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August 18, 2013

H. Louis Farmer Jr., 98

Haverhill — H. Louis Farmer Jr., was born on February 6, 1915, in Tewksbury, Mass., and was the son of the late H. Louis and Caretta (Kenney) Farmer. He attended Tewksbury Public Grammar Schools, was a graduate of Lowell High School's Class of 1932, attended Boston University College of Business Administration, and graduated from the New England School of Embalming and Funeral Directing.

He became associated with his father as an apprentice funeral director and embalmer in 1932 in Tewksbury. Together they expanded to Ayer, Mass., in the fall of 1932, when they acquired the E.C. Page Funeral Home. Mr. Farmer became a licensed funeral director and embalmer in 1936, and the firm name was changed from H. Louis Farmer to H. Louis Farmer & Son. In 1941, they purchased Kimball, Hall & Loomis Funeral Service, which was located in Central Square, Bradford. Mr. Farmer moved to Haverhill in 1945, and the Kimball, Hall & Loomis name was changed to H. L. Farmer & Son, and the location of the funeral home was changed to its present location at 106 Summer Street. In 1965, he purchased the O’Toole and Sullivan Funeral Home at 210 South Main Street, Bradford, which the firm now operates under the name of H.L. Farmer & Sons Bradford Funeral Home. Mr. Farmer was the president and treasurer of H.L. Farmer & Sons of Haverhill and Bradford. He was also treasurer of the Farmer & Dee Funeral Home of Tewksbury. His firms are members by invitation of National Selected Morticians, now Selected Independent Funeral Homes, and he served on the board of directors from 1974 to 1977, and was elected secretary/treasurer from 1976 to 1977. He was also a member of the Massachusetts Funeral Directors Association and the National Funeral Directors Association.

He was a member of the First Baptist Church and a trustee of the Ministerial Funds of the Baptist Religious Society, and former chairman of the Prudential Committee at the church. Mr. Farmer was a past master of Merrimack Lodge F. & A.M. of Haverhill, a member of Wamesit Lodge A.F. & A.M. of Tewksbury, the York and Scottish Rite Bodies and the Aleppo Temple Shrine of Boston, and also a member of Fidelity Chapter #90 O.E.S. of Haverhill.

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