Eva S. (Tollefsen) Farney, 81, of Fairhaven, passed away unexpectedly Thursday, September 12, 2019, at St. Luke's Hospital, in New Bedford. She was the wife of 61 years to James P. Farney, Sr.
Born in Bergen, Norway, daughter of the late Hans and Ragnhild (Ludvigsen) Tollefsen, she was a lifelong Fairhaven resident and member of the Trinity Lutheran Church. Eva was a graduate of Fairhaven High School and attended the Swain School of Design.
She loved painting and had done numerous murals and commercial art for various area businesses. An avid reader of history and the Bible, Eva donated regularly to various Christian Charities.
She is survived by her husband of 61 years, James of Fairhaven; three sons, James P. Farney, Jr. and his wife Deborah of Dartmouth, Andrew J. Farney of California and John C.P. Farney of Mattapoisett; three daughters, Kathleen L. Lima and her husband Barry, DeAnna E. Stykowski and her husband Joseph and Margaret R. Grant and her husband Jeremy all of New Bedford; 10 grandchildren; three great grandchildren; and several nieces, nephews and cousins.
A private memorial service will be held at the Trinity Lutheran Church in Fairhaven. Arrangements are by the Fairhaven Funeral Home, 117 Main St., Fairhaven, www.hathawayfunerals.com.
Memorial donations may be made in Eva's name to Memorial Giving, St. Jude's Children's Research Hospital, 501 St. Jude Pl, Memphis, TN 38105-9959.
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