Michael John's Story
Michael John Facella, 53, of West Boxford, Mass., passed away on Monday, August, 14, 2017.
He was born on February 6, 1964, in Methuen, the son of the late Samuel S. Facella and Joan C. Facella. Michael was raised in West Boxford, Mass., where he attended public schools.
Discovering his mechanical talents at a very early age, he pursued a life working with his hands. There was little he couldn’t repair or build right from scratch. As a union iron worker in Boston for many years, he left his mark on many public and private projects, including the Lenny Zakim Bridge. More recently, he managed the family’s farm stand in West Boxford.
Family members include his son, Agustin Facella; his brothers, Joseph M. Facella of Boston, Samuel M. Facella, Jr. and his wife, Christine Facella of Methuen; his sister, Christina M. Cipro and her husband, Brian Cipro of Haverhill; as well as his nieces, Ava J. Facella and Ally K. Facella. Michael is also survived by his dog, Winston.
He was the brother of the late Stephen M. Facella.
Michael loved fishing in the local ponds and skiing in New Hampshire during winter months. His meticulous collections of model trains, mid-century furniture, and motorized bikes are all testaments to his appreciation for functional design. His real passion, however, was working in his hobby shop constantly tinkering to improve something for himself or others; constantly striving for perfection in an imperfect world.
His funeral Mass will be celebrated on Monday, August 21, 2017, at 11 a.m. in Saint Patrick’s Church, 114 Center Street, Groveland, MA. Burial will follow in the Mt. Vernon Cemetery, Mt. Vernon Road, Boxford, Mass. Arrangements are under the direction of the John Breen Memorial Funeral Home, Inc., 35 Merrimack Street, North Andover, MA. For online condolences and other information, please visit us at www.breenfuneralhome.com.
Published on  August 20, 2017