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William F. Farnham

SALEM, NH: William F. Farnham, 71, died Wednesday at Lawrence General Hospital following a long and courageous
battle with cancer. Mr. Farnham was the husband of Rosemary T. (Arsenault) Farnham.

Born in Ballard Vale, MA August 25, 1936, Mr. Farnham was the son of William J. Farnham of Lawrence, and the late
Emily J. (Barrett) Farnham.

Mr. Farnham attended school in Lawrence and Methuen after which he entered the U.S. Marine Corps and served during the
Korean Conflict. He worked at Raytheon Corp. retiring after 21 years of service, and continued to work part-time for the
past nine years at International Auto Parts in Windham, NH. He was a member of St. Joseph’s Church in Salem, and the
Knight’s of Columbus. He enjoyed music and particularly karaoke where he was known as “Mr. Bill”. He was an avid
reader, enjoyed studying military history and sports.

Besides his father and wife of thirteen years he is survived by his son Sean Farnham and his wife Julie of Townsend;
granddaughter Amanda Lynn Farnham of Fremont; sister Barbara Farnham of Salem; brothers Kenneth Farnham and his wife Mary
Lou of Methuen, Franklyn Farnham of North Andover, John “Jack” Farnham and companion Judy Crawford of Panama
City, FL, Joseph Farnham of Newbury, MA, and several nieces and nephews. William is also survived by his wife
Rosemary’s children Kenneth R. Arsenault and his wife Suzy, Karen Sullivan and her husband Jay, Jeff Arsenault and
his wife Ellen, and five grandchildren.

Relatives and friends are invited to the funeral Saturday at 11:00 a.m. at Dole, Childs & Shaw Funeral Home, 148 Main
Street, Haverhill. The interment at Pine Grove Cemetery. Calling hours will precede the funeral from 9:00 to 11:00
a.m. Memorial contributions may be made to Merrimack Valley Hospice, 360 Merrimack Street, Lawrence, MA 01843.

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