Marcia Reidell Farr
October 8, 1929 – November 14, 2020
Marcia T Farr
Marcia went peacefully to the Lord on November 14, 2020 at home. She was born in Syracuse, NY on October 8, 1929, the daughter of Eugenia Plante and Claude Reidell. She graduated from Fulton (NY) High School, class of 1948 before joining the US Army in November of 1949 and received her basic training at Camp Lee, VA.
She then went to Surgical Tech School at Fort Sam Houston, TX. After completion she was stationed in Okinawa where she took care of soldiers at Rycon Hospital who were arriving from Korea for rehab or on a stopover on their way. Upon returning to the states she was stationed at Fort Hood, TX, where she worked in Central Supply. It was there she met and married her husband Nolan Tanous.
After their discharge from the Army they moved to Van Buren, Maine where Nolan was born and raised. In 1955, they moved to Portland where Nolan bought a Rexall Drug Store. He passed away in 1960. She became very active in the American Legion holding several offices including Past Post Commander and Past County Commander. She was also member of the VFW and the DAV 40&8. She worked for Pens Unlimited and for 26 years at Westbrook College in food service, retiring in 1995.
In 1970 she met Donald Farr at a Legion Bingo where they were both working. They were married in August 1977. He preceded her in death in 2016.
She is survived by her daughter Mary Ellen and husband David Lucas; stepdaughter Debra Farr DeLea; grandchildren Nolan Lucas and wife Katherine; Wakine Lucas and wife Taylor and (the apple of her eye) great granddaughter Elliette Bleau, Shalia DeLea and husband Chris Strobel of Gallup, New Mexico and Noah DeLea of Maui.
The family invites you to a time of visitation on Thursday November 19 from 4:00pm to 7:00pm at Jones, Rich & Barnes Funeral Home, 199 Woodford St, Portland. A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated on Friday November 20 at St. Joseph’s Church on Stevens Ave and a committal service at Calvary Cemetery immediately following. Due to COVID RESTRICTIONS, the Mass will be family only and anyone attending visitation or the Committal Service will be required to wear a mask or facial coverings at all times.
In Lieu of Flowers, donations may be made to St Jude Children's Hospital.
- Eugenia Plante, Mother (deceased)
- Claude Reidell, Father (deceased)
- Nolan Tanous, Husband (deceased)
- Donald Farr, Husband (deceased)
- Mary Ellen Lucas (David Lucas), Daughter
- Debra Farr DeLea, Step Daughter
- Nolan Lucas (Katherine Lucas), Grandson
- Wakine Lucas (Taylor Lucas), Grandson
- Elliette Bleau, Great Granddaughter
- Shalia DeLea (Chris Strobel), Granddaughter
- Noah DeLea, Grandson
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Marcia Reidell Farr
November 17, 2020
Maryellen and family, so sorry for your loss. I will always remember and admire Aunt Marcia, she had strength and courage. Lance and I could always call with a household problem. She always knew how to fix it and where to get the materials! We loved her visits, even tho they came only after her favorite dairy Queen treat. She had advice on everything whether you wanted it or not. Her faith was strong and kept her going for 91 years. I will miss her so very much. I was fortunate to see her a few times these past couple of weeks, I thank God for that. Love and peace, Arlene