Mary Florence McQueen FAILLE
Mary Faille passed away on Monday, January 28, 2013. She was at home with her family around her. Mary was born on August 20, 1934 in Billings, Montana to Florence (Shields) McQueen and Eugene McQueen. She lived in various places in Montana and Wyoming before the family settled in Seattle, where Mary attended grade school at St. Edward's School. After graduation, she continued her Catholic education at Holy Names Academy. Mary met her future husband, Larry Faille, at the Columbia City Library. The two married and raised four children in South Seattle. It was at that time that Mary developed her lifelong love of sewing.
When Mary and Larry retired from Boeing, they built the Gamble Bay waterfront home she was living in when she passed. Their retirement years were filled with friends, family (six grandchildren), and lots of travel. During retirement, Mary continued to dabble in sewing and became an avid quilter. With quilting as her new passion, Mary spent hours creating countless quilts, most of which she gave away to family, friends, and people who touched her life. Some quilts were donated to special causes like fundraisers at Bishop Blanchet High School, Holy Names Academy, and O'Dea High School, hospital-bound babies, and soldiers serving overseas. Mary's work earned her several blue ribbons in quilting competitions. Her colleagues in the Crazy Quilters and the Kitsap Quilters sewing groups were some of her best friends for all the years she lived in Kingston.
Mary is survived by her children Kathy Pryor, Toni Gore and Jim (Denise) Faille; her grandchildren Jennifer (Carlo) Marquez, Lauren Gore, Danielle Faille, Brian Faille, Anne Pryor, Jack Pryor; and her beloved great granddaughter Sadie. She is also survived by her sister Barbara Cummins and sisters-in-law Margo (Larry) Elton and Renee Faille, as well as her niece and nephews and great nephew. Mary was preceded in death by Larry Faille, her husband of sixty years and Denise Faille, her daughter.
Recitation of the Rosary will be at 12:30PM on Wednesday, February 6, 2013 at noon in St. Cecilia's Catholic Church, 1310 Madison Avenue North, Bainbridge Island, WA 98110. Mary's funeral Mass of Christian Burial will immediately follow at 1:00PM. Interment will be at a later date at Greenwood Memorial Park in Renton, WA.
The family requests that any funeral attendees who have received a quilt from Mary bring the quilt to the service. Quilts will be hung from the pews in honor and celebration of Mary. In lieu of flowers please donate to Kitsap County Hospice or Catholic Community Services.