Pauline Farrar

Obituary of Pauline Farrar

Eddington—Pauline Raymond Farrar, 91, passed away Aug. 4, 2017, surrounded by her loving family at a Bangor healthcare facility. She was born in Penobscot Sept. 6, 1925, the daughter of Royden and Bertha (Hutchins) Bowden.


Pauline graduated from Clark High School in Penobscot. She trained to be a nurse with the U.S. Cadet Nursing Corps at Eastern Maine General Hospital in Bangor, graduating in 1945. She went on to work at Eastern Maine Medical Center, the Bangor State Hospital, Utterback's Hospital, and finished her career in private nursing. Pauline met her husband, Francis E. Farrar and they were married in 1955. They raised their family on Route 46 in Eddington. She was a lifelong member of the East Eddington Community Church. She and Francis were deacon and deaconess for many years and she belonged to the Ladies Aid. She was active with the Eddington Historical Society, the Eddington Gardening Club, the East Eddington Grange, and the UMO Cooperative Extension. Pauline's favorite activates were gardening and spending time with her family.


She was predeceased by her parents; her husband of 43 years; brother Lee and wife Gertrude Bowden; son-in-law Sonny Seekins. Pauline is survived by daughters Sandra Seekins of Salt Springs, FL, and Kathy Brancely and husband Frank of Saco; sons Mike Dore and wife Cynthia of Eddington, Brian Dore and wife Bertha of Old Town, and David Farrar and wife Julia of Bangor; grandchildren Mindy, Scott, Andy, Holly, Frank, Jessica, Nicole, and Jennifer; several great-grandchildren; many nieces and nephews.


A funeral will take place 2 PM, Wednesday, August 9, 2017 at the East Eddington Community Church, 1410 Main Rd., Eddington, with Pastor Roger Tracy officiating. Burial will follow at Pine Tree Cemetery, Route 46, Eddington. All are invited to a reception at the church following the burial. In lieu of flowers, the family requests donations be made to the East Eddington Community Church. Messages and memories may be shared with the family at


Arrangements by Kiley & Foley Funeral Service, 69 State St., Brewer.