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Donald Milton Farrar

Newport, Vermont

Jul 24, 1918 – May 13, 2019 (Age 100)

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Donald Milton Farrar, 100, of Derby Line, VT passed away on May 13, 2019 in Lebanon, NH. He was born on July 24, 1918 in Newport, VT to Harry Farrar and Sophia Magoon.

 

Donald was a very hard working farmer who owned his own farm for 75 years. He also enjoyed building birdhouses,...

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I recently had the pleasure of transporting Donald to a Doctor Appointment and I thoroughly enjoyed talking with him. I learned about his life way down the Bluff road, so I took him for a short ride down Memory lane . He was able to tell me all the major differences in the landscape of that area. He also spoke of great times and Dances ! I am sure he's resting in Peace with his gentle soul.
Sincerely,
Carolyn Rossi

I always enjoyed visiting with Donald. He had so much knowledge about the ordinary things in life. We will miss his visits to the Country Music Sessions that he enjoyed. It seems that he always took one day at a time without much worrying, or hurrying. Out of curiosity, I tried guessing how many days you were given in 100 years. I came up with approximately 36,575 days, without adding 25 extra days in February. Sleep in Heavenly Peace, Donald.

Not only was it wonderful getting to know Donald, it was an honor to record stories from his 100 years of living. The following is the final paragraph of the series I wrote about his life - Donald's words of wisdom: He has a bit of advice for the younger generationsappreciate family and friends, dont spend money you dont have, dont rely on handouts, and keep moving even when you dont feel like moving. And, he said, you might as well have the best day possible, because it isnt going to help...

Donald epitomized the phrase "Salt of the Earth" because that was how he lived his life every day. Honest, hard-working and a man who lived his life with a glint in his eye. He was a great neighbor and friend who we all felt lucky to have known. He could recall stories about his life in 1935 as easily and clearly as though they had happened yesterday and he was joy to listen to. A real treasure is lost with his passing and he will be dearly missed.

My sincere condolences to the Farrar family. May our teasured memories of Donald always fill your hearts with love and bring you peace. - Romans 15:13