Doane Beal & Ames


Paul V. Farren

February 18, 1942February 10, 2021

Paul V. Farren of Harwich, MA formerly of Dorchester passed away peacefully at home on February 10, 2021 surrounded by his family. Paul was a member of the Boston Fire Department for 35 years. He rose through the ranks and retired as a District Fire Chief, he loved his job.

A husband, father, grandfather, brother, and friend, he was our rock always there when we needed him. Devoted husband to Michele (Drohan) Farren of Harwich, MA. He is survived by his brother James Farren of Scituate, MA sister Rose Feeney of Braintree, MA and Katherine Scott of Rockland, MA.

He was a dedicated loving father to Michele and Bill Gustafson of Halifax, MA Timothy Farren of Plymouth, MA, Daniel Farren of Harwich, MA and Jennifer and Nicholas Pratt of Bourne, MA. Beloved grandfather to Zachery Farren, Nicholas Farren, Emma Gustafson, Lily Gustafson, and Colin Pratt along with many nieces and nephews.

With adherence to COVID-19 health precautions and social distancing rules, visitation will be held on Sunday February 14, 2021 from 1-5 pm at Doane Beal and Ames, 260 Main St (Rte 28) W.Harwich, MA. A gathering of family and friends will take place 8:30 a.m. Monday February 15, 2021 at Doane Beal and Ames in W. Harwich followed by a 10 a.m. committal service with military honors at Massachusetts National Cemetery in Bourne, MA.

In lieu of flowers donations can be made to VNA Hospice of Cape Cod. To share a memory or for online condolences, please visit


  • Visiting Hours

    Sunday, February 14, 2021

  • Committal Service with Military Honors

    Monday, February 15, 2021


Paul V. Farren

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Dotti Gerrior

February 15, 2021

Michele our friendship has been a gift.
I treasure traveling all over Europe with you and many countries so many many memories that will last forever..
I will miss my 5 minute hug with Paul every time we were together..
He didn’t know what to do with me.🤗
May Paul Rest In Peace..
Luv u both..
P.S. Tell Paul I luv him...I still do everyday

Bob LaPierre

February 14, 2021

Our deepest condolences to you and your family. You’re in our thoughts and prayers.
Warm regards
Bobby & Andrea LaPierre And Siding Team

Gilda Glorioso

February 14, 2021

We first met Paul and Michele in Harwich when they became our next door neighbors. We became good friends and will always have great memories of getting together. Paul remained up beat even though he faced some tough battles with his cancer. He was a fighter and never gave up trying to beat his disease. We will miss him and we send our love to Michele and their family.

With deepest sympathy,
Steve and Gilda Glorioso


February 12, 2021

I met Paul one day at the Fire House ,He was filling for my lieutenant ,he did know me...I told him my mother use to babysits you..he look at me bewildered ..I told him I was Mary Farren son and said now I have family on job..he told me to study..but I never did..everyone Imet on fire dept always talk highly of condolences and prayer to my second cousin..Kevin Hastie BFD retired..

Jim Haines

February 12, 2021

I was sorry to hear of Paul’s passing. I worked a few fires with Paul. A good jake and a class act. He will be missed. RIP Chief. Retired BFD FLT Jim Haines

Terrie Borden

February 12, 2021

Thinking of you at this difficult time. I pray you and your family are comforted by the love and wonderful memories you share.
With sincere sympathy for your loss,
Terrie Borden

Aleta Azarian

February 12, 2021

My memory is really through the wonderful story’s of travel and family shared by Michele during my time working at Kinlin Grover . May Pauls loving family and friends be comforted now by the shared love and memories of your many wonderful years together. Keeping you in our thoughts and prayers. Aleta and Douglas Azarian.

Joyce Cormier

February 12, 2021

So sorry for your loss.

Dianne McKenna Beguerie

February 12, 2021

Michele and family

So very sorry to hear of Paul’s passing. Heartfelt condolences to all of you
at this very difficult time


Patricia Marani

February 12, 2021

I am blessed to have had both of you in my life for forty plus years.
The fun we had, the traveling we did, Paul and Dave, what a pair, we
never knew what to expect! They enjoyed life to the fullest and how lucky we were to share all those memories with them.
Paul gave a great fight for the past ten years and is now at peace.

Thanks for all the great memories!!