Charlton - Faye D. Fulone-Sweeney of Osgood Rd. passed away at home on Thursday, November 17, 2022 of Ovarian Cancer.
She was born in Woonsocket, RI and was raised in East Douglas. She lived in Southbridge for 23 years before moving to Charlton. She leaves a beautiful and loving daughter, Sherri Lynn Sweeney and her husband Josh Skowron; a beloved sister, Susan C. Fulone of Bozeman, MT, and her 2 adored rescue dogs, Dixie and Missy. Faye was predeceased by her parents Eleanor A. Fulone and Frank D. Fulone; her much-loved sisters, Dale K. Fulone Phillips in 2022, and Jane P. Fulone in 2001. Two of Faye's other beloved rescues, Jenny and Lucy died within the past few years.
Faye believed in giving back to her community and did whatever she could to help others. She was a longtime volunteer for the Southbridge public school system, and was an advocate against smoking. She also volunteered for the American Cancer Society's Relay for Life for 20 years, and most recently, the Second Chance Animal Shelter until she had to stop due to illness. It was there that Faye met and adopted all of her “Girls", and made many amazing friendships.
After graduating high school, Faye worked for UPS for 4 years until she took on the opportunity to work a season in Yellowstone National Park in 1979. She enjoyed listening and dancing to local live music, particularly at Dunny's Tavern in E. Brookfield. Some of her favorite adventures were learning how to ballroom dance, jumping out of a perfectly good airplane, and working at Yellowstone. She enjoyed a multitude of different things, but most of all she loved spending time with her daughter, her dogs, and having "porch time" with her long-time friends. Faye worked for ten years at LUK, Inc. in Worcester before starting her own dog walking/boarding venture. Beginning with a single client (Daisy), Faye's business grew nicely through word of mouth. Soon she was walking, boarding and loving 18 other dogs. Unfortunately, the pandemic and her illness brought her business to a close.
Faye was fortunate to have so many amazing people in her life ranging from friends from her youth in Douglas, to her cribbage playing dog-loving crew, to fellow volunteers from Relay for Life and Second Chance. She loved and appreciated each and every one of them.