Fauster J. Vittone, 44, an administrative law judge with the Department of Labor, died of cancer Tuesday at his home in Bowie.

He had been named an administrative law judge in 1975. After coming to Washington in 1963, he had been a lawyer with the Federal Trade Commission and an adviser to Commissioner James Nicholson.

Born in Masontown, Pa., Mr. Vittone was a graduate of Morris Harvey College in Charleston, W. Va., where he was elected in 1954 to the All-America Small College Football Team.

After receiving a law degree from the University of Kentucky, he was a law clerk to the Kentucky Court of Appeals. He served in the Army in 1960 and 1961, and then worked as a civilian for the U.S. Corps of Engineers in Hungtington, W. Va.

Mr. Vittone was a member of the American Bar Association and the Association of Administrative Law Judges.

He is survived by his wife, Earlene, a daughter, Gina Diana, and four sons, Fauster Joseph, Dante John, Mario Michael and Raf Anthony, all of the home; his mother, Sara Vittone, of Masontown; four sisters, Diane L. Durst, of Charleston, W. Va., Josephine Breslin, of Pittsburgh, Paula J. Montealm, of San Diego, and Joanne F. Confienti, of Los Angeles, and a brother, John M., of Silver Spring.