October 5, 2022

Death Announced of John Nicholas “Jack” Faniola, DDS; Longtime Resident, Community Volunteer of Old Lyme

OLD LYME — John Nicholas “Jack” Faniola, DDS, beloved husband, father, grandfather and friend, of Old Lyme, and Hilton Head, S.C., passed away peacefully Sept. 4, 2022, in Savannah, Ga. …

Jack married his soulmate and best friend, Judy, in 1969, in Old Lyme. They were blessed with nearly 53 years of happiness together, rarely spending any time apart. Beginning in 1970, Jack practiced general dentistry in East Lyme, for over 40 years. He also designed and developed several housing facilities to assist needy and middle-income families, as well as elderly citizens in the area …

Jack … was a founding member of the following entities: … Christ the King Parish Men’s Club and the Old Lyme Laotian Resettlement Committee. Many of these organizations were the result of Jack’s participation in the ecumenical Bible Study, which he hosted weekly at his Old Lyme home. He organized and led his own joyful group of dedicated friends who, along with Jack, served meals faithfully every month for several decades at the Shoreline Soup Kitchen’s Old Lyme location. He and his friends also provided, cooked and served many meals for residents at Rye Field Elderly Housing Complex in Old Lyme.

Jack was a daily communicant at Mass …

Jack coached his children’s sports teams and never missed attending one of their events. As a longtime member of Black Hall Club, Jack found joy teaching his children about the game of golf and its life’s application. Jack and Judy also cherished their years and many friends at White Sands Beach in Old Lyme …

Jack is survived by his loving wife Judy; his son Jay N. Faniola and wife Jennifer, of East Lyme; his daughter Nicole Faniola-Hedden and her husband Jeffrey, of Hilton Head, S.C. …

Donations in Jack’s memory to the Shoreline Soup Kitchens and Pantries, PO BOX 804, Essex, CT 06426 would be greatly appreciated.

Visit this link to view the full obituary published Sept. 11, 2022, by The Day.