Orrin A. McFarland, 89, of Branford, formerly of Northford, passed away on Wednesday April 5, 2017 at St. Raphael campus/Yale New Haven. He was the husband of Marian K. Malone McFarland. Orrin was born in Yankton, South Dakota on August 9, 1927; son of the late Carl and Winifred Wharton McFarland; served his country faithfully in the US Navy during WWII; had worked as a machine shop and production manager for Hansen Transmission of Branford for many years until his retirement; was a member of the Knights of Columbus Council #6301, the V.F.W. of Wallingford, American Legion Murray/Reynolds Post #76 of North Haven, the Prihillian Club, North Haven and a parishioner of St. Monica Church. Father of Regina (Gary) Johnson and the late Orrin McFarland II and David McFarland. Father-in-law of Jeanne McFarland (who is like a daughter). Grandfather of Michael McFarland. Brother of Carolyn Winkler and the late Ferne Grewe and Laverne McFarland.
Family and friends are invited to meet directly at St. Monica Church on Saturday morning at 10:30 to attend a Mass of Christian burial. There will be no visiting hours. Interment will be private and at the convenience of the family. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to St. Monica Church, 1331 Middletown Avenue, Northford, CT 06472. The North Haven Funeral Home, 36 Washington Avenue has been entrusted with the arrangements.