Portland, Thomas Farrin Freeman, and John Lyman Freeman of Presque Isle; step grandchildren, Holly Todd, Kimberly and husband Joel Thurber, all of Orange, Mass.; great grandchildren, Braden Allen Glenar, Calvin John Allen, Katherine Rebekah Thomas, Mary Louise Allen, and Brianna Thurber; two sisters, Hilda and husband Edward Bray, and Sarah Malloy, all of Bingham; a half brother, Leslie Farrin of Fryeburg; a half sister, Madeline and husband Shirley Cowette of Wellington; a brother in law, Joseph Doran of Nashua, New Hampshire; two step sisters, Flora Williams of Skowhegan, and Ada Small of Athens. He was predeceased by sisters Mollie Reynolds and Rheta Doran; a half sister Barbara Martin, and a brother Thomas Jewett Farrin.
Friends may call from 6-8 P.M. Monday at Crosby & Neal Funeral Home, 61 Main Street, Dexter, where funeral services will be held 1 P.M. Tuesday at the funeral home with the Rev. Levi Pratt officiating. Burial will be in South Solon Cemetery. Memorial donations may be made to the Harmony Ambulance Service, c/o Ms. Shawna McKenney, P.O. Box 177, Harmony 04942.
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