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January 29, 2014

Carolyn McFarland

Carolyn McFarland

DELHI — Carolyn McFarland, 88, of Delhi, passed peacefully on Jan. 18, 2014, of natural causes.

She was born on Jan. 14, 1926, in Glens Falls, the daughter of Nelson and Eveleen Pratt, and grew up in Cossayuna.

After graduating from Cornell University in 1947, she moved to Delhi for a position as a Cooperative Extension home demonstration agent. She later earned a master’s degree from SUNY Oneonta and taught sixth grade at South Kortright Central School for many years.

She married Donald McFarland in 1948, and enjoyed a happy marriage until his passing in 1988.

In retirement, she traveled the world with her family and friends and enjoyed quilting and reading.

She is survived by three sons, Bruce (Estela) of Burke, Va., Wayne (Pamela) of Cazenovia and Dan (Michele) of York, Pa.; and her grandchildren, Steven (Anne), Andrew (Kelly), Claire, Timothy and Megan.

Carolyn McFarland will be remembered as a wonderful mother, grandmother, teacher and friend to all.

A memorial service will be scheduled at a later date.

Messages to the family may be left at

Donations in her honor may be made to the United Ministry in Delhi.

Funeral arrangements by Tait Funeral Home, Inc.

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