82 Fairview Ave.
Naugatuck, CT 06770
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Francis Fazzino

Francis "Frank" "Fuzzy" Fazzino

Saturday, June 19th, 1943 - Friday, January 25th, 2019
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Obituary

Francis "Frank" "Fuzzy" Fazzino
1943 - 2019

Naugatuck, CT Francis “Frank” “Fuzzy” Fazzino, 75, husband of Mary (Murtha) Fazzino, died January 25, 2019 at Bristol Hospital.

Frank was born on June 19, 1943 in Waterbury, CT the son of the late Cesario and Marion (Cammaratta) Fazzino and was a lifelong Naugatuck resident. Frank worked at Peter Paul Cadbury and also worked for the Borough of Naugatuck. Frank was a U.S. Army veteran and a life member of the B.P.O. Elks #967. Frank was an active member of the Naugatuck Hall of Fame, and was inducted on January 25, 1986. Frank had many lifelong accomplishments; he excelled as an athlete in football as well as in baseball; which earned him invitations to attend tryouts with the New York Yankees, Minnesota Twins and Washington Senators. In 1968 Frank was an assistant football coach at Naugatuck High School and in 1991 he coached the Elks Club Team to the Naugatuck Babe Ruth Baseball Championship. Even after all of his achievements and glory, his favorite past time in his later years was his love of fishing and boating with his grandchildren and friends at his cottage in Winsted.

In addition to Mary, his wife of 51 years, Frank is survived by his daughter, Jamie Fazzino of Watertown; his son, Frank Fazzino and his wife, Francisca of Woodbury; his grandchildren, Jacob and Juliana; his sister, Annette Musco and her husband, Joseph of Watertown; his aunt, Josephine Fazzino of Naugatuck; his sister in law, Judy Smith of Waterford and several nieces, nephews and cousins.

A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated Saturday at 10am at St. Francis of Assisi Church, 318 Church Street, Naugatuck. Everyone is kindly asked to meet at church. Burial with military honors will follow in St. James Cemetery. Calling hours are Friday from 4-7pm at the Buckmiller Thurston Mengacci Funeral Home, 82 Fairview Avenue, Naugatuck. Members of the Naugatuck Veterans Council will assemble Friday at 6:30pm at the funeral home. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to Frank’s grandson Jacob’s baseball team, The Bottom 9 Diamond Ducks, c/o Bottom 9 Sports Academy, 444 Rubber Avenue, Naugatuck, CT 06770.
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Service Details

  • Visitation

    Friday, February 1st, 2019 | 4:00pm - 7:00pm
    When
    Friday, February 1st, 2019 4:00pm - 7:00pm
    Location
    Buckmiller Thurston Mengacci Funeral Home
    Address
    82 Fairview Avenue
    Naugatuck, Connecticut 06770
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  • Mass of Christian Burial

    Saturday, February 2nd, 2019 | 10:00am
    When
    Saturday, February 2nd, 2019 10:00am
    Location
    St. Francis of Assisi Church
    Address
    318 Church Street
    Naugatuck, CT 06770
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    Officiant
    The Rev. John Kuzhikottayil
  • Interment

    Saturday, February 2nd, 2019 |
    When
    Saturday, February 2nd, 2019
    Location
    St. James Cemetery
    Address
    Cross Street
    Naugatuck, Connecticut 06770
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Fr. Henry Cody

Posted at 12:32pm
I knew Frank as a great kid and a fine man. I said Mass for him this morning. Condolences to you, Mary and all your family.
Fr. Henry Cody
203-592-4876
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Pat Kennedy Dezso

Posted at 03:24pm
Mary, my deepest sympathy on the passing of Frank.May God comfort you and your family
at this time.
DF

David Federowicz

Posted at 02:58pm
Dear Mary: Please accept my sincere sympathies on the passing of Frank. With immediate family and extended family members to help you through this time, you will endure this emotional, turbulent event with the love, support and devotion of so many.

As I remember our time at Naugatuck High School, I use to josh Fuzzy calling him by his given name - Francis. In turn, Fuzzy responded "don't call me that". He and I enjoyed the special win over Ansonia in the annual Thanksgiving game, a win in our senior year after three years of disappointment.
Again, you will have the strength to celebrate Frank's life and all the joys both of you experienced.
Sincerely, Dave Federowicz



JP

Jim Pistarelli

Posted at 08:28pm
I'm saddened to learn of your passing, Frank. One of the old High Street crewis gone... My deepest condolences to your family.
ES

Eloise and Steve

Posted at 03:50pm
Mary and family, please accept our condolences on the loss of Frank. May you find peace in knowing that he is no longer suffering. May you find comfort in your memories. God bless and keep you healrhy. Eloise and Steve
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