Joan Catherine (Elliot) Farrar

Saint Albans – Joan Catherine (Elliot) Farrar a longtime area resident passed away Thursday, December 24th, 2020, at the UVM Medical Center surrounded by loving and caring nurses. 

Born in Newport on June 27th, 1944, she was the daughter of the late Lawrence Noah and Cecilia Rose (Monfette) Elliot. Joan was 76 years old. 

Joan was a member of the class of 1962 and Valedictorian from Derby Academy, and was known by many as “Nana” at Little Shepherd Child Care & Pre-School in St. Albans, where she was a longtime associate.   She enjoyed working in her garden, doing crafts and watching birds. Joan was an avid Red Sox fan and a member of the “Misfits” Home Dem group. 

Survivors include her son, Tony Farrar and his wife, Heather, of Georgia and daughter, Becky Ingerson of St. Albans, as well as grandchildren, Erika Ingerson and her significant other, Eric Aldrich, Brandon Farrar and his significant other, Cassidy Wall, and Tyler Beauregard and his wife, Mikayla, and  great-granddaughter, Haven Farrar and two great- grandsons, Teddy and Tommy Beauregard.

Joan is also survived by her former husband, Ernie Farrar, the father of her children, whom she married on October 13th, 1963; sister-in-law, Ilene Elliot and her son, Josh Elliot and his family, close friends, Donna Burt, Jean Kelley, Debbie and John Hauck, Joy and Al Jenkins and her “other 3 boys”, Dean Shephard, Mark Shephard and Kevin Kelley. 

In addition to her parents, Lawrence and Cecilia, Joan was pre-deceased by her brother, Robert Elliot and her canine companion, Ozzy. 

At this time there are no services planned. 

Joan’s family would like to thank the staff at Northwestern Medical Center, UVM Medical Center and AmCare Ambulance for the care and support she and her family received during her illness.  A special thank you to Jim and Sandy Nuttall and James Patnode for being there for Joan and her family as well. 

With Joan’s love for animals, her family has asked that memorials in her memory be made to the Franklin County Human Society, 30 Sunset Meadow, St. Albans, Vermont 05478 or A Place for Grace Kitty Rescue, P.O. Box 681, St. Albans, Vermont 05478.

Assisting the Farrar family is the Heald Funeral Home, Celebrating lives since 1918, where messages of condolence or sharing of memories are welcome at