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Edward T. & Eleanor M. (Valiante) McFarland

On July 23rd, 2012, Edward T. McFarland died after a lengthy illness at the Melrose-Wakefield Hospital, Melrose.  His dear wife of 69 years, Eleanor M. (Valiante) McFarland, was a resident of Annemark Nursing Home, Revere, where they had both been.  She was unaware of his passing.  Eleanor died on November 23rd, 2012, exactly four months later, at Annemark peacefully & quietly.  Family & friends are invited to attend their Memorial Funeral Mass on Saturday, January 19th, 2013 at 10:30 a.m. in the Immaculate Conception Church (corner of Beach St. & Winthrop Ave.), Revere, followed by entombment at Woodlawn Cemetery Chapel Building in the Narcissus Room, Everett.  Mr. McFarland was born in Framingham, raised in Charlestown, & attended Charlestown schools.  Most of his working career was spent with the former B&M RR (Boston & Maine Railroad), as a Policeman for them for over 45 years.  He also worked as a maintenance supervisor for the MBTA, retiring in 1985.  Mrs. McFarland was born in Boston, raised & educated in Somerville, & is an alumna of Somerville High School, Class of 1940.  For many years, she worked for the Somerville Hospital, as a Patients’ Advocate & Adjucator.  Mrs. McFarland was a longtime member of the Guild at the Italian Home for Children in Jamaica Plain.  Mr. & Mrs. McFarland lived most of their lives in Somerville, until coming to Revere in 1998 (15 years ago).  They are the beloved & devoted Parents of Lorna M. McFarland of Hudson, Florida & Lynne M. McFarland-Robison & her husband, David V. Robison of Revere.  They are the Cherished Grandparents of Edward M. Piscopo of Manchester, NH, David M. Piscopo & his wife, Priscilla of Salem, NH, & the dear Great-Grandparents of Brittany D. & Miranda L. Piscopo of Manchester, NH & Jessica L. & Angela Piscopo of Salem, NH.  Mrs. McFarland is the dear Sister of Constance Rando of Wilmington.  Mr. McFarland is the brother of the late: Henry McFarland & Margaret Bartera.  They are also lovingly survived by several nieces, nephews, grand-nieces & grand-nephews.  In lieu of flowers, remembrances may be made to: St. Jude Childrens’ Research Hospital, P.O. Box 1000, Dept. 142, Memphis, TN 38148-0142.

Services

Memorial Funeral Mass

Saturday, January 19th, 2013 at 10:30 a.m. in the Immaculate Conception Church, Revere.

Entombment

Woodlawn Cemetery Chapel Building in the Narcissus Room, Everett.

In lieu of flowers, remembrances may be made to: St. Jude Childrens’ Research Hospital, P.O. Box 1000, Dept. 142, Memphis, TN 38148-0142.

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