Herbert L. Faulconer, Jr

  • Born: July 12, 1940
  • Died: February 10, 2021
  • Location: Melrose, Massachusetts

Robinson Funeral Home

809 Main Street
Melrose, MA 02176

Tel. (781) 665-1900

Tribute & Message From The Family

Herbert L. Faulconer, Jr., longtime Melrose resident, passed away peacefully at the Kaplan Family Hospice House on Wednesday, February 10, 2021 at age 80.

He was born in Richmond, VA on July 12, 1940, one of three sons of the late Herbert L. Faulconer, Sr., and Mary (Wehler) Faulconer. After his early childhood in Richmond, Herb and his family relocated to Charlestown, MA where he was raised with his two brothers. Before graduating from Dorchester High School, young Herb at the age of 16 earned his Student Pilot's license while flying out of Revere Airport. He graduated from Dorchester High School, and met his future wife, Mary Ellen McDermott while working at HK Porter in Somerville. They were married on February 17, 1962 and settled in Melrose to raise a family of three children.

Herb worked as the Office Manager for Kendall Healthcare for over 20 years and later as the Fleet Manager for the Commonwealth of Massachusetts for 10 years.

As a young man, Herb served as an Alter Server at St Francis de Sales Parish in Charlestown and was a member of the Majestic Knights Drum Corps. Proud of his roots, Herb was a member of the Charlestown Knights of Columbus, and never forgot where he came from. A faith-filled man, Herb was a devout parishioner of Most Blessed Sacrament Church for almost his entire life.

Herb greatly enjoyed spending time with his family, especially his grandchildren. He always enjoyed watching their youth sports games and attended many recitals with a smile. In the summer, Herb loved going to their cottage near Lake Winnipesaukee in Alton, NH where he enjoyed golfing and fishing. Herb also enjoyed weekend trips to the Maine coast for lobster with Mary Ellen. An avid sports fan, he loved Boston sports, especially the Bruins.

Well-loved and humble, Herb devoted himself to his family and will be deeply and sorely missed. His quiet, easy going nature and sharp sense of humor will be lovingly remembered by his family and friends.

Herb was the beloved husband of Mary Ellen (McDermott) Faulconer with whom he shared nearly 59 years of marriage. Devoted father of Herb Faulconer and his wife Debra of Nashua, NH, Kathy Connolly and her husband Larry of Tewksbury, and Robert Faulconer and his wife Alison of Groton. Dear brother of Robert Faulconer and his wife Deborah of Hyannisport, and Ken Faulconer and his wife Ellen of Kingston, NH. Cherished grandfather of Ryan, Kyle, Zachary, Matthew, Emily, and loving great-grandfather of Greyson.

Relatives and friends are invited to visiting hours at Robinson Funeral Home, 809 Main St., Melrose on Monday, Feb. 15 from 4-7pm. All attendees are required to wear masks, maintain social distancing, and pay their respects and exit the Funeral Home promptly to allow other guests to enter. A limited number of guests will be allowed in the building at one time. Herb's Funeral Mass will be celebrated at Most Blessed Sacrament Church, 1155 Main St., Wakefield on Tuesday, Feb. 16 at 12:00pm. Interment will be private.

If you wish, donations in his memory can be made to St. Jude Children's Research Hospital, 501 St. Jude Pl., Memphis TN 38105.


Condolence & Memory Journal

My thoughts and prayers are with the Faulconer Family. I went to Melrose High School with Mr. Faulconer's son Herb. So sorry to learn of this great loss. I remember Mr. Faulconer as someone who always had a kind word and a smile. John MacMIllan

Posted by John MacMillan - Wakefield, MA - Friend   March 30, 2021

We will miss seeing Herb on Lovell Rd. He was always so happy and sweet to Reagan and Will. Every time he drove by he would wave and smile. He made us feel so welcome and always had a welcoming smile and piece of wisdom to pass on.

We hope God is able to bring his family peace and comfort during this difficult time. Our thoughts and prayers go out to them.

Posted by The Ferch Family - Neighbor   February 14, 2021

MaryEllen and Family. Our deepest sympathy for your devastating loss. I have so many memories of my dear friend.Our days growing up in Charlestown, St. Francis alter servers,Revere airport,Nutting Lake and Alton Bay.Herb had a great sense of humor and was a good friend. May God hold you in the palm of his hand. Till we meet again. Love you. RIP Thinking of you!

Posted by David&Joan Walsh - Peabody, MA - Friend   February 13, 2021

Bob and Debbie so sorry for the loss of your beloved brother Herbert. May the angels greet him with open arms . Mike and Mariane

Posted by Mariane Benetti - Fountain Inn, SC - Family Friend   February 13, 2021

MaryEllen and family, Sending our thoughts and prayers to you. May God Bless you with strength during this difficult time. And may your heart be consoled with all the love and special memories Herb brought to your family & friends. He will be very missed! We are thinking of you, and sending all our love. Natalie & family

Posted by Natalie Phelan - Neighbor   February 13, 2021

Mary Ellen and Family—

Our sincerest condolences to you all. Herb was such a thoughtful and caring person. He always took time to talk and play with Andrew and Eleanor. And we always used to joke that I would need to snow blow the driveway before Herb did it for us. He will be missed dearly.

Even though we now live far away, our thoughts are with you.

Posted by Carucci Family - Friend   February 12, 2021

My sincerest condolences to the Faulconer family.
Herb was truly a wonderful and delightful man to have known and worked for as an employee of the Commonwealth of Mass.
His leadership, kindness, and character was recognized and admired by those who knew and worked with him.
I will forever remember the the many happy conversations Herb and I had. Especially during Christmas. And our talks about his enjoyment of
fly fishing. And how I would raise my negative views on it. Just to have fun with him.
I will surely miss Herb as so many of us will.
And Herb. I still believe you were the one who placed coal on my desk during Christmas. God Bless you my friend and your family.

Posted by Sam Chipman - Coworker   February 12, 2021

Herb had recently moved to Charlestown, MA, from Virginia. We were in the third grade together at Saint Francis de Sales Parochial School. I remember, well, that year's Saint Patrick's Day Play when Herb's distinct southern drawl, new to most of us Charlestown kids, won him the role of Gene Autry. Many, many years have past since I last sat on his front steps on Bunker Hill Street, but there are some things one never forgets. RIP, Herb.

Posted by An Old Townie Friend    February 12, 2021

Mary Ellen & Family, we are so sorry to hear about Herbie. We have such wonderful memories of times together years ago. Memories that will be cherished. Our deepest sympathy & prayers to you and all your family.

Posted by Joe & Rosey Ryan - Charlestown, MA - Friend   February 12, 2021

Mary Ellen & Family, we were so sorry to hear about Herbie. We have so many wonderful memories of years ago and all our good times together. Our deepest sympathy & prayers to you & all your family.

Posted by Joe & Rosey Ryan - Charlestown, MA - Friend   February 12, 2021

In loving memory of a wonderful person. We will love you and miss you always.

Posted by Elizabeth DeFeo - Friend   February 12, 2021

MaryEllen, Herb, Kathy & Rob,

Our deepest sympathies for your loss. Herb was the light of the lives of everyone he met, and nowhere was that more apparent than in the light he cast on your family from the very first day we had the blessing to meet him. Herb's smile, his laugh, his kindness, caring, and sincerity were the hallmarks of his gentle soul. The world is a better place because Herb was in it. Heaven has gained an angel. May he rest in peace.
Rick, Janet, Lauren and Danielle Battaglia

Posted by Janet Battaglia - East Lynn, MA - Family Friend   February 11, 2021

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