Dolores Pauline (McFarland) Sawyer

BAR HARBOR/TRENTON – Dolores Pauline (McFarland) Sawyer, 86, went to be with the Lord March 4, 2017, at her home in Trenton. She was born Dec. 19, 1930, the daughter of Marion (Day) and Walton McFarland Sr., in Blue Hill.

Dolores was raised in Town Hill on Mount Desert Island, later moving to Ellsworth. She attended Eastern College in Pennsylvania and graduated from Barrington College in Rhode Island. Dolores worked at the Lynam Agency in Bar Harbor and then later as a customs agent at the Bar Harbor ferry terminal.
Dolores married Lloyd Sawyer and they made their home in Bar Harbor from 1956 until 2012, when they moved to Trenton and lived under the care of their loving son Tom. Dolores enjoyed music and was a volunteer at the Maine Sea Coast Mission for a number of years. When the hotels were full in Bar Harbor, she and Lloyd would “take in tourists” and provide overnight lodging. Dolores was a lifelong follower of Jesus Christ and attended the First Baptist Church of Bar Harbor, where she sang in the choir and enjoyed their Bible study.
Dolores is survived by her beloved husband of 60 years, Lloyd; three sons, Tom Sawyer, Wayne Sawyer and wife, Meg and Bruce Sawyer and wife, Meg; four grandchildren, Karis, Kristen, Nathan and Brynnli; brother Walton McFarland Jr. and wife, Marion; nephew Gary McFarland and wife, Debbie; niece Jean Donovan and husband, Roland Donovan Jr.; and sister-in-law Dolores “Dimp” Sawyer.

A memorial service will be held 2 p.m., Saturday, March 11, 2017, at First Baptist Church, 46 Ledgelawn Ave., Bar Harbor, with Pastor Scott Records. A reception will follow at the church.

Those who desire may make contributions in Dolores’s memory to the Baptist Youth Camp c/o First Baptist Church of Bar Harbor. Arrangements by Jordan-Fernald, 1139 Main St., Mount Desert. Condolences may be expressed at

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