Albert S. Farrington ’54

Albert S. Farrington ’54 died on November 24, 2011, in Lewiston, Maine.

He was born in Augusta on September 10, 1932, son of the late Frank A. Farrington ’27. He graduated from Cony High School, where he was a member of the glee club and played an “end man” in the Chizzle Wizzle variety show. He was a member of the Zeta Psi fraternity at Bowdoin, lettered in track and football, and received the best actor award in the one-act play competition. He served to specialist fourth class in the Army. He worked in his younger years at Pennsylvania Bell Telephone, then entered the insurance business, working first as an agent in New Hampshire, then for many years at Dunlap Insurance in Maine. He served as president of The Maine Association of Life Underwriters in 1980 and won the J. Putnam Stevens Award in 1987. He was a member of Grace Lutheran Church, and enjoyed singing in the choir. He was a valued member of the Readers Theater Group, and he served on the board of directors for Community Little Theater and took part in many plays. He served on the Auburn Housing Authority, where the board room is named in his honor. He served as a Bowdoin class agent for five years. He was a member of Tranquil Lodge #29 Ancient Fee and Accepted Masons, where he served as treasurer for many years, and was a member of both Scottish and York Rites. He was a member of the Kora Shrine Temple, was active in the Chanters unit, and took great pride in supporting the Shrine Hospitals. He was the treasurer of The Squirrel Island Historical Society, secretary/treasurer for the Squirrel Island Grandfathers Club for many years, and took part in impromptu play readings at the island. He is survived by his wife of 56 years, Lula Heyman Farrington; two sons, Alan and Robert Farrington; two daughters, Lynne Geiger and Dianne Farrington; a sister, Martha Mayo; a brother, Frank J. Farrington ’53; seven grandchildren; and four great-grandchildren.

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