Obituary of Farley Edgar Weeks
Farley Edgar Weeks, 86, of Montville, died September 10, 2023, at Togus Springs Hospice in Augusta, surrounded by loved ones. He was born February 16, 1937, to Verna Mae (Garland) and John Farley Weeks in Waterville. In the 1940s, young Farley and his brother Laurel traveled with their parents across northern Maine, living in tent camps where his mother cooked while his father managed the Maine State road crew that built and paved the roads in Aroostook County. Farley learned many lessons about hard work and making do, but unfortunately missed years of early schooling, often moving schools every two weeks as the crew moved on. Farley often remarked he never liked school and tended to remind people, “Go slow now, I only went to one of them one-room schoolhouses.” Farley took his first job at age 9 and by 14 had a motorcycle license and his first of many bikes. Farley’s family moved to Liberty when he was 14 and he attended Walker School. He liked to say, “I must’ve spent more time up on Haystack watching for school to let out than I ever went to school.” Despite this, Farley counted many lifelong friends among his classmates.
Schooling aside, Farley could do about anything he put his mind to when it came to carpentering or repairing machines. Even in his 80s, he was a deft user of technology and kept up a highly active Facebook page.
A proud veteran, Farley was drafted in 1960 to serve in the U.S. Army through 1962, stationed at Forts Jackson and Benning. Upon returning from the army, Farley rarely strayed far from Liberty and Montville and only occasionally left the state in his later years to visit his children. He preferred the simple life at home in the woods.
Farley worked many jobs, including on the tar crew, driving trucks, carpentry, and cutting wood. At 50, he survived a grisly four-story fall and was given early retirement, which he enjoyed to the fullest, including boating on Lake St. George, woodworking, and riding his motorcycle. He loved to stop in at the diner and generally gave everyone he met a hard time and a good laugh.
Farley was predeceased by his parents, John Farley and Verna, his brother Laurel, and his dear son John Farley. Farley leaves his “man’s best friend” Holly and many loving family, friends and neighbors, including his daughters Dedra Brown (Jim) and Alison Weeks; grandchildren Caleb (Amanda) and Shayna and great-grandchildren Reagan, Kendall and Piper; nephew Elwin (Diem) and nieces Terri (Loren) and Mindy (Jerry); many great nieces and nephews; sister-in-law Laura and her children; and cousins Laurice and Helene. And of course, his dear Mary Ann, who not only gave him some of his best years, but also a beautiful last summer at home.
Farley had many dear friends, in particular, the family would like to thank Sandra, Lewis, Matt, Mike, Charlie, Lori, and Bob for loving and looking out for him in his later years.
The family would also like to express gratitude to the hospice and treatment teams at Togus VA Medical Center.
Although Farley never made plans ahead of time, after a private committal at Hunt’s Cemetery in Liberty, a celebration of Farley’s life will be held Sunday, October 15, 2023, from 2:30 - 4:00 p.m., at Lori’s Cafe on Rt. 3 in Liberty.
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