Faith (Scalise) Churchill, 77, of Berlin, wife of John Preston Churchill, passed away peacefully at home on Monday, May 21, 2018, surrounded by her loving family.
Born in New Britain, she was the daughter of the late James J. Scalise and Adeline (Marinelli) Scalise. Faith attended local schools and graduated from St. Joseph College, Trinity College, and Southern Connecticut State University. Faith taught English and English as a second language in the New Britain Public Schools for many years. For the last 17 years before retiring in 2001, she worked as a school psychologist at New Britain High School. Faith was a past member of the Connecticut National Association of School Psychologists and the Connecticut American Federation of Teachers.
Surviving are her husband, John Preston Churchill; two daughters, Anne Elizabeth Churchill of Berlin, and Alison Jane Churchill of Newington; a sister, Marguerite S. Butera and her husband, C. Joseph Butera of Glastonbury; a brother-in-law, Lindsey C. Churchill and his wife, Roberta of Princeton, N.J.; and several nieces, nephews, grandchildren, grandnieces and grandnephews. Faith was predeceased by a brother, Pasquale J. Scalise and by a sister, Lucille Scalise Higgins.
Calling hours will be held on Friday from 4 to 7 p.m. at Erickson-Hansen Funeral Home, 411 South Main St., New Britain. Burial will be held privately in St. Mary Cemetery. Please share a memory of Faith with the family in the on line guest book @ www.erickson - hansen.com