DJ Favale Chain

June 24, 1953March 2, 2013

DJ Favale Chain of Croton-on-Hudson, passed away Saturday, March 2, 2013 at the age of 59. DJ was born on June 24, 1953 to Adolfo Bruno Favale and Mary Elizabeth Wright in Tokyo, Japan. DJ is survived by her best friend and husband, Paul Chain and their daughters, Zoe Barbara Chain and Samantha Jean Chain. DJ is also survived by three sisters, Maggie Favale, Mary Favale, Georgett Styers and her nieces Jacque Pickrell and Maryjo Januski. DJ was predeceased by her mother, father and her sister, Barbara Pickrell.

DJ Chain Memorial Project FRIENDS AND FAMILY The Chain family will be working with Wave Hill Public Gardens and Cultural Center to restore its main garden, The Flower Garden, in DJ’s name. Here is part of the letter from Claudia Bonn, President and Executive Director, sent to the family. “We are moved that you are thinking of honoring the memory of D. J. Chain at Wave Hill. As we discussed, we have long dreamed of restoring our signature garden, The Flower Garden, prominently located in front of our Conservatory. This garden features an ever-changing palate of blooms throughout the growing season, framed by two intimate bench arbors covered in pink roses. The backdrop of this signature garden is the Hudson River and the Palisades. The architectural features of the garden need restoration and refurbishment and some plantings need replacement. We estimate the work to take about one year. This garden, in particular, showcases the artistry and garden design that Wave Hill is so known for and is one of the most visited and photographed locations on the property. It is a beautiful and contemplative spot for family and friends to visit throughout the year. We would place two plaques on either side of The Flower Garden in each arbor bench. We suggest the following: "The Restoration of Wave Hill’s Flower Garden is dedicated to the memory of D. J. Chain." Enclosed is a link to The Flower Garden: Warm Regards, Claudia” We think this is a wonderful tribute to DJ, which will allow for family and friends to sit and peacefully enjoy the flowers and the Hudson River and remember DJ. Wave Hill is a place visited and enjoyed many times by DJ, her family and friends. For those who would like to contribute to this memorial you can do so either by sending a check, payable to Wave Hill, at 675 West 252 St. Bronx, NY 10471. Please write “DJ Chain” in the memo line. To donate by credit card on line go to: Thank you.

Celebration: We will be celebrating the life of DJ Saturday, March 16th at Trump National Golf Course at 399 Pine Road, Briarcliff Manor, NY phone- 914 944 0900



  • Visitation Thursday, March 7, 2013


  • Celebration of Life

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Jojon Tamir

April 17, 2013

Dear Paul,

My most heartfelt sympathy on the passing of your wife. I was deeply saddened to hear of your loss. My thoughts and prayers are with you.

Yours truly,


Salvatore Osnato

March 15, 2013

Paul, Zoe & Sam,
My deepest condolences with the loss of DJ. I really enjoyed working with her and her creativeness. She always kept me sharp with her many projects and ideas. DJ was one of the best and kindest person I ever had the privilege to work with. I wish there were more poeple in this world like her. She will surely be missed.

Dawn Potako

March 10, 2013

Paul, Zoe and Sam...Dj was so loved and we will miss her deeply. She can only be described as amazing. I feel lucky and blessed to have known her.

March 9, 2013

Paul, Zoe and Sam...DJ will always be remembered by us as a force of kindness, generosity, creativity, drive, humor and strength. We share in your sorrow...the Vigiletti family, Ken and Judy

Santusa Campos-Rodriguez

March 9, 2013

Dear Mr. Chain, Zoey & Sam..

Please except our Sympathy. Mrs. Chain was so dear and special to me. I pray that our Heavenly Father give her eternal rest and may his light shine upon her. May her soul and all the souls of the faithful departed rest in peace..
~Santusa Campos-Rodriguez and the Red Door spas.

The Red Door Spa

March 8, 2013

We will all miss DJ's smile at the Red Door Spa. Our thoughts and prayers are with you all.

Robert Phillips

March 7, 2013

Condolences to all, from a former classmate - Seton Hall, 1971.

Jayesh & Preeti Jariwala

March 7, 2013

Dear Paul: Please accept our Sympathy. You and your family are in our thoughts and prayers. We still remember our conversation and cheerful comments from DJ during last years' AIS Holiday Party.

March 7, 2013

There truly are no words...You always made us feel like "family"-opening your heart and home to everyone alike! What joyous memories we will treasure! God bless you DJ....You will even make the heavens a more beautiful place! Your bright light will continue to shine in Paul, Zoey and whom we send our love and sympathies...

God bless you all, Joe & Gina Costanzo xo

Carol A. Cioppa

March 7, 2013

Dear Paul, Zoe and Samantha, This is such a tragedy for you! And for us her friends and colleagues. My thoughts and prayers are with you. The time DJ & I (and you too Paul!) have spent together working on the design of the house and recently the garage and courtyard has been an amazing collaboration. She inspired those she worked with. I am totally bereft. She was so very very special and absolutely one of a kind.