Harold Thomas Faucett
It is with great sorrow that I report the death of Harold Thomas Faucett of Fayetteville, New York. He was better known in my family as Uncle Hal. It is said that he suffered a sudden heart attack this afternoon. His son, Cousin Thomas Darrell Faucett called my father in Coral Gables a few hours ago.
Harold Thomas Faucett was born at Bath, New York on November 19, 1917. He was the son of Thomas Lincoln Faucett (23Jan1861-12Jan1944) and Katherine A. OBrien (13Apr1883-4May1965). He married the former Margery Louise Shoultes (9Mar1922- ) of Owego, New York. Margery is the daughter of Jay E. Shoultes (22Jul1899-30Oct1975) and Martha Jane Brougham (20Feb1901-22Jan1988). They were married at Owego, New York on September 12, 1942.
Uncle Hal was a veteran of World War II and a retired employee of Agway. I remember that they lived in Owego, Albany, and Trumansburg, New York when I was a child. They later made their residence in Fayetteville, New York which is located near Syracuse.
Uncle Hal is a major part of my childhood memories. He usually spoke softly and had a deep resounding voice. There were three children born to them: Thomas Darrell (3Mar1944- ), Laurel Jeanine (19Mar1947- ) and Diane Elaine (15May1954- ). I have great memories of family gatherings and picnics when I was a child. Cousins Tom, Laurie, and Diane were regular playmates until my family moved to Charleston, South Carolina in 1959.
I was able to relive one of those picnics during our family vacation in 2001. The New York family organized a special gathering at Tremain State Park (we used to call it Enfield Glen) and it was a great chance to see family members I hadnt seen in a long time. My last visit with Uncle Hal was during my trip to the Berne Heritage Festival in August of 2002.
The Faucett Family at Enfield Glen in 2001
Pictured are: Laurie, Uncle Hal, Diane, Aunt Marge, and Tom
I was a lunch guest of Aunt Marge and Uncle Hal
At the time of this writing, I dont know about the funeral arrangements. Family members may reach the Faucett family at 217 Dawley Road in Fayetteville, New York 13066.
Uncle Hal had a full and productive life for 85 years. He will be greatly missed by the family but we are all better off that he came along. He will be a part of my family memories for the rest of my life. May God bless and comfort his family in this great time of need.
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