Louis Peter Faverio, III
December 15, 1927 – August 17, 2014
Louis Peter Faverio, III, age 86, of New Castle, DE, passed away peacefully while surrounded by family on Sunday, August 17, 2014.
Pete was born in Chester, PA on December 15, 1927 and was a son of the late Louis Peter, II and Mary Faverio. Pete was lovingly raised along with his brothers, Dan and Bob and sister, Doris. After serving as a paratrooper in the US Army Air Borne Division, he returned home to pursue his passion of baseball. In 1948, Pete was signed to a contract with the Brooklyn Dodgers AAA farm team where he was known as “Pistol Pete” and also played for a time in Japan while he was serving in the Army. He married the love of his life, Dolores Marie Platt on October 1, 1949. Following his baseball career, Pete accepted a position with the DuPont Company in 1956 where he perfected his craft as a sheet metal worker. He spent 29 years working for the company, retiring in 1985. Pete also worked at the Allied Steel Company.
He enjoyed his beach home of more than 45 years and the many friends he made there. Pete also enjoyed fishing and crabbing and could be found relaxing in the sun at the beach or in his own backyard. He loved the game of baseball, whether coaching his own sons in little league or watching his grandson, Peter and great-grandsons, Ethan and Jordan play the game. He was always a proud father, grandfather and great grandfather. Pete liked playing horseshoes at family picnics, going to McDonald’s in the morning and shooting the bull with Tony, Steve and Rosemary. He enjoyed his afternoons at 4 pm with Mayor Jack, John B. and Dave and having a DU DA. Pete enjoyed life wherever he was and in the company of whomever he was with. He will be loved and missed by all and we can only hope to be a little bit like him.
In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his brother, Dan. Pete’s life achievement he was most proud of was his marriage of nearly 65 years to his beloved wife, Dolores M. Faverio and the 3 children they raised, Lorraine Lynn Grifantini (Frank) of Newark, DE, Wayne T. Faverio (Bonnie) of Bear, DE and Louis P. Faverio, IV (Sharon) of Bear, DE. He is also survived by his brother, Robert Faverio of Aston, PA; sister, Doris Stahl (Ted) of Brookhaven, PA; 3 granddaughters, Victoria (Ryan), Lauren (Dave) and Maria; grandson, Louis Peter Faverio, V (new bride, Katie); and 3 great grandsons, Ethan, Austin and Jordan.
A visitation for family and friends will be held from 9 am until 11 am on Tuesday morning, August 26, 2014 at the Spicer-Mullikin Funeral Home, 1000 N. DuPont Parkway, New Castle, DE. A funeral service will follow at 11:30 am at the Church of the Nativity, 206 Sykes Road, Manor Park, New Castle, DE 19720. Interment will be held privately in the Chester Rural Cemetery, Chester, PA.
In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions in Pete’s name may be made to the Church of the Nativity Building Fund at the address listed above.