John Patrick Faughnan

August 26, 1963September 6, 2013
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Faughnan, John Patrick, of Deerfield Beach, FL. (age 50). He was dearly loved by his girlfriend Rhonda Brawley (his baby); his son Joseph Antonak; and his family Barbara Faughnan (mother), Thomas Faughnan (father, deceased), and sisters Maura Allen (Richard), Trish Parmenter (Don), and Cecilia Nevitt (Don), and Amy Nevitt (his beloved Niece). His childhood was spent in New York, Argentina and Brazil and he attended the School of Mary Immaculate (in Sao Paulo, Brazil), West Bloomfield High School (in Michigan), and Michigan State University. John leaves behind friends and colleagues who admired and respected him for his language fluencies, his good-humored personality and his dedication to others. He was generous, intelligent, sweet and very loving, and he will be sorely missed by all. A visitation will be held from 5 to 8 pm on Tuesday, September 10, 2013 at Babione Funeral Home (East Chapel). A Mass of Christian Burial will be held at 9:30 am, Wednesday, September 11th, 2013, at St. Ambrose Catholic Church in Deerfield Beach, FL, followed by interment at Boca Raton Cemetery. Arrangements entrusted to Babione Funeral Home, 1100 North Federal Hwy., Boca Raton, 561-395-8787.


  • Visitation Tuesday, September 10, 2013
  • Mass of Christian Burial Wednesday, September 11, 2013

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Al Pacitti

October 3, 2014

John was my neighbor 13 years ago. He was always a lot of fun. I am sorry to hear of his passing. Al Pacitti, Coconut Creek, Florida

Katie Berliner

September 16, 2013

My dearest cousins, I am so sorry for your loss and it is a loss to us all. Johnny was a kind, gentle soul. My love goes out to all of you. Much love,
Katie Berliner

September 11, 2013

I'll never forget my dear friend John. 1st time we met in Brazil we were in 6th grade. He showed me the ropes ( well really all the curse words in Portuguese ). Then back here in Michigan, same thing. He and Billy Garcia were so happy to have me with them.. We did everything together. This guy was more than a friend he was a brother, as the Faughnan's are my extended family. We love you all, and hope that you can find some comfort knowing that John was loved as are you.
Please know that my thoughts and prayers are with you. John will be remembered often, sometimes with a laugh of the good times and sometimes with a tear.. It is very hard to lose a friend, and a brother. I'll miss John, my brother James and of course TJ My Man.. We all know that they are looking over us and taking care of us, and of course having one for us.

Bob & Margaret Colescott

September 10, 2013

May the love of friends and family carry you through your grief.

Marge Dennis

September 10, 2013

My heart goes out to the members of the Faughnan family. I treasure all the happy memories shared with them.
God bless you John.


September 10, 2013

With deepest sympathy to the family during your time of grief...God is for you a refuge and strength, A help that is there to be found during difficult times...May God provide you with peace and comfort to endure the days ahead.

September 10, 2013

Sending Love and prayers out to the Faughnan family and my dear friend Rhonda at this time you will be so missed...

Liz Carthy Weyhknecht
Deerfield Beach Fl

Cecilia Nevitt

September 10, 2013

John was my favorite brother I ever had!He was very funny, pleasant, humble, and always had an attitude of service to my family. He helped Mom and Dad immensely around the house, especially when Dad got a little older and had more health issues. He always carried our luggage, helped us put the Christmas tree up (especially my Mom and Dad's), put toy trains and "Amyville" together for Amy under the tree, etc. We actually took a lot of what he did for granted, there is no doubt. I hope I thanked him enough, because he was very helpful. He loved music, loved "Mash" w/ Alan Alda (in the old Days), and when he was little he wore his Batman cape everywhere around the house. I remember thinking that he really thought he could fly, and he would do flips off of his headboard. Now he is flying in heaven with all the awesome angels and God. I guess he was practicing for good reason...only the very best die young. I lived with John for a few years, and we made pretty good apartment roomies. He always had something yummy cooking in a pan after it had marinated for a while in some kind of zesty sauce...he loved cooking, doing laundry (NOT!!!), and watching T.V. while smoking cigarettes. We actually were quite compatible as roomies. When I would get crazy and philosophical, he was very patient and never hurt my feelings or insulted me. He was an extremely kind person, and knew of his own weaknesses. He tried very hard to please my parents,which he did, out of respect for what they had given him his whole life. He appreciated what people did for him, and he admired generous people. He was one of the kindest people you will ever meet. He was so good with Amy, as she grew up looking up to him for all the fun he brought her. John was an original, and you will NEVER meet anyone like him . I know that he and Dad and all the lovely heaven family members and friends are together rejoicing now. John wins the award for "The Best Brother in the World." I thank God for the impact he had on us and on our lives. Peace and Love to you always... Love C.C.

sharon cunningham

September 10, 2013

My thoughts and prayers go out to the Faughnan family, and also to my dear friend Rhonda. Johnny (Tigger) i will miss your love you had for family and friends. Your sense of humor always brought peace and laughter in my life. You will be greatly missed, rest in peace my friend <3

Billy Garcia

September 10, 2013

My heart aches so much for the loss of my lifelong friend Johnny, my "brother from another mother". We shared every weekend for many, many years. College roommates and confidants. We understood, where others didn't. I will miss him very much and forever.

I pray for the entire Faughnan family, for my "aunt" Barbara, that God's hand turns this very painful time, quickly to fond memories. Memories of the caring, laughing, quick witted Johnny.

I'll long for one more Misto Quente and a cold one. One more round of golf. One more belly laugh.

I'll often reflect back on the recent wisdom John shared with me. Partiularly on his perspective about what matters most; family and freinds. Why does such a struggle bring on such wisdom? I know Uncle Tom would have been so proud!

Save a place for us all Johnny .... my brother ....