January 1, 1953 - September 5, 2013

Burial Date September 25, 2013

Obituaries » GERALD S. FARNHAM

FARNHAM, GERALD STEVEN, 60, of the Berlin Health and Rehabilitation Center and formerly of Washington, died September 5, at Central Vermont Medical Center. His family was at his bedside. Born Jan. 1, 1953, in Barre, he was the son of Allen and Laurette (Poulin) Farnham. He attended Washington Elementary School and graduated from Spaulding High School in Barre in 1971. On Aug. 20, 1977, Gerald married Sheila Ann Braman in the Chelsea United Church. They made their home in Washington. Gerald and his brother Gary Farnham started their business, G & G Concrete Construction, in 1973. Gerald became sole owner in 1975 and ran the business until 1986. In earlier years, he was a member of the Washington Snow Flyers and a member of the Chelsea Fish and Game Club, in which he was instrumental in the planning and building of the Trap House. He also coached for the Washington Babe Ruth team for a time. Gerald enjoyed nature, being outdoors, boating, hunting, water skiing and sports, especially football. He also liked turkey hunting and had mastered vocal turkey calling. He enjoyed family gatherings and spending time with his family. Many times, he was the man behind the barbecue grill or the camera. Survivors include his wife, Sheila Farnham, of Washington; his sons, Christopher Farnham and wife, Maki, of Hamamatsu, Japan, and Kyle Farnham, of Washington; one granddaughter; his siblings Corine Wadkins and husband, James, of Earlsville, Md., Denis Farnham and wife, Karen, of Washington, Judith Salvatori and husband, Gino, of Barre, Debra Washburn and husband, Jerry, of South Barre, Natalie Tarbox and husband, Donald, of Barre, Vicky Lorden and husband, Michael, of East Dennis, Mass., and Lisa Wilkin and husband, Brian, of South Barre; a sister-in-law Sylvia Farnham, of Washington; a sister-in-law Marilyn Johnson and husband, Frank, of East Barre; and brothers-in-law William Braman, Gary Braman and Arthur Braman, all of Chelsea; many nieces, nephews and cousins. Besides his parents, his brother Gary Allen Farnham predeceased him. A service of remembrance will be held Wednesday, Sept. 25, 2013, at 2pm in the Washington Baptist Church. There are no calling hours.

Login to your account below

Fill the forms bellow to register

Retrieve your password

Please enter your username or email address to reset your password.