Faith R. Connors

Faith R. Connors - Rochester, NY - Rochester Cremation

Rochester, NY: Faith R. Connors, 89, peacefully passed away the early hours of November 2, 2020.

Faith is predeceased by her former husband and father of their nine children, Arthur J. Connors.  Faith is survived by her half-sister, Sue Hickey of Boston, MA and her cousin, Marion Sardaro of Norwalk, CT.

Faith is the beloved mother of 9 children, Christopher (Heidi) of Venetta, OR; Mary (John) Meyer of Rochester, NY; Joan (Kevin) Hansston of Sparta, IL; Melanie (Richard) Synakowski of Cleveland, SC; Jonathan (Marybeth) of Rochester, NY; Damien of Livonia, NY; Laurean (Duane) Pelkey of Madrid, NY; Suzanne (Arthur) Straub of Rochester, NY; David (Teresa) of Rush, NY; Faith was also a cherished grandmother to 25 grandchildren and 7 great grandchildren.

Faith was born March 31, 1931 in Greenwich, CT, daughter of the late Effie Benedict and Hendrick Livingston.  She earned her Nursing degree from the College of Saint Rose in Albany, NY and worked as a Registered Nurse.

She was a dedicated and active member of the Roman Catholic Church and gave generously to various charitable organizations.  Faith was well read, informed regarding current events and loved the arts. She loved classical music, especially opera and would often sing along to opera while cooking or cleaning.

Most of all, Faith loved her family and instilled in her children her strong values.  Faith was committed to family dinners together, thus the dining room table served as the classroom for etiquette and table manners on an almost daily basis.    A lover of animals, she often adopted a rescue, stray or neglected pet.  She was a conservationist, teaching the importance of repurposing and recycling years before it became common practice.  She enjoyed sewing, knitting, volunteering at church, helping friends by driving them to various appointments, reading, and completing New York Times crossword puzzles.

Faith, an intelligent, faithful, compassionate, loving, giving mother and friend will be profoundly missed.

To honor Faith’s life please make a contribution to the following charitable organizations.

Open Door Mission-

Food for the Poor-

A Memorial Mass for Faith is planned for in the Spring of 2021.  Details will be published at a later date.

3 Condolences

  1. Jim and Barb Hand on November 10, 2020 at 6:37 pm

    Dear Suzanne, Art, Ryan, and Justin Straub, We are sorry to hear of your mother’s passing. What a lady she must have been to have raised such a large family! We hope your wonderful memories of your beautiful mom will bring you much comfort.

  2. Valerie on November 10, 2020 at 8:30 pm

    Find comfort in friends and family Suzanne. Your family is in our prayers.

  3. Paul Tuttle (a 2nd floor neighbor at St. BP) on November 16, 2020 at 1:17 pm

    To Faith’s family: Faith was a regular participant in the Wednesday Rosary Prayer group at St. Bernard’s Park. Only new her for a few years as a fellow resident but from day one it was obvious Faith prayed to and for our Maker the Lord to help us return to Him for our reward. Faith earned her’s as a faithful servant.

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