Eileen Marie Facciola

April 2, 1944 - February 18, 2012
Eileen Marie Facciola

Gifts & Memorial Donations

Eileen Facciola died on Saturday, February 18th, 2012, she died as she lived with courage, grace and dignity. She was surrounded by her loving family. Born and raised in New York City, the daughter of the late Thomas R. Lawless and Marie McShane Lawless. She is survived by her daughters, Dina Marie Facciola and her husband Anthony F. Aluotto, and Kathleen (Katie) Patricia Facciola. Eileen is also survived by her sister Kathleen L. Byrne and her husband John Byrne of Hendersonville. Her twin sister Patricia DeFilippis, wife of the late John DeFilippis, who loved and cared for her during her illness. She is also survived by her aunt, Mrs. Helen McShane of Mesa, AZ, her sister-in-law Rosalie Facciola and her nieces and nephews Jude and Thomas Facciola, Theresa Riccio, Gail Mercuri all of Staten Island, NY, Sean Byrne of Charlotte, NC Vincent DeFilippis of Toms River, NJ and Nora Bryne of Bayville, NJ.

When Eileen was in her teens the family moved to Staten Island, NY where she graduated from New Dorp High School and spent many years working in Manhattan. She spent 20 years in San Diego, CA. She then moved back to the east coast to be closer to her family.

Eileen was Republican precinct chair for Brickton, a member of the Henderson County Republican Women’s Club, the Action Club, the Hendersonville Tea Party, Blue Ridge Tea Party, and The Asheville Tea Party. She also volunteered at Park Ridge Hospital before her illness. Eileen was a Patriot and a true American, who spent her time and money supporting her many causes.

This year Eileen will be the recipient of the annual Activist Award at the Hold Their Feet to the Fire Rally in Washington, D.C. sponsored by FAIR (Federation for American Immigration Reform). Subsequently this honor will be named The Eileen Facciola Activist Award.

She was a loving mother, sister and dear friend to many.

In lieu of flowers donations can be made to the 9/11 Memorial Fund, One Liberty Plaza, 20th Floor, New York, NY 10006.

Services will be private.

Purchase Flowers

Subscribe to this Obituary

This field is for validation purposes and should be left unchanged.

Tribute Wall

Please feel free to sign the guestbook or share a memory

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

  • March 05, 2012
    Maria Gordon and family. says:
    Pat and family. I am so sorry for your loss. I am glad I got to see you both when you were last in New Jersey.

  • February 24, 2012
    Cortney Bradley says:
    The world is a little less brighter without her laughter, smile and loving heart. Her legacy will live on through Dina, Katie and Pat and I'm eternally grateful to you all for sharing her with us. I know she's smiling down from above with as much love as ever. Continued prayers to her wonderful family.

  • February 25, 2012
    Sean Aiden Byrne says:
    I miss you Aunt Eileen

  • February 25, 2012
    Marge Adelsberger says:
    Pat: My heart goes out to you. I know how much you love your sister. Although it's hard for us who are left behind, she is enjoying the beauty and peace of Heaven with God and for that we have to be grateful. I read a poem some time ago that we all are on loan from God. It's so true and we can only be thankful for the time that we shared together. You and Eileen are in my prayers. Love, Marge Adelsberger

  • February 25, 2012
    Katie Facciola (little Pumpkin/Princess) says:
    I can't believe its been a week, Mom. I miss you more than anything. I found pictures from our random trip to Memphis to see Elvis the other day and it made me smile. Not a day will go by in my life that I won't thank you for what you have given me. I thank you for being with me through all the rough times and smiling and laughing through the good stuff. I hope to make you proud of me. Who's the best Momma in the whole wide world?!