Francis "Frank" "Fuzzy" Fazzino
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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.