Robert J. Faunce Sr., 64, died Tuesday, May 13, at his home in Franklin, N.H., after a long period of failing health. He is survived by his wife and love of his life, Dusty (Balestrieri) Faunce. Born in Brockton, he was raised and educated in Stoughton and was a graduate of Stoughton schools. He was also a graduate of Cape Cod Community College, University of New Hampshire and earned his masters degree from Lesley College. Mr. Faunce was a resident of New Hampshire for over 30 years. He worked for New England Telephone and Verizon for many years in Brockton, Cataumet, Burlington and Manchester, N,H. He retired several years ago. Mr. Faunce was an active member of the Stoughton community for several years. He was a former member of the Stoughton Little Theater and the Stoughton Auxiliary Police. A trivia buff, in his free time he enjoyed traveling, using his computer, watching old movies, classic TV shows and westerns, listening to 60s music and comedians and spending time with his family and dogs. He was the Faunce family historian. In addition to his wife, he is survived by his three sons, Robert J. Faunce Jr. and his husband Roy Diaz of N.Y., Frank E. Faunce III of Ill., and Thomas J. Faunce and his wife Faith of N.H. He was the son of Anne (DAmadio) Faunce of Stoughton and the late Frank E. Faunce. He was the stepfather of Heather Devlin of Mass., Jen Dodge of N.H., and Tony Philipp of N.Y.; and the brother of Barbara A. Marley of Stoughton. He was the cousin of Steven and Donna Goodman and family; and is also survived by several grandchildren and cousins. Funeral prayers were held in the Farley Funeral Home, 358 Park St. (Rte. 27), Stoughton, Sunday, May 18, at 4:30 p.m. Visiting hours were held prior to the prayers from 2-4:30 p.m. Donations in his memory may be made to the Franklin VNA and Hospice, 75 Chestnut St., Franklin, NH 03235, or to the Joslin Diabetes Clinic, 1 Joslin Way, Boston, MA 02115. Directions and obituary at www.farleyfh.com. Farley Funeral Home 781-344-2676
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Farley Funeral Home - STOUGHTON
358 Park St.
Stoughton, MA 02072
Published in The Stoughton Journal from May 17 to May 24, 2014