Robert D. Faustini

Feb 15, 2021
Robert Faustini

St. George — Robert Daniel Faustini, 86, husband of Beverly Falla Faustini, died Monday, Feb. 8, 2021, at the Sussman House in Rockport following a period of declining health.

Born in December 1934, in a log cabin in Milford, N.H., he was the son of John and Josephine Paradis Faustini. In 1947, Bob moved to Maine with his parents. He was a well-known, well liked and respected resident of St. George.

Along with his family, Bob’s greatest source of pride was working to establish a union at Marine Colloids, where he worked 28 years. He remained a union contract negotiator until 1985.

Bob was an avid sportsman and hunter until recent years. He hunted in the fall, fished in the spring and golfed in the summer. For decades, he cherished deer hunting at his camp in Cutler with friends and family. Part of that tradition were the memorable spaghetti suppers Bob cooked and hosted for men as they left on their annual expedition.

Since the mid-70s, Bob and Bev drove their antique Chevrolet in almost every local parade.

Long active in St. George Town Government, for many years Bob was a member and chairman of the Board of Appeals.

Following his retirement from Marine Colloids, Bob worked several years as a meat cutter at Halls Market in Tenants Harbor, and as a caretaker for area cottages. Skilled in the art of cemetery monument care and restoration, Bob assisted countless people in that endeavor and was always willing to share his knowledge with anyone who asked.

He was a long-time member of the St. George Lodge #132 Independent Order of Odd Fellows, where he served many years as Secretary. He recruited many new members and organized fund raisers and scholarship drives.

In association with the annual St. George Days, Bob started the “Old Timers League” and played on the Torpedo’s baseball team.

Besides his wife of 65 years, Beverly, Bob is survived by his son Robert J. Faustini of St. George; daughter Rachael Davis and her husband, Harvey, of Rockland; grandchildren Nicholas Faustini and his wife, Shelby Chadwick, Lindsay LaBree and her husband, Jeremiah; two great-grandchildren Ava and Matthew LaBree and sister-in-law Arlene Auld of Mass.

Other than his parents, Bob was predeceased by a sister Joanne Nance and brother John P. Faustini.

Friends and relatives are invited to greet the Faustini family during a walk-through visitation from 5 to 7 p.m., Tuesday, Feb. 23, at Burpee, Carpenter, Hutchins, 110 Limerock St., Rockland.

Due to present restrictions, all guests are asked to wear a mask, and adhere to distancing mandates. A graveside service will be announced in spring. To share a memory or story with Bob’s family, visit their online Book of Memories at bchfh.com.

In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to the St. George Lodge #132, I.O.O.F., P.O. Box 315, Tenants Harbor ME 04860.

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