George C. Farraher

  • Born: May 8, 1941
  • Died: September 13, 2021
  • Location: Melrose, Massachusetts

Robinson Funeral Home

809 Main Street
Melrose, MA 02176
Tel. (781) 665-1900

Tribute & Message From The Family

Mr. George C. Farraher, a longtime resident of Melrose, passed away at home in his sleep on Monday, September 13, 2021, at age 80.

Born in Stoneham on May 8, 1941, George was one of three children of the late George P. Farraher and Frances I. (Robertson) Farraher. He was raised in Malden and graduated from St. Mary's High School in Lynn. While working at Acme Printing in Everett, he met his future wife Charlotte Canzano and they were married on September 7, 1963. They settled in Melrose to raise a family of three children.

Hard working, and determined, George began working for Acme Printing in 1958, and served in nearly every position throughout his 40-year career. He retired in 1999 as Vice President and Treasurer after dedicating himself to the success of the company. He enjoyed many years helping build the printing business and made a positive impact in the lives of many coworkers and friends within the printing industry.

George was an avid golfer and enjoyed playing tennis for many years. He was a member of Bellevue Golf Club in Melrose, Naples Grande Golf Club in Naples, FL, and Willowbend Country Club in Mashpee. He enjoyed spending summers in South Yarmouth, often seen relaxing on the front porch with the Boston Globe and Boston Herald. George also was a member of the Boston Litho Club.

For many years, George participated in races at Wonderland Greyhound Park in Revere as a partner in Cin-Farr Enterprizes with his late friend, John Cinella. Over the course of his life, George maintained many close friendships that were dear to his heart. He appreciated the bonds that he developed and always remained loyal to his friends.

George will be deeply missed, but always lovingly remembered for his love of family, his loyalty, and his quiet strength and determination.

George was the beloved husband of Charlotte E. (Canzano) Farraher with whom he shared 58 years of marriage. Devoted father of George Farraher and his wife Nicole of Saugus, Michael Farraher and his wife Allison of Saugus, and Tracy Farraher of Melrose. Dear brother of the late Jean LaPanne, and Patricia Wilkinson. Cherished grandfather of Ava, Ella, Gidge, Calabrese, Vionna, and Jaxton. Also survived by many nieces and nephews.

Services to honor George's life will be held privately at this time. Interment in Puritan Lawn Memorial Park, Peabody. If you wish, donations in memory of George may be made to St. Jude Children's Research Hospital, 501 St. Jude Pl., Memphis, TN 38105, For online tribute visit

Condolence & Memory Journal

To the Farraher Family,
I am so sorry for your loss. George was charismatic man that was full of joy! I was lucky to get to work with him at Acme. Sending prayers! God Bless!

Posted by Gregg Mitchell - Wakefield, RI - Coworker   September 20, 2021

So sorry to hear about George, out thoughts and prayers are with you.
Nick and Camille LaFauci, Ft Myers, Fl.

Posted by Nick LaFauci - Ft Myers, FL - Coworker   September 19, 2021

I'm so sorry Charlotte, Gidge, Michael & Tracey. I was so sad to hear this. He was a good guy and I truly miss all of you. Good times at JJ Grimsby's, Fine foods of family spirits & fun. Lisa

Posted by Lisa Surabian - Winchester, MA   September 19, 2021

My sincere condolences to the entire family. George held a special place in my heart.

Posted by Janice (Raso) Brophy - Alton Bay, NH - Coworker   September 19, 2021

I wish I had words to help the George's family, but I am glad I the chance to work with this man. Rest in peace and may his memory last forever.

Posted by Eddie Poste - Everett, MA - Coworker   September 19, 2021

My condolences to the family

Posted by Phil White - Lowell, MA - Coworker   September 19, 2021

My deepest condolences to Charlotte, Gig, Michael, Tracy, and family during this difficult time. I'll always remember George as a very kind, generous, and caring human being. He wasn't just a good friend to my father, but to the whole Cinella family as well. Always greeting me with a "Jay Baby!" and a high five when he walked in our house, I'll never forget listening to the countless stories him and my father shared about family and life happenings. When it came to sporting events, George always had the connection when finding difficult tickets. George also took me to my first Celtics game back in the early 90's in the skybox seats during Larry Bird's final season, and for that, I'm forever grateful.

Rest In Peace my friend...hopefully you and my father are striking it big in Keno up in heavens version of Jiffy Mart!

Posted by Jason Cinella - Melrose, MA - Family Friend   September 18, 2021

I'm very sorry to hear of George Farraher's passing. He was very good to me when I worked at Bellevue and he is one of the nice memories I have of the place. My condolences to his family and may he Rest In Peace.

Posted by Patrick O'Leary - Port Charlotte, FL - Friend   September 16, 2021

My deepest sympathy to the Farraher Family. I have so many memories of George and my dad being together. Hopefully now they are both rekindling Cin-Farr Enterprises in Heaven! May he Rest in Peace.

Posted by John Cinella & Family - Glen Allen, VA - Family Friend   September 16, 2021

Ali and I wish to express the heartfelt sadness we feel for your family and for ourselves at the passing of George. George had a genuine and deeply felt impact on our lives. Outside of my professional relationship Ali and I had many opportunities to share moments of personal connections with George. And continuing through the years, we have often shared memories of the moments we spent with the tall handsome Irish man whose, wit, humor, wisdom, and street smartness we will always remember and treasure.

Posted by Rick and Ali Sullo - Cambridge, MA, MA - Coworker   September 16, 2021

"Im so sorry for your loss. I have many great childhood memories of George...He was a great man. Im sure he is up there now playing a super trifecta with my dad!" R.I.P.

Posted by Chris Cinella - Melrose, MA - Family Friend   September 16, 2021

My deepest sympathy to the Farraher Family. George was my first friend at the French School in Everett. He would walk me to school and share his snacks. I have wonderful memories of him and his sisters. May He Rest in Peace.

Posted by Ann Farraher Howard - Burlington, MA - Family   September 16, 2021

Charlotte, Gidge, Mike, Tracey, so sorry to hear about the loss of your dad...George... he was a great man. Always enjoyed working with George at Acme. Have so many fond memories. You are all in my thoughts and prayers. Rest in peace George.

Posted by Pat Kelly - Attleboro, MA - Coworker   September 16, 2021

Charlotte so sorry for your lost george was a very fair man

Posted by Joe Raso - Tewksbury, MA - Friend   September 16, 2021

Our deepest sympathy to Charlotte ,Gidge,Michael and Tracy. He was a kid and gemerous man.GodBless

Posted by peggy and john cerasuolo - Saugus, MA - Friend   September 15, 2021

My deepest sympathy to Charlotte and family. I remember seeing George when visiting with John & Roe. George will always be fondly remembered by all of us.

Posted by Jean & Mick Martin - Pittsfield, MA - Friend   September 15, 2021

God Bless You George. It was a pleasure working for You. My Sympathy's to The Whole Farraher Family.

Posted by Mark Schmitz - Woburn, MA - Coworker   September 15, 2021

George was a kind, thoughtful friend. We have many happy memories of George. Maybe he and John can start their own dog track in heaven. RIP George. You will always be in our hearts.

Posted by Rosemary Cinella - Melrose, MA - Family Friend   September 15, 2021

Our condolences to you Gidge and the rest of the family

Posted by Walter Karnafel - Medford, MA - Friend   September 15, 2021

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