Ann Elaine Facciobene

Born November 16, 1929 in Pizzoli, Italy
Departed April 16, 2024 in West Melbourne, Florida

On April 16, 2024, Ann Elaine Facciobene (Mandoline) peacefully passed away at her home in West Melbourne. She was surrounded by family and friends.

Ann was born on November 16, 1929, in Pizzoli, province of L’Aguila Italy, a town in the foothills in the center of Italy. Born to Aurielo and Agnes Mandoline, her father Aurielo was a soldier in the Italian Army in WW1. At the end of the war, Aurielo met and married his wife, Agnes. Aurielo emigrated from Italy and landed in America where he eventually ended up in Youngstown, Ohio. Aurielo built a home on his own and within a short time he returned to Italy to move his wife and daughter, Anne to Ohio. Ann was 4 years old when she emigrated to America, growing up in Youngstown, Ohio.

Ann graduated from High School and met the love of her life, Frank Facciobene, whom she had been married to for 70 years. At the age of 33 Ann along with her husband Frank, and their 3 children left all of their family in Ohio and set out for a new life in Florida. Ann was the backbone of the family, not only was she supporting her husband’s career with all the miracles required for opening, running and managing a small business, she also worked as a librarian. She was brilliant in the literary arts, a Master of the English language, a gift she passed down to her children.
In later years she traveled the world with her husband. Over the course of 30 years they visited destinations like the Great Pyramids of Egypt, the Russian capital of Moscow, Morocco, Marrakesh, Italy, Germany, France and many other fascinating locations. She was a Devoted Catholic, a disciplinarian, a counselor, an educator, a chef, a healer and most of all the kindest person you ever met.

She is survived by her children Frank, Jr. (Sally), Ann Marie (Dan) Schwarz and Don (Daricca); 10 grandchildren and 7 great grandchildren.

Ann’s viewing will begin at 11 am, followed by her Funeral Mass at 12:00 noon at St. Joseph Catholic Church, 5330 Babcock Street, NE, Palm Bay on Friday, April 19, 2024.

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JAY CRUMBAUGH from MELBOURNE wrote on April 19, 2024:
Please accept my condolence
Mary J Simeo from Reynoldsburg, Ohio wrote on April 19, 2024:
Ann and I were good friends in high school and after. She was very bright in all the subjects that she took. We had a lot of fun going to movies and Idora Park dancing. Her parents adored her. We parted ways after we got married. She moved away and we also moved from Youngstown. I want the family to know that she was special and everyone respected her. God bless all of you. Mary Jo
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