John E. Farrell

MONMOUTH – John passed away on Jan. 26, 2021, after suffering a stroke, with Debbi by his side.

John was born in Augusta on Feb. 13, 1958. He was the son of William and Clara (Ellis) Farrell.

Most of his career was spent at Carleton Woolen Mills where he oversaw their maintenance department and made many life-long friends. Following the closing of the mill, he started his own business, Maine-Ly Moisture Control.

John was a kind man who loved his family. He had a special rapport with all the children in our lives, he loved them all. Our candy jar and his pockets were always stocked with treats. He enjoyed taking them tubing, fishing, flipping a coin to see who jumps in the lake first and the ever popular deep diving for golf balls. He had nicknames for all of them.

John grew up in Winthrop where he began his love of the outdoors, he was a true outdoorsman who took great pride in being a Master Maine Guide. Hunting and fishing were a big part of his life. Bird hunting around Kelly Brook, ice fishing on Chamberlain Lake, surf fishing on Popham Beach, and deer hunting in Montville, he did it all.

John also loved playing golf. In the summer he could be found at Cobbossee Colony, always working on his game and helping others with theirs. He was a regular at the Friday night scramble and Sunday morning “Gang Busters”.

Living on Cobbossee, many hours were spent on the lake. He and Debbi could be found on their party barge cruising the lake and as members of the Cobbossee Yacht Club Lake Association they hosted and attended many Saturday night Boat-ins, becoming friends with many other lovers of the lake.

John is predeceased by his parents; his brother, Frank Farrell; nephew, Ben Farrell; and brother-in-law, Dan Bilodeau.

He is survived by his wife of 41 years, Debbi; his siblings, Jane (Francis) Glazier, Mary (Les) Crocker, Lucy Buckman, Nancy Cote, Janine (Mike) Van Ginkel, Buster (Charlotte) Ellis; many nieces and nephews; and his sister-in-law, Donna (John) Kistenmacher.

Arrangements are in the care of Roberts Funeral Home, 62 Bowdoin Street, Winthrop.

Memories and condolences may be shared with the family on the obituary page of the funeral home website at

Donations in John’s memory may be made to the

Kennebec Valley Humane Society,

10 Pet Haven Lane,

Augusta, ME 04330

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