Leone D. " Buster" Farwell
1931 - 2017
FARMINGDALE - Leone D. Farwell passed peacefully at Maine Veterans Home, Augusta, on Feb 13, 2017. Born in Atlanta,Ga. on Jan 31,1931, he was one of two children to Langdon and Gertrude-Quimby Farwell.
Leone spent much of his childhood in Reading, Mass. Many stories came from that era, usually involving creation and demolition of rockets etc., which earned him the nickname "Buster" !
Buster, his big sister, Marjorie, and cousins, Trudy and Barbara, spent summers at Biddeford Pool with Uncle Walter. Favorite activities were picking veggies, shelling peas, and building sand castles on the beach with his special cousin, Barbara. The four children were known as "the little kids"(Buster and Barbara) and "the big kids"( Marjorie and Trudy). Buster also loved to spend some time in Cherryfield with his Farwell grandparents.
Leone"Buster" attended college - prep school at Northfield Mount Hermon (NMH) Gill, Mass., where he excelled in sports - hockey, baseball and football. He was a member of the chapel choir, the social committee, and the outing club. In his senior yearbook he was named chief operator, chief lover, and chief lounger! His statement read "Hell hath no limits nor is circumscribed".
After graduating from OSU (Ohio State University) with a degree in History he spent four years in Germany as an air traffic controller for the ULeone FarewllS Airforce. His nomadic spirit took him from New York City to Maine as an LCSW working with troubled youths. He retired from South Portland Correctional Youth Center (now Long Creek Youth Development Center) in the early 90's.
Women in his life were numerous. He fancied the smart good looking ones, ( his words). He loved ice cream, blueberry pie, and trips to Pennsylvania bringing lobsters and clams to his favorite cousins. Retirement was a time for gardening, singing with the Magic of Xmas choral group in Portland, and of course dancing! He met his latest love, Sheila, at a dance club and eventually relocated to Farmingdale where he became involved in town meetings and Senior college, trips to Italy and National State Parks culminated in more out-of-state friends. He shall be remembered for his sharp wit, political interests, and love of sports. He was a very caring generous individual with a love for cats and dogs.
Buster was predeceased by his wives, Pasqualina and Claudia; and his parents, Langdon and Gertrude Farwell. Survivors include his long time companion, Sheila Tukey of Farmingdale; her two children and grandchildren; his son, David of Richmond,Va., stepson, Keld Juhl of Pownal; sister, Marjorie of Wakefield, Mass.; niece and nephews and cousins from Massachusetts and Pennsylvania.
There will be no memorial services at his request. Arrangements under the care of Staples Funeral Home 53 Brunswick Ave Gardiner.
His favorite charities were St Jude Children's Research Hospital and Kennebec Animal Shelter, Augusta
Staples Funeral Service
53 Brunswick Avenue
Gardiner, ME 04345
Published in Central Maine on Feb. 17, 2017