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Vincent Faughnan Obituary

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Vincent Faughnan

Mt. Kisco, New York

August 5, 2016

Vincent Faughnan Obituary

Vincent J. Faughnan, a resident of Katonah and Yorktown Heights for 13 years, passed away peacefully at the Montrose Veterans Home on August 5, 2016. He was 96. Born in Brooklyn, New York in 1920, he was the son of Richard and Catherine ("Kitty") Faughnan and the fourth of nine children. Vince left St. Michael's High School during the Depression of the 1930's and worked nights at Larsen's Bakery in the Red Hook neighborhood of Brooklyn. The Depression years were difficult ones for the family, but everyone worked hard and they got through it together. Vince was drafted into the Army Air Corps in 1942 and was sent to an air base in Kent, England and experienced pre-D-Day invasion life in Kent and London. He was deployed to Normandy following the D-Day invasion, landing at Omaha Beach. He survived the terrible fighting in the Normandy area and then across France. He was at a captured German airbase in Bavaria when the War ended in 1945. For his service, Vince was awarded battle stars for six major campaigns. In recognition of his service to France, he was awarded the French War Cross (Croix de Guerre) and was made a Knight in the French Legion of Honor. He was called back to service in the Korean War and served several years in the Strategic Air Command in Riverside, California. In 1956, Vince married the love of his life Kay (Catherine) Delaney with whom he spent 56 happy years before her death in 2013. Vince and Kay raised their two children in Brooklyn. Family was the foundation of Vince's life. He worked in various communications engineering jobs during his career, retiring from Western Electric in 1986. Vince was always happy, calm and optimistic. He enjoyed traveling, stamp and coin collecting, history and science fiction, but it was the company of his family and friends that he loved most. Vince is survived by his son Vincent and his wife Claire of San Francisco, California, and by his daughter Mary and her husband Bob of Katonah, New York. He is also survived by his brother Steve and sister Theresa, by many nieces, nephews and cousins and by five grandchildren whom he loved: Jacqueline, Robert, Brian, Libby and Burr. Devoted father, grandfather, husband, brother, friend, and warrior for his country, Vince leaves behind a rich legacy of love, laughter and happy memories. He will be truly missed by all who knew him. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations in the name of Vincent J. Faughnan may be made to the American Diabetes Association or Alzheimer's Association. Reposing Cassidy-Flynn Funeral Home Inc. Sunday, August 7, 2016 03:00 PM - 07:00 PM 288 East Main Street Mount Kisco, NY 10549 Mass of Christian Burial St. Francis of Assisi R.C. Church Monday, August 8, 2016 10:00 AM 2 Green Street Mount Kisco, NY 10549 Burial Gate of Heaven Cemetery Monday, August 8, 2016 11:45 AM 10 West Stevens Avenue Hawthorne, NY 10707

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Vincent J. Faughnan, a resident of Katonah and Yorktown Heights for 13 years, passed away peacefully at the Montrose Veterans Home on August 5, 2016. He was 96. Born in Brooklyn, New York in 1920, he was the son of Richard and Catherine ("Kitty") Faughnan and the fourth of nine children. Vince left St. Michael's High School during the Depression of the 1930's and worked nights at Larsen's Bakery in the Red Hook neighborhood of Brooklyn. The Depression years were difficult ones for the family, but everyone worked hard and they got through it together. Vince was drafted into the Army Air Corps in 1942 and was sent to an air base in Kent, England and experienced pre-D-Day invasion life in Kent and London. He was deployed to Normandy following the D-Day invasion, landing at Omaha Beach. He survived the terrible fighting in the Normandy area and then across France. He was at a captured German airbase in Bavaria when the War ended in 1945. For his service, Vince was awarded battle stars for six major campaigns. In recognition of his service to France, he was awarded the French War Cross (Croix de Guerre) and was made a Knight in the French Legion of Honor. He was called back to service in the Korean War and served several years in the Strategic Air Command in Riverside, California. In 1956, Vince married the love of his life Kay (Catherine) Delaney with whom he spent 56 happy years before her death in 2013. Vince and Kay raised their two children in Brooklyn. Family was the foundation of Vince's life. He worked in various communications engineering jobs during his career, retiring from Western Electric in 1986. Vince was always happy, calm and optimistic. He enjoyed traveling, stamp and coin collecting, history and science fiction, but it was the company of his family and friends that he loved most. Vince is survived by his son Vincent and his wife Claire of San Francisco, California, and by his daughter Mary and her husband Bob of Katonah, New York. He is also survived by his brother Steve and sister Theresa, by many nieces, nephews and cousins and by five grandchildren whom he loved: Jacqueline, Robert, Brian, Libby and Burr. Devoted father, grandfather, husband, brother, friend, and warrior for his country, Vince leaves behind a rich legacy of love, laughter and happy memories. He will be truly missed by all who knew him. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations in the name of Vincent J. Faughnan may be made to the American Diabetes Association or Alzheimer's Association. Reposing Cassidy-Flynn Funeral Home Inc. Sunday, August 7, 2016 03:00 PM - 07:00 PM 288 East Main Street Mount Kisco, NY 10549 Mass of Christian Burial St. Francis of Assisi R.C. Church Monday, August 8, 2016 10:00 AM 2 Green Street Mount Kisco, NY 10549 Burial Gate of Heaven Cemetery Monday, August 8, 2016 11:45 AM 10 West Stevens Avenue Hawthorne, NY 10707

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