Nancy J. Faughnan

nancy faughnan

October 27, 1932 ~ November 18, 2023

Born in: New Haven, CT
Resided in: Hamden, CT

With family, friends, and her beloved dog Jake by her side, Nancy J. Faughnan passed away peacefully at home on Saturday, November 18, 2023.

Nancy was born in New Haven on October 27, 1932 to the late Hugh H. and Margaret Stanford Faughnan. Nancy was predeceased by her sisters, Helen Kiley and Marianne Roach, and nephew Bruce Kiley.

Nancy was a graduate of Albertus Magnus College and immediately went to work for SNET, where she spent her career before retiring. She couldn’t stay retired long, so she would volunteer to give tours of the historic Grove Street Cemetery, giving visitors facts about the notable gravesites. She loved to take day trips throughout New England, and having lunch with her many friends. She was also a big contributor to many foundations, including St. Jude Children’s Hospital and the ASPCA animal rescue.

Nancy is survived by her nephews, Richard (Elizabeth) Messier, Richard (Linda) Kiley, and Mark (Marsha) Kiley, and her great-nieces and nephews, Ryan Kiley, Maggie Kiley O’Sullivan, Nicholas and Alicia Kiley, and MacHugh Messier, as well as her great-great nephew Patrick O’Sullivan, and great-great niece Norah O’Sullivan.

Nancy’s family would like to thank all of her friends and neighbors who would always check in on her and tend to whatever she needed. She was truly blessed to have her circle of friends, some who were like family to her.

Friends are invited to visit with Nancy’s family from 4:00 to 7:00 p.m. Thursday, November 30th at BEECHER & BENNETT, 2300 Whitney Avenue, Hamden. A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at 11:00 a.m. on Friday in St. Paul VI Parish-St. Rita Church, 1620 Whitney Avenue, Hamden. Burial will follow in St. Mary’s Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to St. Jude Children’s Hospital at, or the ASPCA animal rescue at


Visitation: November 30, 2023 4:00 pm - 7:00 pm

Beecher & Bennett Funeral Service - Hamden
2300 Whitney Avenue
Hamden, CT 06518


Mass of Christian Burial: December 1, 2023 11:00 am

St. Rita Church
1620 Whitney Avenue
Hamden, CT 06517


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