Lawrence R. Farmer
Date of Passing:
Farmer, Lawrence, R., 88, of Atria Bay Spring Village, Bay Spring Avenue, Barrington, formerly of Mathewson Road, Barrington died peacefully on August 15, 2023 at the Hope Health Hospice Center, Providence. He was the beloved husband of Hope E. (Hazlehurst) Farmer.
Born in Watertown, NY, a son of the late Joseph and Dorothy (Viau) Farmer, he lived in Barrington for 60 years.
Mr. Farmer was the Vice President of Manufacturing for the A.T. Cross Company before retiring in 2003.
Lawrence was a communicant and volunteer at St. Luke Church, Barrington. He was a former board member of the Barrington Yacht Club and a volunteer at the Quonset Air Museum. He enjoyed sailing and skiing.
Mr. Farmer was a United States Navy Veteran.
Besides his wife of 64 years, he is survived by two daughters, Susan H. Vignati and her husband Paul of Niantic, CT and Lisa C. Petrie and her husband Richard of Needham, MA; five grandchildren, Sarah, Paul, Kathryn, Thomas and Mollie and two great-granddaughters, Eloise and Hannah Johnson.
His Funeral will be held on Monday August 21, 2023 from the W. RAYMOND WATSON FUNERAL HOME, 350 Willett Avenue, Riverside at 8:45 a.m. with a Mass of Christian Burial in St. Luke Church, Washington Road, Barrington at 10 a.m. Burial will follow in Forest Chapel Cemetery, Nayatt Road, Barrington.
Calling Hours are Sunday 2-4 p.m. Flowers are respectfully omitted. Contributions in Lawrence’s memory to the Community Scholarship Fund of Barrington, P.O. Box 300, Barrington, RI, 02806 would be deeply appreciated.