Epping, NH — Anthony J. Facella, 51, of Epping, died Friday, July 12, 2013, in Portsmouth from injuries sustained in a motorcycle accident.
Anthony was born in Lawrence, Mass., on April 6, 1962, and was the son of the late John J. and Claire R. (Constantineau) Facella.
He was raised in Lawrence and was a graduate of Greater Lawrence Regional Vocational Technical High School, Class of 1980. After graduation and a short machinist stint at Gould Inc., Anthony was employed by Berkshire Industries of Newburyport, Mass., as a machinist, tool and die maker, and manager of production, before moving on in the same capacity to Nevlin Inc. in Wakefield, Mass. He then took a 10-year break from the industry, owning and operating Quality Improvements and Maintenance as a general contractor. For the last three years, he had been employed by the Portsmouth Naval Shipyard as a mechanical engineer.
Above all else, Anthony was a loving and caring husband, father, son, brother, and friend. He always put others first and was a very giving, thoughtful and hard-working man. Family, friends and co-workers alike, regarded him as one of the very best of men — kind, compassionate, and gentle to all. He will be dearly missed.
He is survived by his wife, Lynn (Byczkoski) Facella, of Epping; his sons, John Facella of Portsmouth and Anthony Facella of Newmarket; his sisters, Nadine Facella-Piazza and her husband, Christopher Piazza of Pelham, Mary Lou Arcidi and her husband, Alfred, of Rye Beach, Carolann Facella of Hampton, and Catherine Facella of Bradford, Mass.; as well as many nieces, nephews, cousins and friends.
ARRANGEMENTS: Visiting hours will be from 4 to 8 p.m., on Tuesday, July 16, in the Remick & Gendron Funeral Home-Crematory, 811 Lafayette Rd., Hampton. A Mass of Christian burial will be celebrated at 10 a.m., on Wednesday, July 17, at Saint Theresa Church, 815 Central Rd., Rye Beach. Burial is scheduled for 1:30 p.m., on Wednesday, after Mass in the Immaculate Conception Cemetery, 29 Barker St., Lawrence. Relatives and friends are respectfully invited. In lieu of flowers, donations may be mailed to Susan G. Komen for the Cure, Attn: Donor Services, P.O. Box 650309, Dallas, TX 75265-0309, or online at ww5.komen.org/Donate/Donate.html. To view Anthony’s memorial website, sign the tribute wall, or for directions, please visit www.RemickGendron.com.