Vincent J. Faulise, 85, of Faulise Avenue, Pawcatuck, passed away on Thursday morning, February 7, 2013 at the Westerly Hospital. He is survived by his former wife, Marilyn L. (Jones) Faulise of Hope Valley; his son and daughter-in-law, John A. Faulise and Sandra J. Carmichael of Westerly; his daughter Fay L. Faulise of Pawcatuck; his daughter and son-in-law, Julie A. and Lawrence McNeill of Pawcatuck; four grandchildren, Lisa Johnson, Nick Faulise, Ellen Faulise and Eric Faulise; his brother, Sam (Anita) Faulise of Wethersfield, CT; and two sisters, Frances (John) Campbell and Josephine (Ray) Burns.
Mr. Faulise was pre-deceased by his son, Michael J. Faulise (Marie Ladd) and brothers Joseph (Elsie), Jack (Claire) and John (Dorothy) and sisters Margaret (Clell) Donald, Mary (Arthur) Woods, Rose (Joseph) Henry and Kathryn (Tom) Piccolo. Vincent’s social life centered around his family, and he especially enjoyed sharing life lessons with his nieces, nephews and grandchildren.
Mr. Faulise was born in Pawcatuck on December 11, 1927, the son of the late Antonio and Rosa (Limanni) Faulise. He was a communicant of St. Michael’s Parish and a member of the Maria Assunta Society and the Italian-American Club. He was a carpenter and proud lifetime member of Connecticut Carpenters Union Local #24. He built and resided in homes on Faulise Avenue and became a licensed Real Estate Broker in Connecticut and Rhode Island. He was devoted to the betterment of the town of Stonington: he served on the Board of Education from 1962 to 1969; remained active in town affairs through his work with the Concerned Citizens for Better Government; and joined a group of citizens who advocated for, and won, approval for a Post Office in Pawcatuck.
His love of sports grew from his remarkable career as a cross country runner at Stonington High School, where he was Captain of the Cross Country Team for three years. “The Little Bear” led his team to the Eastern Connecticut Conference Championship twice, and his individual accomplishments in cross-country competition are unique standouts in Stonington High School athletics. Later in life he became an avid golfer and sports fan of the Red Sox, the New England Patriots, and the University of Connecticut women’s basketball team.
A Mass of Christian Burial will take place on Tuesday, February 12, 2013 at 10:00 am at St. Mary’s Church, 95 Main Street, Stonington. There will be no procession from the funeral home. Burial will be private. Calling hours will take place on Monday from 4-7 pm at Rushlow-Iacoi Funeral Home & Crematory, 64 Friendship Street, Westerly. Memorial donations may be made to the St. Michael Capital Campaign, 60 Liberty St, Pawcatuck, Ct., 06379.
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Reported: 02/08/13 (Show all obituaries for this day)
By: Rushlow-Iacoi Funeral Home & Crematory (Show all obituaries and information about this funeral home)