Donald W. Farmer, 94, formerly of Shrewsbury


Donald W. FarmerStuart, Fla. – Donald W. Farmer, 94, of Stuart, FL, formerly of Shrewsbury, passed away peacefully on Monday, October 17, 2022, with his loving family by his side.

Don leaves his beloved wife, Judith (Allen) Farmer, of 38 years; his children, Doug Farmer and his wife Joan, Beth Levin and her husband Richard, Janice Gilpin and her husband Kevin, Mike Farmer and his wife Nancy, Tom Farmer and his wife Amy, his adopted son, Jon Newcomer; his step-daughters, Paula Grover, Donna Tolppa, and Lynda Fabas; his grandchildren, Liz Farmer, Tess Farmer, Bryan Farmer, Lisa Farmer, Joshua Levin, Heather Pickering, Colleen Pickering, Ryan Farmer, Alyssa Farmer, McKenzie Farmer, Heather Dunn, Jessica Farmer, Andrea Levin, Nicole Merrifield, Trisha Hamilton, Ben Mooney, Cian Mooney, Declan Mooney, and Thomas Reid; his great-grandchildren, Daemynd Farmer, Joshua Farmer, Oriah Ellis, Irie Ellis, Teagan Merrifield, Declan Merrifield, Eleanor Mooney, Maryam Hemeda, and Layla Rose Farmer; and his nieces Fran Graveson, Deanne Roberts, and Theresa Braney. He was predeceased by his son, John Farmer, his siblings, Gordon Farmer, Chet Farmer, and Diane Rutana; and their parents, Ralph and Sylvia (Richards) Farmer.

Don graduated from Shrewsbury High School in 1947, the same year the school played in the state tournament at the Boston Garden. He was honored to recite the Gettysburg Address from memory at the Town Common on Memorial Day. Don was the founder and owner of Interstate Bolt. He enjoyed working with Judy and his sons over many years. He was a past president of the New England Fastener Distributors Association. Don loved to golf and made many lifelong friends playing the game. His passion was helping people, whether it be a kind word, a piece of advice, a loving embrace, or a bit of encouragement.

Calling hours will be held from 4-7 PM on Thursday, October 20, 2022 at the BRITTON-SHREWSBURY FUNERAL HOME, 648 Main Street, Shrewsbury. His funeral Mass will be celebrated at 11 AM on Friday, October 21, 2022 at Saint Mary’s Church, 640 Main Street, Shrewsbury.

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