We are deeply sorry for your loss - the staff at Watson Funeral Home
Mr. William Joseph McFarland Jr., of Millsboro, DE passed away peacefully in his sleep on Monday, December 6, 2021. He was 71 years old.
He was born and raised in Wilmington, DE to the late William J. Sr. and Lillian (Handlin) McFarland. He was a life-long resident of Delaware but spent many summers with family and friends at White Crystal Beach in Earleville, MD. He worked as a buyer for over 30 years at Conoco Philips.
Mr. McFarland was a devout Catholic; he was kind and generous with a great sense of humor. Bill loved music and was a wonderful dancer. He also enjoyed gardening, traveling and most especially antiquing.
William is survived by his loving partner of 40 years, Robert Pedano; two sisters Dolores Johnson and Kathleen Alford (David) of Wilmington, DE and one brother John McFarland (Toni) of Earleville, MD. He is also survived by numerous nieces and nephews as well as many grand nieces and nephews. Bill was especially close to his neighbors in Millsboro and had countless life-long friends.
A memorial mass will be held at 11:00 AM on Tuesday, December 14, 2021, at Mary Mother of Peace. Those that would like to attend are asked to be there by 10:30 AM to hear words of remembrance from the family.
In lieu of flowers, the family suggests donations to the American Cancer Society or Seasons Hospice.
American Cancer Society
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