Albion-Pearl E. McFarland, 82, a longtime resident of Albion passed away Wednesday, June 28, 2017, at Maine General in Augusta after a short illness.\r\n\r\nPearl was born in 1934 in Thorndike. She graduated from Freedom Academy. Pearl married Paul E. McFarland. She was a former member of the Eastern Star, Albion Fireman's Auxiliary, and the Albion PTA. Pearl loved going to breakfast with friends every Wednesday, hanging with the grandchildren, sewing, making quilts, pot holders, and making her world famous pickles.\r\n\r\nShe was predeceased by her parents Rufus and Laura Gardiner; sisters, Winnie, Althea, Coral, and Elinor; and her brothers, Merton, Lohman, Stewart, Austin, Maurice, Robert, and twin brother Earl.\r\n\r\nPearl is survived by her loving husband of 63 years Paul McFarland; son Paul (Tony) McFarland and wife Sandra McFarland of St Augustine, Florida; daughter Linda Gray and husband Darryl Gray of Palm Coast, Florida; grandchildren, Shane McFarland, Jennie Pooler, Chloe Gray, and Alexander Dixon; great grandchildren, Mariah, Madison, and Whitney; her sister Beatrice Bryant and husband Joe Bryant; and her special friend of many years Carol Clark.\r\n\r\nThe family would also like to send a special thank you to Beverly Bradstreet and June Dixon.\r\n\r\nThere will be a graveside service Saturday, July 8th at 10 am at Pleasant Hill Cemetery in Freedom. There will be a gathering after the service at Bessie Building in Albion Maine.\r\n\r\nIn lieu of flowers, all donations can be made to East Benton Christian Church, 1194 Unity Rd., East Benton, Maine 04901.