Vincent Aloysius “Vinnie” Faurote, 86, of Decatur, IN, passed away on Friday, November 22, 2019 at Adams Woodcrest. He was born on July 27, 1933, the son of the late Henry J. and Mary (Braun) Faurote. On April 26, 1957, he married Joyce H. Loshe.
He was a lifelong parishioner of St. Mary of the Assumption Catholic Church and was a member of its Knights of Columbus Council 864. He served his country in the U.S. Army. He was also a member of the American Legion Post 43, Elks Lodge 993, and Moose Lodge 1311. He enjoyed volunteering and helping others and was active in many aspects of the Decatur community.
Vinnie was the owner and operator of the well-known Vinnie’s Bar in downtown Decatur from 1973 until 2012, when he sold it to his son Chris. He was not only an avid, but the most loyal fan of the Notre Dame Fighting Irish. He started attending games in the 50’s until recently and was a guest of honor in the press box in 2015 and 45 members of his family surprised him and celebrated with a tailgate. His bar is decked out with Irish memorabilia and most notably he was given the letters that spelled “University of Notre Dame” used in the construction of the new stadium.
Above all he a strong Faith and a deep love for his family. GOD, COUNTRY, NOTRE DAME!
Vinnie is survived by his wife of 62 years, Joyce H. Faurote of Decatur; 4 sons, Tim (Shari) Faurote and Chris (Jessica) Faurote both of Decatur, Denny (Gina) Faurote and Terry (Cassandra) Faurote both of Indianapolis, daughter-in-law, Marcy Faurote of Huntington; grandchildren, Sean (Jenny) Faurote, Ben (Catherine) Faurote, Alex (Emily) Faurote, Maddie (David) Owens, Clark (Caitlin) Faurote and Cadie Faurote, Sydney Schaefer, Christopher Faurote, Vince Faurote, Ally Faurote, Kenzie Faurote, Elizabeth (Cody) White and Adrienne Faurote, Brannon (Makenzie) Pickett and Abby Faurote, Great Grandkids, Halei, Calvin, Aiden, Oliver, Henry, Charlie, Hannah, Samson, Abel, Titus, Warren, Tori, Nolan, Greyson, Roman, Cash and Brookston; 2 brothers, Carl (Sunya) Faurote and Paul (Susie) Faurote both of Decatur; a sister, Josephine Beauchot of Decatur.
He was preceded in death by a son, Scott Faurote; brothers, Anthony “Tony” Faurote and Francis “Fritz” Faurote; 2 sisters, Mary Welker and Henrietta Trentadue.
Visitation will be from 3:00 – 8:00 p.m. on Monday, November 25, 2019 at Haggard-Sefton-Hirschy & Zelt Funeral Home, with a reciting of the Holy Rosary at 2:30 p.m. Please wear your Notre Dame attire in honor of Vinnie.
A Mass of Christian Burial will be offered at 10:00 a.m. on Tuesday, November 26, 2019 at St. Mary of the Assumption Catholic Church, with calling an hour prior from 9:00 – 10:00 a.m. in the St. Mary’s Parish Hall. Father David Ruppert and Fr. Bob Sims will be concelebrating. Military Honors will be conducted at the church by the American Legion Post 43 Color Guard.
Burial will take place immediately following in St. Joseph Catholic Cemetery.
Memorials may be made to St. Joseph Catholic School.
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