Eileen Marie Favata
February 2, 1956 – November 7, 2019
Eileen Marie Favata, 63, passed peacefully surrounded by her family on November 7, 2019. She was born in Miami, Florida on February 2, 1956. Eileen enjoyed spending time with family, friends and her beloved dogs, going to the beach, cooking and fashion. She was an amazing waitress and later a phenomenal caregiver to her parents. Her love of animals led her to follow her dream to become a Certified Dog Groomer and she proudly opened her own business, Buster Brown’s Grooming & Daycare, where she worked tirelessly and was loved by every person and animal who walked through the door.
Eileen is preceded in death by her father Dr. John J. Favata, Sr. and her mother Lucy Favata. She is survived by her brother Dr. John J. Favata, Jr. (Linda), and sisters Cindy Spokas (Al), Dr. Deborah Favata Shultz and Stephanie Favata. She was a loving aunt to Joey Favata (Amber), Jeanna Shafii (Andrew), Adolph Spokas, III (Amber), Michael Spokas (Malina), Leticia Worsham (Ryan), Nicola Papy (Jason), Natalie Rivera (Royland), Christopher Favata (Morgan) and Alberto Suarez, Jr. (Cristina); and further survived by her aunt Lily Favata, cousins Belinda Llanes (Tony) and Morris Favata, many great-nieces, great-nephews, family members and friends; her life partner Sergio Leon, and their Cocker Spaniels Torea, Bojangles and Diego.
Eileen will be deeply missed and her precious memories will be cherished always. Her family sends their heartfelt gratitude to the Melech Hospice House for providing kindness, care and comfort.
A celebration of life will be held on Sunday, November 17, 2019 at Blount and Curry Funeral Home (3207 West Bearss Avenue, Tampa, FL 33618) from 2:00-5:00PM. In lieu of flowers, please consider a donation to the Florida Cocker Spaniel Rescue (floridacocker.org).
- Visitation Sunday, November 17, 2019
Eileen Marie Favata
November 15, 2019
I have lost a sister....this beautiful person has been in my life for more than 50 years. We grew up as neighbors and I have always loved her and consider her family, my family. Had the privilege of staying with Eileen at Debbie's home a few months ago, We had such a good time, talking, cooking, laughing, crying & just holding onto each other. I thank God for giving us this time together & I am certain she is at peace with her Creator & He is glad to have her so she can take care of precious doggies that have crossed the Rainbow Bridge & are loving on her.
November 13, 2019
I met Eileen for the first time when she took over the grooming at Woof Gang Bakery. Quickly I saw how good she was with dogs. Quickly I also learned how good she was with customers. So much so that I was soon able to leave her alone to run the store. It was not long before I found that her sparkling personality had captured me to the extent that sometimes I stayed at work just to be in her presence.
After I sold the business I maintained contact with Eileen and took my dogs to Buster Brown when she opened her own grooming store. My last contact with her was when I recently texted her a short video of a new puppy I had just bought. She immediately replied “that made my day.” Her life will be remembered by many as having made our days.
November 13, 2019
Dear John, Cindy, Debbie, Stephanie and Family,
We were so very sorry to hear about the death of Eileen. Our family has such fond memories of your loving family. We have made a donation to Floridacocker.org in Eileens memory. We have you all in our prayers.
Rose, Rosalie, Gina, Theresa and Linda
November 12, 2019
Having waited tables with Eileen, my fondest memories are those in the restaurant. Her work ethic was unparalleled. She would work circles around everyone else and, if the hostess couldn't seat her quickly enough, Eileen wouldn't hesitate to pull customers to her section. Her lively personality was addicting and this was evident when she would have customers requesting to have Eileen take care of them on repeat visits. I enjoyed her light-hearted nature and she would always put a smile on my face when we worked together. I am honored to have had the privilege of working with and getting to know Eileen.
November 11, 2019
I am thankful for the many years that Eileen shared her life with me. She was a blessing to my life. She brought joy and happiness to everyone. She was magical. She loved her family dearly, and her family was her first priority. She had many friends and she could get along with anyone. She was loved by everyone. I loved Eileen and I will always love her. Rest in peace :-)