Br. Benjamin Favero CFC
August 01, 1938 - February 06, 2018
Br. Benjamin Favero, CFC
Brother Ben was born in Butte, Montana in 1938. He attended the Christian Brothers’ School, Boys Central High School, and graduated in 1956. Brother Favero joined the Christian Brothers in August, 1956 where he began his Novitiate Year in West Park, New York. Brother Favero graduated from Iona College in 1960 with a degree in mathematics. For the first five years, Brother Ben taught mathematics and science in Victoria, British Columbia. Brother has ministered as teacher and coach in Butte, Montana, at his alma mater, Brother Rice High School from 1969-1978, Cantwell High School in Montebello, CA., Palma High School in Salinas, CA., and East Catholic High School in Detroit.
During his first assignment at Brother Rice from 1969-1978, Brother Favero was involved in many school activities, serving as a math teacher, as well as, the bowling and tennis coach for eight years. "He challenged his students to think critically and emphasized problem-solving in his classroom. It was not uncommon for students who struggled in his class, to discover upon entering college that they were extremely well prepared and came to regard him as the finest math teacher in the school," recalls former President John Birney.
Additionally, Brother Ben worked on the Boys' Bowl with the Dads' Club for many years. "Being moderator of the Boys’ Bowl was a major enterprise in the '70’s," offered former Principal Brother Segvich in praise. He also held several administrative positions as principal and community leader after leaving Rice in 1978.
"Brother Ben" returned to Brother Rice in 2005 where he had tutored students in mathematics for the past eleven years. "Always a very well prepared and conscientious math teacher" said Br. Segvich of Br. Favero. Brother Rice High School was very blessed to have Brother Benjamin Favero ministering to our students, and in 2015, he was inducted into the Brother Rice Hall of Fame.
Please pray for the repose of Brother Ben’s soul. Eternal light grant unto him, O Lord, and let perpetual light shine upon him. May Brother Ben rest in peace.
Friends may visit at Brother Rice High School Chapel, 7101 Lahser, Bloomfield Hills, Thursday, February 8th, 3:30-8pm with prayers at 7:30pm and Friday, February 9th, 11am-12:30pm. A Funeral Mass will be celebrated at St. Regis Catholic Church, 3695 Lincoln Drive, Bloomfield Hills, Friday, February 9th at 1pm.
Memorials appreciated to Christion Brothers Foundation, c/o Brother Rice High School, 7101 Lahser Road, Bloomfield Hills, Michigan 48301