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PITTSFIELD – Hortense Emma Farrington, 81, died May 21, 2005 at a Pittsfield hospital. She was born November 21, 1923 at Burlington a daughter of Alvah and Marinia (Hurd) Sibley. She was an impeccable housekeeper and homemaker. Although her husband belonged to many organizations, Hortense was content to support him in the background. She was a member of the Canaan Union Church.

She is survived by her husband of 63 years, Jasper A. Farrington, Sr. of Pittsfield; 3 sons Jasper “Arnie” Farrington, Jr. and wife Rita of Pittsfield, Michael Farrington and wife Anne, Fay Farrington and wife Caroline, all of Florida; 2 daughters, Theresa Elkins of Augusta, and Arlene Turner of South Portland; 2 brothers, Alvah and wife Eva Sibley, Francis and wife Dorothy Sibley, all of Burlington; 3 sisters, Carolyn Boynton of Fryeburg, Kathy and husband Gerome Zinkle of Washington State, and Shirley Campbell of Bucksport; 13 grandchildren; several great grandchildren; as well as many nieces and nephews. She was predeceased by a sister Thelma Harriman, 2 brothers Woodrow and Franklin Sibley, and a grandson Christopher Turner.

Funeral services will be held 2 PM Friday, May 27th at the Crosby & Neal Funeral Home, 117 Main Street, Newport, with Pastor Diana Perkins officiating. Friends may call at the funeral home from noon until the time of services. Burial will be in the Veterans Memorial Cemetery, Augusta. Hortense was a resident of the Sebasticook Valley Health Care Facility for seven years. The family would like to thank the staff for their loving care.

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