John P. “Mike” McFarland
1930 ∼ 2017
John Patrick “Mike” McFarland, 86, of East Falmouth and formerly of Braintree, passed away on Wednesday, February 15, 2017. He was the beloved husband of Doris (Driscoll) McFarland for 60 years.
He was born in Boston to John P. and Mary (Walsh) McFarland. He served in the US Army and worked as a storekeeper for the city of Boston for many years and also as a mail handler for the US Postal Service. Mike was an avid fan of horse racing and the New England Patriots, and he most enjoyed being surrounded by his family.
In addition to his wife, Doris, he is survived by his daughters, Michele Priestly of Falmouth and Doris O’Sullivan and her husband William of Falmouth; 6 grandchildren: Lauren, Michael, Christine, Katie, Holly, and Kayla; and 3 great grandchildren: Ethan, Allyson, and John. He was predeceased by his sons, Michael McFarland and John P. McFarland, Jr.
Visiting hours will be held from 2-5 PM on Sunday, Feb. 19 at Chapman Cole & Gleason Funeral Home, 475 Main St, Falmouth. A family eulogy will begin at 10:45 AM followed by a funeral Mass on Monday, Feb. 20 at St. Patrick Church, 511 Main Street, Falmouth. Burial will follow at the Blue Hill Cemetery in Braintree.