Mary E. Faulkner

The beloved Mary E. Faulkner, affectionately known as Sis, was born on December 2nd, 1947 to the late James and Louise Faulkner in West Virginia.  She had three sisters and eight brothers.  Mary’s parents left this earth at an early age leaving her to become the caregiver of her surviving brothers and sisters. As a young woman growing up she embraced the role of the parent and assuming the responsibilities without any thought.    Mary attended Excelsior High School in West Virginia, while still caring for her family.  In 1965, she moved to Alexandria where she attended NOVA College to start studying for her Nursing career.  In 1976 she moved to New York and joined her best friends Leatha Gilbert and Linda Correa.  They were like the three musketeers but more so like sisters.    While in New York, Mary pursued her career as a Registered Nurse.  She earned various degrees and certificates with a focus on Geriatric Care.  She was very passionate about caring for the elderly and advanced her way to become the Assistant Director of Queens Nassau Nursing Home.  In 1984, Mary unfortunately lost her son Tommy.  This traumatic event, crippled Mary but it also made her an even stronger woman and strengthened her faith in the Lord and family.  She had such a generous spirit that when she relocated to her new home in Freeport, she opened up her house to two foster children.  Upon learning they had additional siblings, Mary ended up fostering all six siblings.  There was nothing Mary wouldn’t do for her family and friends.  If she was down to her last dime or teaspoon of sugar, she would easily give it away.  When Mary retired, she dedicated her life to helping raise her grandchildren.  She was the pillar of her family, making sure to keep everyone together.    Mary fell ill in August 2015, however she put up a very strong fight.  She was never one to back down to anyone or anything.  She was at home during her final months surrounded by her loved ones.  People came from far and near to see her, sharing jokes and memories to brighten her spirit.    Mary leaves behind two daughters, Pamela & Bridget Faulkner (John). Six grandchildren, Edward (29), Abelto “AJ” (15), Justin (14), Abel (13), Azel (8), and Ashad (7). Five brothers, Sam Pannell, David Pannell, Bobby Pannell, Douglas Faulkner, Richard Faulkner (Stephanie), and three sisters Essie Sparrow-Logan (Richard), Karen Faulkner-Campbell, and Betty Faulkner.  She also leaves behind to mourn a host of nieces, nephews, and other family and friends.   

Reposing at the Fullerton Funeral Home, Inc., 769 Merrick Road, Baldwin, New York on Thursday, January 21, 2016 from 6-9 p.m. Religious Service on Friday, January 22, 2016, 11:00 a.m. at the Funeral Home. Interment to follow at Greenfield Cemetery in Uniondale, New York. fullertonfhny.com


Thoughts & Prayers

Posted by Rosa Monroe on
REMEMBERING

THE BEAUTY OF A MEMORY
IS THAT IT’S ALWAYS THERE.
LIKE A PENNY IN YOUR POCKET,
YOU CAN TAKE IT ANYWHERE.
AND WHEN YOUR HEART IS HEAVY
AND YOUR EYES ARE FILLED WITH TEARS,
YOU CAN FOCUS ON A MEMORY
AND TRAVEL THROUGH THE YEARS
YOUR HEART CAN VISIT HAPPY TIMES
WHEN LAUGHTER FILLED THE AIR.
AND THE PRESENCE OF YOUR LOVED ONE
WILL LESSEN YOUR DESPAIR.
SO, AS YOU TRAVEL ON IN LIFE,
TAKE COMFORT AS YOU GO.
IN A LIFETIME OF “SWEET MEMORIES”,
OF ONE WHO LOVED YOU SO!
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