Ursula Elaine “Nana” Faller passed
away on October 21, 2010 surrounded by her family in Carlisle Regional Medical Center. She lived a long and wonderful
life, raising a loving family, being thoroughly involved in community activities, and devoting herself to others.
Born on April 26, 1920 in Upper Darby, she
was the daughter of the late Raymond L. Freas and Ursula (McManus) Freas. Elaine moved to Carlisle to attend Dickinson
College in 1938, and while attending daily mass at Saint Patrick Church, she met her late husband George Byron Faller, a student
at Dickinson’s School of Law. At Dickinson, she was a member of the prestigious Wheel and Chain honor society.
George and Elaine continued their courtship, separated by distance, as Army service called George to Hawaii. Elaine
eventually joined him in Hawaii and they were married in Honolulu in April of 1945. They returned to Carlisle, George’s
hometown, so that he could practice law with his father and brother, and so that he and Elaine could raise a family.
Their first child was born in 1946, and seven others followed.
During her life, Elaine devoted herself to
raising her children, while maintaining a rich involvement in numerous community activities, including aiding the rehabilitation
of prisoners with the Prison Society, delivering meals to the infirmed with Meals on Wheels, working with a cancer foundation,
Cancermount, assisting migrant workers, and volunteering at the Cumberland County Historical Society. She also served
as a lector at Saint Patrick Church for twenty years and co-founded the Christian Family Movement in Carlisle. A loving
mother, Elaine was voted Carlisle’s Parent of the Year in 1985. She spent countless hours with her children, cherished
spending time with her grandchildren/great-grandchildren and always looked forward to vacationing with them every summer in
Stone Harbor, NJ.
Elaine was preceded in death by her husband
of nearly sixty years, George Byron Faller. She is survived by her eight children Nancy Ann Faller, Mary Elizabeth Duxbury
(Alan), David John Faller (Ruth Woodside), Therese Frances Faller (Tom Parrett), Helen Cecilia Hayssen (Chip), Constantine
Peter Faller, George Byron Faller Jr. (Patricia), and Michael Joseph Faller (Rose), thirteen grandchildren and seven great-grandchildren.
Her brothers, Joseph P. Freas and David A. Freas, preceded her in death.
Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated
at 10 a.m. on Monday, October 25, 2010, in St. Patrick Shrine Church, 152 E. Pomfret St., Carlisle, with Rev. Daniel J. Menniti
and Rev. Gregory J. D'Emma officiating. Burial will be in the St. Patrick Old Catholic Church Cemetery. Viewing
will be on Sunday from 6 - 8:00 p.m., with a Rosary service to be held at 8 p.m., in the Ewing Brothers Funeral Home, 630
S. Hanover St., Carlisle. In lieu of flowers, Elaine requested that donations be made to historic Saint Patrick Shrine
Church, 152 E. Pomfret Street, Carlisle, PA 17013.
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Your mom leaves a beautiful legacy to her children and
grandchildren. You are so lucky to have had her influence in your life. Having already lost my mom, I can sympathize
with how much you'll miss yours.
Love to you, Susan
We are deeply saddened to hear of the passing of "Nana".
She was a very sweet and caring person-please know that you are all in our thoughts and prayers-and we will keep her in our
Kim & Jeff Bachtlin
George, Patty & family -
Our deepest sympathy
for the loss of your mother. She always had a smile on her face whenever we saw her! She will be missed.
were there for the whole family when our Mom passed.
If you need anything, just pick up the phone and call.
Karen, Rian, Caitlin Palm
A POEM FOR YOU
An Angel smiled and whispered
my hand and come with me.
Your work here is done."
Know that I am in a place
where there are no tears, no sorrow,
where there is only eternal, infinite, living
I know you must grieve as we say goodbye, Precious Ones.
Know that I live in your memories and your hearts
When you miss me, think of the times when we laughed and smiled.
Know that my pain is gone
and that I am Free!
Even now I see you
My Mother was in Thornwald Home for 12 years and Mrs
visited her many times and she very much
appreciated her visits
and often spoke of them.
Prayers are with you.
Dear Faller Family:
I was so very sorry to hear about the passing of Elaine.
I have many fond memories of "Aunt Elaine and Uncle George" who were so wonderful to 2 motherless children.
From all of us our prayers and love are with you.
Dear Faller children all--
How sorry I was to hear of the loss of your dear mother.
She was truly one of the kindest & most lovely women
I've ever known.
My prayers & thoughts are with you.
From St. Pats in 1964 thru the years I remember your Mother
and Father (sponsers of my confirmation)as always there when the times called for support. May they find Peace and Love amoung
those who now welcome Elaine in Heaven. God be with you and you are in my prayers.
Ronald Strine - son of the late
William & Delsa Strine
I am so sorry to hear of cousin Elaine's passing.
She was such a sweet lady.
Our deepest condolences to you and family.
So many lessons taught and now learned, and to be taught AGAIN.
Quy and Randy Hays
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