In Memory of



Obituary for Alice Faust

Alice Faust, 86 of Orleans went to be with her Lord on Wednesday, September 13, 2023. Alice passed away peacefully with her family by her side. Alice was born March 29, 1937 in Brooklyn, NY to Jules and Germaine Marcil. She lived in Long Island, NY on a farm for a few years before moving to a small farm on Lowell Mountain in Lowell, VT with her parents. While living in Long Island, Alice learned to speak English, French, German, and Italian while she was playing with the neighborhood children.

While living in Lowell, Alice would walk to the base of Lowell Mountain each day to attend elementary school at a 1-room schoolhouse. She then moved in with her grandparents on East Street in Orleans, VT to attend Orleans High School where she graduated as class valedictorian in 1956. After high school she worked for a short time in the office at Grand Union when it was located on Coventry Street in Newport.

In 1956 she married the late Romeo Faust and together they owned and operated the Faust Dairy Farm in Orleans for many years. In the early-80s, Alice starting cleaning houses for many families throughout Orleans County. In the mid-80s, Alice started working as a cashier at what was then Cook’s Market in Orleans. Alice continued working at the grocery store for many years, even when it was sold and became Cole’s Market and then eventually Thibault’s Market. Alice retired from Thibault’s Market after 30+ years. Everyone that shopped there knew Alice and always looked forward to visiting with her.

Alice had 7 children, 5 girls and 2 boys. Her children include Marielle Faust of Orleans, Lucille & Richard Carpenter of Brownington, Debra Ann & Richard Geoffroy of Albany, Mark & Michelle Faust of Orleans, Peter Faust & partner Sandy Maxwell of Orleans, Elaine Leno & partner Gary Whiting of Orleans, and Karen & Kevin Lepore of Glastonbury, CT.

Alice is also survived by the following grandchildren Amy & Lee Barrup, Christopher Marsh, Lynn Geoffroy, Mark Faust Jr. & his partner Kelly Taylor, Mary and Paul Trepanier, Amanda & Jesse Sargent, Courtney Berry, Travis Terrell & Bryanne Marquis, and Tyler Leno. She also leaves behind 14 great grandchildren and 4 great-great grandchildren.

Alice is also survived by her 3 sisters, Irene and Rod Ames of Morgan, Pauline and Bruce Smith of Beebe Plains, and Rachel and Roger Geoffrey of Derby.

Besides her parents, she was preceded by her granddaughter Jacintha Lane and grandson Philip Leno.
Alice was a lifelong member of St. Theresa’s Church in Orleans as well as a past secretary of the Ladies Guild Association. Alice also sold Avon for many years. Alice was also a huge New York Yankees fan and also a big fan of the 80s Los Angeles Lakers team.

In November of 2015, Alice finally was able to let loose and take a vacation to Walt Disney World in Orlando, FL accompanied by her daughter and son-in-law Karen & Kevin. She enjoyed her first jet flight as well as all 4 of the Disney theme parks, especially Animal Kingdom.

Alice’s hobbies included baking, reading, making puzzles, playing cards, collecting teddy bears, and listening to country music. She was excited to be able to attend both a Kenny Rogers and Alan Jackson concert at Champlain Valley Fair. Even late in life, Alice was always ready to go for a ride to McDonald’s to get her favorite French fries followed by a stop at Tim & Doug’s Ice Cream to have her maple creamee.

Alice touched many lives with her kind heart and always put other’s needs ahead of her own. Alice also loved animals, especially cats and dogs and would always have treats for her grand cats and dogs.

The family would like to thank the staff at Maple Lane Nursing Home for the care they provided to Alice for the past 11 months.

In lieu of flowers, donations can be made in her memory to the Pope Memorial Frontier Animal Society at 4473 Barton Orleans Road, in Orleans, VT 05860.

A mass to celebrate Alice’s life will be held at St. Theresa’s church at a later date. Interment will take place at Pleasant View Cemetery in Orleans at the convenience of the family.