Arnold J. Facenda, 70, of Orange passed away peacefully on December 2, 2013, with his family by his side.
He was the beloved husband of Mary Ann Ferris Facenda. Proud and loving father of John (Melissa) Facenda and Darcy (Steven) DeMaio. Grandfather of Leah and Lauren Facenda, Lily, Julia and Matthew DeMaio whom he loved and cherished with all his heart. Brother of Dennis (Lynn) Facenda and the late Giselda (the late John) Gill.
He also leaves behind many relatives and lifelong friends. Son of the late Arnaldo and Julia Olivieri Facenda, Arnie was a firefighter for the West Shore Fire Department.
He was a U. S. Navy veteran and served in Vietnam aboard the USS Kitty Hawk.
Arnie enjoyed being a member of the Marchegian Society and its’ Sportsmen’s Club. He was a talented builder and skilled craftsman.
Arnie enjoyed listening to country music, riding his tractor, taking Bingo to the dog park and spending time with his grandchildren.
The family wishes to thank Dr. Harold Tara and his staff at Smilow and the entire staff on Verde 4-West for their exceptional compassion and care.
The hours for visitation will take place Thursday from 4 to 8pm at the West Haven Funeral Home at the Green.
His funeral procession will leave the funeral home Friday morning at 10:30.
A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated in Our Lady of Victory Church at 11:00. Entombment, with military honors, will follow in Mt. St. Peter’s Cemetery, Derby.