Joseph Anthony Farina

Joseph Anthony Farina

August 13, 1921 - September 22, 2011

Joseph Anthony Farina

August 13, 1921 - September 22, 2011


Born in Massachusetts on Aug. 13, 1921
Died on Sep. 22, 2011 and resided in Irvine, CA.

The Honorable Joseph A. Farina, born August 13, 1921 in Plymouth, MA passed away Sept. 22, 2011 at age 90. He lived for the past 14 years in Irvine. He graduated from Plymouth High School, where he was a member of the high school’s first football team. He then attended and graduated from Springfield College (Springfield, MA), continuing to play football. He served his country as a naval officer in WWII and participated in the Allied Invasion on D-Day. After receiving a Master’s in Education from Boston University, Judge Farina taught and coached high school sports in Gaines, MI. He then relocated to California and continued to serve in the Navy during the Korean War. After the Korean War, he taught at Paramount Junior High in Paramount, CA. While teaching, he pursued his dream of becoming an attorney. Judge Farina received his Juris Doctorate and practiced law in Bellflower until receiving his appointment to the bench. Judge Farina served as a Municipal Court Judge for the Los Cerritos Court for 16 years before retiring in 1996.

He is survived by his beloved wife, Martha; their three children, Michael Farina, Teresa Logé and Samuel Farina; five grandchildren; and his sister, Pat Farina, of Plymouth.

Judge Farina touched all with his kindness and concern, and will be missed by many.

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8 responses to Joseph Anthony Farina

  1. Steve Roach says:

    Joe Farina was a man of great geniality and wit… always a twinkle in his eye. His voice was a memorable trademark–a rich Boston baritone infused with warmth and humor. I never saw him in the courtroom, but it must have been a great asset for him on the bench. Joe was an outstanding representative of the “greatest generation,” serving his country in the dark days of the Second World War. He’s left a wonderful legacy in his children and grandchildren, and the example he set for them and the rest of us.

  2. Kasey Scott says:

    My thoughts and prayers are with the family and friends of Joseph Farina

    Kasey Scott
    O’Connor Mortuary

  3. Mike Cornell says:

    Was thinking about The Farina Family. Your dad was pretty cool stay golden Sam.

    Deepest condolences 🙏
    Mike Cornell

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