Haverhill — Julie McFarland, 35, formerly of Haverhill, Malden and Peabody passed away unexpectedly during a trip to Texas on Tuesday, September 25, 2012 at the Bay Area Hospital in Corpus Christi, Texas. She was born in Haverhill on May 19, 1977, daughter of James F. McFarland and the late Jane (Carr) McFarland. She was a graduate of Malden High School and attended UMass Lowell and Bunker Hill Community College in Boston where she was inducted into the National Honor Society. Julie was always a kindhearted person, eager to help those in need. She enjoyed traveling, reading and exhibiting her quick Irish wit.
She is survived by her father, retired Lawrence Police Detective, James F. McFarland and her step-mother Denise (Carter) McFarland of Haverhill; her sister, Justine Stoddard of Boston and her step-brother, Jonathan Samataro of Daytona Beach, Fla. She is also survived by her dear aunts, Mrs. Joan (Carr) Smith and Mrs. Phyllis (Carr) Warren of Quincy and Stoneham, several aunts, uncles, cousins, nieces, nephews and her close friend Jacqueline Vita of Malden.
ARRANGEMENTS: At the family’s request, services will be private. Arrangements are by H.L. Farmer & Sons Funeral Homes and Cremation Service, Haverhill and Bradford. Contributions in her memory may be made to the MSPCA, 400 Broadway, Methuen, MA 01844. Condolences to her family may be made at www.farmerfuneralhomes.com