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Sarah McFarland

Sarah Campbell McFarland

Saturday, May 7th, 1938 - Tuesday, January 12th, 2021
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Sarah Campbell McFarland, 82, of Williamstown, MA died on Tuesday January 12, 2021 at the Center for Living and Rehabilitation in Bennington, VT. She was born in Anderson, IN on May 7, 1938 a daughter of the late Donald Troy Campbell and Virginia (Shortridge) Campbell. She attended George Washington High School in Alexandria, VA where she was an outstanding tennis player. Her love for tennis carried with her throughout her life. After graduation she attended Purdue University and was active in the Purdue Players, a theatrical group on campus. She was elected into the honorary Theatrical Society, Beta Alpha Phi.
Sarah’s career included 20 years as a librarian at Williams College and concluded in teaching at Miss Hall’s School in Pittsfield, where she taught a varied number of courses. She was the kind of teacher every high school should have. She taught good study habits while entertaining her students with funny stories derived from her world travels. By the time the girls were seniors, they knew they had not only an excellent teacher, but also a trustworthy friend. She received the Teacher of the Year a number of times and in a rare honor, two different senior classes dedicated their yearbook to her.
Sarah was a delightful companion. She traveled extensively visiting 65 countries and all seven continents. She was an avid reader in history, philosophy, and ethics and towards the end of her life, donated her very considerable personal library to Miss Hall’s School. She loved opera, theater, politics, detective stories, and sports. She was a die-hard Williams College football fan.
Sarah is survived by five cousins.
FUNERAL NOTICE: Per her request, there will be no formal service for Sarah C. McFarland. Burial will be held in Indiana at the convenience of the family. Flynn and Dagnoli Funeral Home, 74 Marshall Street, North Adams, MA is in charge of arrangements. To add to the Book of Memories, please visit
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Jane Allen

Posted at 04:04pm
Sarah was our neighbor at Hemlock Brook and the first one to welcome us when we arrived. She remained a kind and thoughtful neighbor through the years.
We send love and sympathy to her family from the entire community.
Jane and John Allen

Mireille Roy

Posted at 11:52am
My deepest sympathy to Sarah's cousins. It was an honor and a pleasure to work with Sarah when she was a librarian at Williams College. She will be remembered.

Mary Lovvorn

Posted at 03:42pm
Sarah was an integral part of St. John’s Church in Williamstown, MA, and she will be sorely missed. She enjoyed her role as an usher and participated in the Friday Bible Study Group, Coffee Hour, and Coffee Conversations book discussions. Sarah wowed us with tales of her world travels, which we loved to hear. She was a good friend. May she Rest In Peace.

Katinka Canning

Posted at 04:31pm
The best teacher I ever had! Thank you for your wisdom, wit and everything in between. Best, Katinka

Miss Hall's Class of 2014

Posted at 01:15pm
We like to think Ms. McFarland graduated alongside us when she retired in 2014. Our lives were enriched by her presence, and we will miss her deeply.
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