Gaetano Faciana

August 20, 1932February 21, 2018
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Gaetano “Tom” Faciana, 85 of Arlington Heights was born August 20, 1932 in Chicago to Michael and Maria (nee DeSimone) Faciana and passed away February 21, 2018. Tom was the beloved husband of Sharon M. Hamick (nee Luczak); loving father of Jolie K. (Vijay) Patel, Michael (Angela) Faciana; dear step-father of Timothy J. (Jenn) Hamick and Jennifer S. (Todd) McCuaig; cherished grandfather of India, Max and Sam Patel, Haley Marbach, Maddie, Jake and Kaden Faciana, Caroline, Jack, Olivia and Hayes Hamick; fond brother of the late Christine (late Larry) Guzzy, late Sara (late Angelo) Iovenelli, and the late Eva (late Ralph) Pipitone. Tom is also survived by nieces and nephews. Tom was a loyal employee of Sears for 40 years and was a graduate of Northern Illinois University. Tom loved jazz, golf, the Cubs and Italian food. Visitation will be Tuesday, February 27, 2018 from 5:00-9:00 PM at Lauterburg & Oehler Funeral Home, 2000 E. Northwest Highway, Arlington Heights. Prayers will be said Wednesday, February 28, 2018 at 9:15 AM at the funeral home and proceed to St. James Church, 831 N. Arlington Heights Road, Arlington Heights, for a funeral mass at 10:00 AM. Interment St. Michael the Archangel Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to St. Vincent DePaul Society at St. James Church or St. Mary’s Services Adoption Agency, 300 E. Northwest Highway, Arlington Heights, IL 60004.


  • Visitation Tuesday, February 27, 2018
  • Funeral Mass Wednesday, February 28, 2018
  • Interment Wednesday, February 28, 2018

Gaetano Faciana

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Annette McCarthy

February 27, 2018

My deepest sympathy to Sharon and the family. Tom was a very dear friend to both my husband and I . There are many great stories to be remembered about all our get-togethers. I will dearly miss him. He was a sweet and caring man. My love to all

Cathy Robertson

February 27, 2018

Sharon, I so remember you and Tom as volunteers at the AH Museum. When I worked there, you two kindly volunteered in so many ways. I am so sorry to hear of his passing. Please know that I am keeping you in my thoughts and prayers.

Fran Degnan

February 26, 2018

One of the good guys! It was good to have known you. RIP & God Bless

February 25, 2018

We were so sorry to learn of Tom's passing. Our deepest sympathy to Tom's family. Al and Donna Nole, Skokie, IL

Marylou Grasso

February 25, 2018

Fondest memories of
many conversations with Tom about our mutual friends from St. Mels and our younger years.
The joy he brought into Sharons life.

Gail Mianulli-Gall

February 25, 2018

My deepest sympathies from myself and my mom Christine Faciana Mianulli . She has many fond memories growing up with Tom. Our thoughts and prayers are with all of you.

Raymond Lavko

February 23, 2018

We will miss Tom very much, my husband Ray and I go back years of being friends. He always smiled and was a perfect gentleman. We loved to go to Maggiano

Terri Ledone

February 23, 2018

Deepest Sympathy to Tom's family. He was a lovely man, and I have many fond memories of him as I grew up. Dad has a host of stories of he and 'Fac' when they were kids. He will be truly missed at the monthly breakfasts with the guys! Rest in Peace Tom.
Terri (Ledone) Vavra