Dale Moira (nee Parente) Faulkner

Dale Moira (Parente) Faulkner was born in Vermont at the Brattleboro Memorial Hospital on February 22, 1967. She passed away at age 52 after succumbing to cancer on November 20, 2019 at the Kaiser Permanente Hospital on her beloved island of Oahu. Her final years were spent in Kailua, Hawaii with her loving husband, Rick Faulkner, and their three youngest children.  In her late teens, Dale relocated to beautiful Altavista, Virginia and ultimately settled in the Sterling, Virginia area where she raised her four daughters, Renee (Erik) Servinsky, Ashley (Corey) McGee, Lauren (Kian) Kaymanesh, and Rachel Roberts. Dale remarried and with her husband Rick, they adopted their two boys, Dashawn and Xavier Faulkner; she also leaves behind two step-children, David and Carolyn Faulkner. Spread out over the east coast is a large and close-knit family including her beloved twin grandsons Liam and Connor, her siblings Dianne (Fran) Willette, Dana (Bonnie) Drew, Drew (Thomas) Porter, Theresa (Dale) Bessette, Josepha (Ray) Martin, and Beth Parente, step-brothers Michael and James Parente, and many aunts, uncles, cousins, nieces and nephews. She was predeceased by her parents Elizabeth Ann Hazelton and Joseph Vincent Parente. An accomplished and award-winning vocalist, Dale earned the opportunity to sing in the prestigious three-day All New England concert festival while attending Brattleboro Union High School. She was also the Vermont State Hula Hoop Champion. While living in Virginia, she played Sandy in a local production of Grease and throughout her life she sang around the house, in her church choir, at weddings, and any other opportunity she had. Always a life-long learner with ambition, she studied through adulthood until she earned her BS in Nursing from Strayer University and then passed her Registered Nursing exam. She worked as an emergency room nurse among other positions and quickly advanced until she landed the role of Chief Operating Officer at HiHealth Care, where she truly loved her work, her boss, and her co-workers. Dale was a talented cook, paddle-boarder, downhill skier, surfer, hiker, and so much more. She absolutely loved the ocean and was delighted to be living in Hawaii. She was beautiful, generous, vivacious, talented, spirited, hilarious, provoking, whip-smart, dynamic, and irrepressible. There are not enough adjectives for her larger-than-life personality and outsized spirit. She lived on her own terms and pursued what she really wanted with courage and conviction. In her far too short 52 years, she managed to squeeze joy and life out of her days. Her Celebration of Life will take place on Saturday January 11 from 1:00 - 5:00 p.m. at the Waterford Old School Auditorium, 40222 Fairfax Street, Waterford, VA. There will be a service and a potluck following. All are welcome. In lieu of flowers, please consider donating in Dale’s honor to the American Cancer Society, whose focus is to save lives by helping people stay well, helping people get well, by finding cures, and fighting back.

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