Don N. Faraboni

Don N. Faraboni

October 12, 1934 – March 26, 2022

VISITATION: Friday, April 1st from 5pm to 7pm at the West Center Chapel, followed by VIGIL SERVICE at 7pm.  MASS OF CHRISTIAN BURIAL: Saturday, April 2nd at 10am at St. Joan of Arc Catholic Church, 3122 S. 74th St.  Interment, Calvary Cemetery.  Memorials will be directed by the family.

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Don was predeceased by his mother and father, Della and Nick, and his siblings, John and Louise.  He is survived by his children: Anita Goodnow, Steve, Karen (Pat Stoysich), and Greg; his grandchildren: Sarah (William Riley-Land), Sasha Goodnow, and Ben Stoysich; and great-granddaughter, Della Riley-Land.  All of his nieces, nephews, and cousins were very special to him, as were his friends.  That’s what Don was all about–family and friends.  His wit and endless sense of humor were unrivaled, and he had a good time no matter where he was or who he was with.  He did things his way and didn’t much care for rules or authority.  That led him to become self-employed, first with Hickory Sundries, then the Sportsman Bar and finally D. Faraboni’s Drinks & Eats.  And true to form, he had so much fun at these places with lots of pranks and shenanigans.  He made many lifelong friends along the way and appreciated each and every one of them.  Dad hated being in the spotlight but because we are his children, we’ll have his wake our way.  We’ll miss him very much and gatherings won’t be the same without him.  Please share your stories with us.



  • Debbie Wickham Posted March 29, 2022 8:43 am

    Karen and family, I am so sorry to hear about Don’s passing. My mom would always love talking and visiting with him. They never stopped laughing! I always enjoyed being with him too. May he Rest In Peace and may you find comfort in the many memories you have. ~Debbie (Budesheim) Wickham from NJ.

  • Debbie Gay Posted March 29, 2022 10:18 am

    Going to miss my neighbor!! We’d have some nice conversations and always laughs. RIP friend and cheers!!❤

  • Ron and Lori Bartlett Posted March 29, 2022 6:29 pm

    May Don Rest In Peace and eternal light shine upon him. He was a great guy and will be missed by many. Sincerely, Ron and Lori Bartlett

  • Marilou Mally Posted March 31, 2022 8:42 am

    Don was always so friendly and happy when he visited Jimmy. Their friendship went back to Hickory St., and Jim never forgot his kindness.
    My prayers are with all of his family.

  • Richard & Jeanie Torres Posted March 31, 2022 4:51 pm

    Rest In Peace Uncle Don. We will miss you. We spoke on the phone often and it was always a joy.

  • Paula Vacanti, Kay Vacanti Posted April 1, 2022 5:56 am

    Greg and family, Sorry for your loss of your dad, sending prayers

  • Tim Little, his sisters son Posted April 1, 2022 6:47 am

    He will join his Mother and Father at Calvary Burial Ground. Truly a beautiful resting place .Don never missed a mass on Sunday , and will be rewarded for Life Everlasting .May he rest in Peace. He will be missed

  • Christine Clawson(Komasinski) Posted April 1, 2022 2:26 pm

    Dear Karen and Family. So sorry to hear of the passing of your father and we just want to send our thoughts and prayers with you. and the family.

  • Frank Pietrantoni Posted May 4, 2022 11:28 am

    I just found out about Don passing, and am so very sorry for the family’s loss. I always enjoyed seeing Don… from the early days at E.A. Pedersen Company to the days of his bars and Sundries. Don was such a great guy, and his witty spirit will certainly live on! Thoughts and prayers go to Don’s family. Please be well.

  • Barb (Bruber) Bruce Posted June 2, 2022 10:06 am

    Spent a couple summers hanging out with Don at Hickory Sundries. My friends were there when they got held up at gunpoint actually!! (I had just left the store. )Luckily no one was hurt. ❤️ He also is the one who taught me to parallel park and took me for my driver’s license test in his car i believe? 🥰 Haven’t seen him in probably 30 years, but he did leave a big impact on my young life. So sorry for your loss. He will be missed for sure by many.

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