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Louis Peter Faverio, III  

Louis Peter Faverio, III
“Pete”

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.

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  1. John and Debbie Platt, August 19, 2014

    Pete was the BEST brother-in-law you could ask for. He will be greatly missed!!!!!!

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  2. Clint Yingling, August 20, 2014

    Pete I am so very sorry for the loss of your father.
    He was a good man and always had something funny to say to make me laugh.
    He will be missed.
    God bless sir.
    Clint

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  3. Pete Faverio Grandson, August 20, 2014

    Love you poppop!!!!!! Miss you so much bub. I know your watching over us now and giving god a hard time up there lol.

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  4. Martha Patridge, August 20, 2014

    I will surely miss my sweetheart Pete at church on Sundays. He always had a smile and some comment for me every time I saw him.

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  5. Maria Faverio, August 20, 2014

    Miss you poppop don’t be too hard on everyone up there you were one of the strongest people I know

    Love your #2 granddaughter and nurse

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  6. John & Debbie Carey, August 21, 2014

    Dear Pete, Sharon and Family,

    We are sorry to hear about the loss of your loved one. It’s the little things, the small, everyday occurrences that you’ll remember. The laughs, the stories, the smiles. And even though it seems like you can never recover your loss, it is these very memories that will help push the pain away and bring back the smiles.

    Thinking of you and your family during this difficult time.

    John, Debbie, Kyle, and Kevin Carey

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  7. Mike Moye, August 21, 2014

    So sorry to hear about the loss of ‘Uncle Pete’, he will be greatly missed. He always had something funny to say and was always the life of the party.

    Sincerely,
    Mike, Krissy, Ryan & Nick Moye

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  8. Jim & Debbie Balbach, August 21, 2014

    We are so sorry for your loss. Our prayers are with you all.

    Jim & Debbie Balbach

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  9. Janette Redrow, August 21, 2014

    Thinking of you all. Prayers and Hugs around you. Love, Janette Redrow

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  10. Don and Nancy Aukamp, August 21, 2014

    We are thinking about your whole family. We know it will be difficult for you but you have lots of great memories you can look back on. Dave told us about Pete’s condition and we’ve been pulling for him since we heard. We are neighbors but too many houses in between to be close but not that far away to not remember waves from Pete as we drove by over the past 58 years.
    Blessings to you all from our family to yours.
    Fondly, Don and Nancy Aukamp

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  11. Lauren Faverio, August 24, 2014

    I miss you already PopPop. I know you were with us tonight as we had out first family gathering without you 🙁 it was weird but we have peace in knowing that you’re no longer in pain or suffering. Thank you for letting me and my precious cousin maria take care of you in your last stage of life. You trusted us enough to not turn away from us. We gathered lots of strength from the family YOU STARTED and that’s what kept us going and got us through. It was the hardest I’ve done in my life yet! I’ll never forget it as long as I live and I couldn’t of done it all without the love of my family. Thank you for saving everything I’ve ever made you and thank you for loving me and my boys so much, even though you would respond with “ahhhhh I love ya too honey…I guess” lol… That later changed to “I love you” 2 days before you took your last breath. I’ll always remember that. Your tears saying goodbye 1 min before your last breath, cause you could no longer speak, was confirmation that you were there listening to all of us and we can take that moment with us forever. Thank you and I love you so much and will miss you. Love your #1 granddaughter and Nurse.

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  12. Your daughter, Lorraine Lynn Grifantini, August 25, 2014

    Oh Dad, you have been my strength all my years…..your wise, outspoken words when I needed advise was always on the mark……you were my ROCK……remembering you calling me “our one and only daughter” many times…..i will never forget. This is hard Dad, i think the hardest thing i’ve had to face in my life…..the absence of You in my life now……but, your with the Angels Dad in the heavens above. My tears come and go..but you will always be in my heart. RIP ….. I LOVE YOU ! Your one and only daughter, Lorraine Lynn ……

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  13. betty van hekle, August 25, 2014

    pete … i will surely miss you … my phillies baseball telephone caller… from your girlfriend… i love you and will miss you dearly……

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  14. Mary Groat, August 26, 2014

    Pete,
    My heartfelt sympathies go out to you and your family. I didn’t know your dad that well but he was always welcoming, friendly and amusing.
    Now he’ll be entertaining a new audience.
    He will be missed.
    Sincerely,
    Mary

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  15. Laurie Hess, August 26, 2014

    Very sorry to hear of your father’s passing. I would see him often by Capriotti’s. Always a smile on his face and a good conversation. He will surely be missed. Best to you and your family.

    Mark & Laurie (Davidson) Hess

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