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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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Therese,
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

Susan Pollard
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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 heart forever.
        Love,
      Kim & Jeff Bachtlin
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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.
George -
You were there for the whole family when our Mom passed. 
If you need anything, just pick up the phone and call.
Love you all.

Karen, Rian, Caitlin Palm
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A POEM FOR YOU
An Angel smiled and whispered
"Take 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 Love.

I know you must grieve as we say goodbye, Precious Ones.
Know that I live in your memories and your hearts Now.
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 and smile.

Toots
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My Mother was in Thornwald Home for 12 years and Mrs Faller
 visited her many times and she very  much appreciated her visits
and often spoke of them.
Prayers are with you.
 
Julia Peiper-Moxley
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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.

The Billow Family

Elizabeth Anne
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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.
 
Love,
  Judy Portmann
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  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
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I am so sorry to hear of cousin Elaine's passing.  She was such a sweet lady.

Helen Maseda
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Nancy,
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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