Faye E. Cawley

March 22, 1938February 15, 2014

Faye E. Cawley, a lifetime resident of Danbury, passed away at her home on February 15, 2014 after a courageous battle with cancer. She was 75 years old. Faye was born March 22, 1938 in Danbury, CT, the daughter of the late Carmen and Theresa (Wood) Melillo.

She was a graduate of Danbury High School, and the American School of Hairdressing. She was a hairdresser at Melillo Hairstylist, and also worked for Kelly Services at Risdon. She worked in the family business at Melillo Flower shop, and was the owner and proprietor of the 7-11 in Bethel until her retirement. Most of all her she enjoyed raising her three children.

Faye was a kind and caring woman who will be greatly missed by all. In addition to her parents, she was pre-deceased by her husband James H. Cawley in 2008. She is survived by her children and their spouses, James Cawley and his wife Judy of Brookfield, Lori DeBiase and her husband Joe of New Milford, Christopher Cawley and his wife Deborah of New Milford, one brother Robert Melillo and his wife Susan of New Fairfield, a sister Donna Osiecki and her husband Chet of New Fairfield, also survived by six grandchildren Brandon, Bryan, Gayla, James, Samantha, Nicholas, and several nieces and nephews.

Friends may call at the Green Funeral Home, 57 Main St., Danbury on Wednesday from 5-8 pm. A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at St. Edward the Confessor Church, Thursday 10:30 am. Interment will follow at St. Peter Cemetery. The family would like contributions to be made in Faye’s name to Regional Hospice of Western CT, 39 Old Ridgebury Rd., Danbury CT 06810.

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  • Visitation Wednesday, February 19, 2014
  • Funeral Mass Thursday, February 20, 2014

Faye E. Cawley

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Wendy Wassong

February 19, 2014

Your mom was one of the best and the proof is the family left behind and the lives she were all blessed with a terrific woman (mom,sister,aunt,cousin,friend) and now she is the perfect to all of you, Wendy and family

Gary Hults

February 19, 2014

Hi Chris & Deb and family
Sorry for your loss, praying comfort and peace at this time
Gary Hults

Sean and Grace Allen

February 18, 2014

We are so sorry for your loss. Our thoughts and prayers are with you at this difficult time

February 18, 2014

Chris Debbie and Samatha Sorry for your lost. Our thoughts are with you. Patty and the Brownie family

Joann McDermott

February 18, 2014

Lori & Family,

My sincere sympathy at the loss of your Mom. May she now be at peace with your Dad and enjoying Heaven together. My thoughts and prayers are with you all.

Kathi Alvarez

February 18, 2014

Take comfort in knowing that now you have a special guardian angel to watch over you.

February 18, 2014

Dear Lori and Chris: Sorry to hear about your lost. Valerie Kimlin Cebe

February 18, 2014

The family of Mary & Louis K. Rovelli would like to express our sympathy on the death of Faye. Our parents were friends for many years in Danbury. I always recall Theresa's perfectly coiffed hair-thanks to Faye's talents. May she rest in peace.

Pat and Mike Erickson

February 18, 2014

Dear Lori our thoughts and prayers are with you and your family. Your mom was very special.
We are sure she will be missed but may she rest in peace.

February 18, 2014

Dear Lori and Family,
I am so very sorry for your loss. May she rest in peace. Sending prayers and healing thoughts to all during this difficult time. With my deepest sympathy,
Trish Steele