Thomas Faillaci passed away on Sunday, February 12th. Born in Long Branch on April 4th, 1944, Thomas was a lifelong resident of the area, moving to the Wanamassa section of Ocean Township in 1974.
Thomas was a proud graduate of Long Branch High School Class of 1962. During his life, Thomas was a dedicated employee of NJ Transit, working on the railroad for many years until his retirement in the late 1990’s.
Thomas was an avid outdoorsman, spending much of his free time hunting and fishing. He was a proud member of the Asbury Park Hunting and Fishing Club, and could be spotted around many local lakes with a line in the water. Thomas proudly hosted an Annual Venison Dinner at the West Long Branch Community Center, where he invited his family to take part in the yearly festivities. Thomas also loved his monthly trips with his wife to Atlantic City. There was never a shortage of Claridge Casino t-shirts to be handed out at family functions, and Thomas loved to tell stories from his adventures inside the casino, as well as the tremendous cuisine he would sample during his overnight stays.
Thomas was predeceased by his wife Patricia in May of 2022 after 54 years of marriage; his parents Sam and Anne Faillaci; his Brother Carmen Faillaci; his father and mother-in-law John and Theresa Riley; and his sister-in-law Marilyn Riley.
Thomas is survived by his brother-in-law Frank Riley; his brother and sister-in-law John and Debra Riley; his nieces and nephews Alexandra Riley, Victoria and Ryan Allison, Frank and Allison Riley, and Chris Riley, who visited and checked on Thomas each and every day after Thomas’ wife Patricia passed away. He is also survived by his great niece and nephew Samantha and Frankie Riley.
In accordance with Thomas’ wishes there will be no public funeral services. He will be interred at Mt. Carmel Cemetery, West Long Branch. In lieu of traditional remembrances, donations to the Wanamassa First Aid Squad can be made by visiting www.wanamassafirstaid.org/donate.
To share a favorite memory or send a message of condolence please visit Thomas’ page of tributes at www.woolleyboglioli.com.