John “Dave” Farnham, 75, passed away peacefully with his family by his side on Jan. 4 at St. Andrews Village after a long, courageous battle against Alzheimer’s disease.
Dave was born on May 3, 1941 in Boothbay Harbor to John Oscar and Sally (Luke) Farnham. Dave attended local schools and enlisted in the U.S. Navy after graduation. In the Navy, Dave traveled the world. After being honorably discharged from the Navy, Dave came back to Boothbay Harbor where he worked many different jobs. His favorite job was lobstering with Wendall Kimball on the “Sow’s Ear.” Dave loved being on the water. Later in his career, Dave worked various housekeeping jobs and retired from St. Andrews Hospital after 18 years.
Dave enjoyed going on trips whether it was up north with Elizabeth, to Mount Washington with Jonathan, or for rides around Ocean Point with his partner-in-crime, Milo (the family dog). Dave and Elizabeth treasured their time together, no matter what they were doing. Dave enjoyed clamming, looking for deer, and taking walks down at Spruce Point with his friend Julianne Daley.
Dave was predeceased by his parents; and stepmother, Louise Doty Farnham.
He is survived by his true love and partner of 20 years, Elizabeth Manson of Boothbay Harbor; sisters, Janice Colby and husband Richard of Woodbridge, Va., and Helen Farnham of Boothbay Harbor; brother, Fred Farnham of Boothbay Harbor; daughter, Lisa Page and husband Neal of Boothbay Harbor; son, Jonathan M. Farnham and wife Charity of Boothbay; stepdaughters, Lori Eimen and husband Alan of Boothbay, and Heather Manson of Boothbay Harbor; stepson, David Manson and fiancee Jennifer Sprague of Boothbay; grandchildren, Katherine Landry, Samuel Page, Winter Page, Nicholas Johansen, Amber Johansen, Hannah Prest, and Rachel Eimen; and numerous nieces and nephews.
A funeral service will be held at 11 a.m., Wed., Jan. 11 at Hall’s of Boothbay, 975 Wiscasset Rd. with Al Roberts officiating. A potluck gathering will follow at the Knights of Pythias Hall, Lakeside Dr., Boothbay Harbor.
Memorial donations can be made to fund Alzheimer’s research in Dave’s memory online at www.alz.org or by mail to Alzheimer’s Association, P.O. Box 96011, Washington, DC 20090-6011.