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. I worked with Judge Farina for over 20 years our familys were from Mass and we shared alot in common I will forever have him in my heart and will never forget him

    Sep 26, 2011
    bellflower, CA

  2. I remember like it was yesterday when I would sleepover at the Farinas and Joe would stay up to watch Johnny Carson just to hear them say, “Hereeeeeeeeeeessssssssss Johnnnnny” He would say it soooo loud and laugh laugh laugh cuz it was the funniest thing he ever heard in his life….I thank you for the memories and the smile you always put on my face. And for raising such a precious woman as Teri!! So happy you are with the Lord.

    JoAnn Anderson-Brasser
    Sep 26, 2011
    Klamath Falls,, OR

  3. Rita Dykes says:

    God Bless you all. Our Love and Prayers are with you.

    Rita Dykes
    Sep 26, 2011
    Plymouth, MI

  4. My daddy had a great way of telling stories & was never at a loss for one. His sense of humor kept us on our toes & he was always fun to be with. He loved his grandchildren with all his heart & supported their academic, musical & sports endeavors. Daddy, we will miss you so much!

    Teresa Farina-Loge
    Sep 26, 2011
    Irvine, CA

  5. Rick Ducreux says:

    I will always cherish the way he put up with us rock n roll wanabes invading Ibbetson Manor with all our stuff, then he would take us out to dinner!
    Rick D

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