Eustis & Cornell Funeral Home

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Mary Ellen (Peach) Farrar

December 25, 1937May 17, 2020

Mary Ellen (Peach) Farrar passed away peacefully on May 17, 2020, in Marblehead. She was the beloved wife of the late Richard (Dick) Farrar who predeceased her in 2019. Born on Christmas Day in 1937 to Samuel G. Peach and Margaret J. (McCarthy) Peach at the old Mary Alley Hospital on Franklin Street in Marblehead. Mary Ellen was a graduate of Marblehead High School, class of 1955, where was a member of the Football Cheering Squad. She later graduated from the Chandler Secretarial School in Boston. In 1958 she married Dick at the Our Lady Star of the Sea Church followed by a reception at the Rockmere Hotel in Marblehead. She was the proud and loving mother of Sharon Pingree-Russell (Webb), Rick P. Farrar (Pamela), Stephen J. Farrar and Michael B. Farrar. Nana of Caitlin Pingree, Jessica Pingree (fiancé Jeffrey Grossman), Benjamin, Samantha, Charlotte and their mother Yunita Farrar. Great-Nana of Dallas and Dakota Peralta. Mary Ellen was a Realtor for over 35 years ending her long and accomplished career at Coldwell Banker in Marblehead. Working for and with first-time buyers while showing off the town of Marblehead was her favorite thing about the business. Mary Ellen was a communicant of Our Lady Star of the Sea Church where she was a volunteer on several committees. She was one of the founding members of the Fair Housing Committee in Marblehead finding ways to keep Marblehead affordable for those that were brought up in and worked for the town. She was also a member of the Marblehead Museum, where she volunteered. She and Dick were longtime members of the Boston Yacht Club. Funeral services are private. In lieu of flowers a donation in her name to the Marblehead Food Bank, 80 Atlantic Ave., Marblehead, MA 01945, would be greatly appreciated. Arrangements are under the care of Eustis & Cornell of Marblehead. To share a memory or offer online condolences to the family please visit eustisandcornellfuneralhome.com.


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Mary Ellen (Peach) Farrar

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Eddie Bullock

June 3, 2020

Dear Farrar Family, my condolences for the loss of your lovely mom and peace to you all. Of course, I'll never forget the wonderful times we had at your house (especially the wrestling arena and matches), forever thankful to your mom for putting up with us!
Ed from Seattle

Bob and Julie Sullivan

May 25, 2020

To the Farrar Family,
We are sorry to hear of Mrs. Farrar’s passing. May she be in peace, and back in the loving and comforting arms of her husband once again- and may the memories that mean the most to all of you live forever in your hearts. Sending healing prayers and comforting hugs to your family.
Julie and Bob

Will and Lucy Pingree

May 20, 2020

Thinking of all of you and sending our love. I have many fond memories of your Mom. She was such a help when we bought the house on Harbor Avenue. Many good memories of her when she was being a Grandmother to Caitlin and including Carrie.
She is looking down on all of you with love from Heaven
Love Will and Lucy

Laurel Perry

May 20, 2020

thinking of you all during this time! Seeing the news of your Mom's passing gave me the same sense of peace I had when my mom passed.
The Lafayette is incredible! Such a sense of community there and the care is truly wonderful! I enjoyed sitting and chatting with both our moms on occasion!
Short & sweet stay at Lafayette and now at peace with your Dad! Best wishes & may all your wonderful memories comfort you! ❤

Marsha Lally

May 20, 2020

Dear Sharon,
I will always hold fond memories of the time spent at your house on Chestnut St. Your mom (and Dad) were always so welcoming to me and I will always treasure our sleepovers and shenanigans!


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