Sandra Jean Faccone

Oct 26, 1935 – Feb 27, 2018

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Sandy Faccone, 82, died peacefully surrounded by her loving family on the morning of February 27, 2018, after a very tough battle with breast cancer.  Sandy was born October 26, 1935 in Seattle, WA, the daughter of Ralph and Helen Faylor. 

Sandy graduated from Franklin High School, and met the love of her life Joe Faccone at the Rollerland Roller Skating Rink, where he placed his skating pin on her and their lifelong love affair together would begin.

 Sandy and Joe were married on July 30, 1955.  They were married for 62 years.  A true love story it is. 

She lived for her big Italian family and all her friends whom she loved dearly.  Sandy was a quiet, strong Matriarch leader, counselor and our everything to the Faccone family. 

The family has a long tradition of birthday celebrations, holiday dinners and pasta every Thursday and Sunday.  She always loved a full house and phone calls daily from her children and close friends.  Family was number one for her and she was very proud of her kids and grandchildren

 Sandy was known for her Italian cooking from making her famous red sauce, raviolis, cavatelli, meatballs, calamari, braciole, fringe, pizzelles….just to name a few.  It was her job to turn the final crank on the annual wine grape crushing.

 In her day Sandy was very active in attending hundreds of soccer games, tournament and sporting events across the country over the last 50 years.  She was a quiet, yet fierce competitor who excelled at bowling and won many league and tournament championships at the Olympic and Highline Bowling in Burien.

 Sandy was a member of many clubs and associations..Sons of Italy, Seattle Italian Club and The Molting Eagles.  She enjoyed the Italian picnic, lodge meetings and Bingo at the Muckleshoots. 

Sandy prided herself with having an incredible memory for birth dates, phone numbers and addresses of all of our family and friends. 

Sandy is survived by her husband Joe Faccone; children Joleen, Mike, Jim, John, Jennifer and Jeana; sister, Barbara, daughters-in-laws; Kim and Becky; Sons-in-laws; Joey and Tyler, many nieces and nephews and her 18 grandchildren Derrick, Molly, Jenae, Jenna, Jake, Isabella, Emma, Luke, Alec, Austin, Aaron, Adam, Dominic, Stella, Mia, Mitchell, Dylan and Gianna.  Also a large number of relatives and very close friends.  

A memorial service will be held at St. Bernadette’s Catholic Church, Tuesday, March 13, 2018 at 10:30 AM with a reception to follow.  

There will be a private graveside service for the immediate family members at Calvary Cemetery, Seattle. 

In lieu of flowers, memorials donations can be sent in her name to the American Breast Cancer Foundation.  

The family asks that you spend time with your mother and loved ones and make a toast in Sandy’s honor to family and friendships in this life and heaven.


Tony Carosino
Cle Elum , Wa
Apr 11, 2018

Joe and family. Im so sorry to here of Sandy passing. She will be greatly missed. Many good memories of our time together at our Renton SOI meetings , dinners and picnics.My prayers are with you.

Catherine Winkle
Playa del Carmen, MX
Mar 15, 2018

What a blessing Sandy was to me and my children! I feel honored to have learned so many things from this sweet woman who embraced me as a daughter in law, taught me Italian cooking and privately consoled me on the phone for 30 years. Extending my most heartfelt condolences to the Faccone family. May she rest in peace, light and love. Cathe.

Reiko M. Frank
Renton, WA
Mar 13, 2018

Jen, Joey & the Faccone Family,

So sorry to hear of your mom’s passing, Jen. I never met your mom but I have a feeling there is a lot of her in you by reading her obit, and by the way you played in the many battles we had in high school playing soccer against each other.

Prayers & thoughts to you & your whole family. Sandra sounds like she was a wonderful lady, mother & wife. She will be missed. Much love.

John Wetzel
Tacoma, WA
Mar 11, 2018

The word “matriarch” is used in Sandy’s obituary, of course it is spot on. The Faccone family will continue to thrive for many years to come with the foundation built by Joe and Sandy. I know no other family that is as close and supportive of each other….and I attribute that to Sandy’s caring, supportive and strong personality. She was a positive influence to many children besides her own….including myself.

“Riposare in pace.”

John Wetzel & Family

Howard McCormick
Mountlake Terrace, WA
Mar 9, 2018

Sorry to hear about your mom, she will be truly missed and was a great lady

Jan McCormick
Renton, WA
Mar 9, 2018

Wonderful Memories: Joe & Bud were friends in grade school and then on to Cleveland High. I had the privilege to meet Joe and Sandy and my beloved Bud the first time (1953) at Rollerland Skating Rink. We spent may years double dating. Joe, Sandy, Don and Eddie were in our wedding in 1956. We have been the best of friends for 65 years. I will forever cherish those memories. Your mom had such a wonderful sense of humor and we had many laughs over the years. I will miss her dearly. My thoughts and prayers are with all of you at this very difficult time.

Love & Hugs, Jan

Virginia Moody
Burien , Wa
Mar 9, 2018

Condolences to all the family.

Bonnie Reinhardsen
Bellevue , Wa
Mar 9, 2018

Dear Joleen, DJ and Molly. I know how much you loved your mom and grandma and always remember she will live through you and your future children.

I’m glad she got to meet Lauren and see the llove that she will bring to your family.

Thinking of you.

Love Bonnie and Jim

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