We are deeply sorry for your loss - the staff at Erickson-Hansen Funeral Home of Berlin
Lorenzo Fazio (aka Larry or Pops) age 83, Widow to Barbara Fazio since 1998 where they lived in Burlington, CT. Lorenzo leaves behind his significant other, Elsie Paonessa where they had lived in New Britain, CT. Lorenzo passed away after a long battle of Alzheimer's in Wallingford Connecticut at Masonicare nursing home with family support.
Lorenzo was born on August 30, 1937 in Ferrazzano/Compobasso, Italy to the late parents Antonio Fazio and Maria Teresa Carlone. From Italy, Lorenzo migrated to New Britain, Connecticut. Lived in Rocky Hill for a short period of time and then spent many of his Middle age years in Burlington Connecticut. He returned back to New Britain, Connecticut during his senior years. During the last few years of his illness with his daughter in Milford Connecticut and finally his lasts months in Wallingford at the Masonicare nursing home.
He started his working years initially in factory work: Stanley Works in New Britain, Ct and New Departure in Bristol, Ct before starting his vocational trade of Construction which carried him throughout his retirement. Initially learning the trade from Don Odenwaelder who he became great friends both Don and his family. Proudly co-owning a construction business with his brother Angelo called Fazio Construction, eventually bringing his sons into the trade Larry and Joe. Then proudly watching his sons continue the business post his retirement.
Lorenzo was a devoted Catholic initially in New Britain, Rocky Hill, Burlington, Litchfield and then back in New Britain.
Lorenzo had a strong devotion to family, hard working and genuinely a kind man. He was a man who was always ready to lend a hand and could fix anything. He held memberships with both the Blue Chips Club as well as the Campobasso Society. He enjoyed many guys trips for hunting or just comradery in upper state New York where he loved the solace of the very rural area. He also enjoyed his neighbors and friends from the Old Colony Beach Association in Old Lyme. He loved hunting. Always appreciated cowboy movies especially Clint Eastwood. Lorenzo was a faithful Red Sox fan. Was a great dance partner. He was natural with caring for animals having dogs, cats, chickens, pheasants and even at two different times foe's. Most importantly Lorenzo/Larry was known and adored for his loud voice and catchy phrases.
Lorenzo had six siblings: the late Carmen Fazio and wife Rose, the late Filomena Grosso and her late husband Pino, the late Beata Ceferratti and husband Donato, Maria Dieli and her husband Jim, Anna Dieli and her husband Emanuel and Angelo Fazio and his wife Anna.
Dad/Pops will be dearly missed by is Son Larry Fazio and wife Kim of Burlington, Ct. His son, Joe Fazio and wife, Louisa Of Wethersfield, Ct and his daughter Teresa Fazio Winters and her husband John of Milford Ct.
He will additionally be missed by his late wife Barbara's children especially Maryann and Jace Matway of Rocky Hill, Ct and his significant other, Elsie's children Frank and Vita Paonessa of Cromwell, Ct, Rosanne and Michael Laucella of Long Island, and Dean and Karen Paonessa of Georgia.
Lorenzo also known as Grampa and Nonno is leaving behind eight beloved grandchildren, Tarra and Jason Matway, Vinny and Val Fazio, Avery and Logan Fazio, Giovanni and Gavin Winters.
Lorenzo leaves behind great grandchildren, nieces, nephews, cousins and many more adored extended family and friends.
The family is grateful for the help and care Lorenzo received during these last few years from his aides: Monica, Angela, and Rose, the Milford Senior Center, the Partnership Adult Center and Masonicare Nursing Home.
Visitation hours will be held on Thursday August 26th from 4pm - 7pm at Erickson-Hansen Funeral Home of Berlin, 111 Chamberlain Hwy, Kensington, CT. Funeral services will be held on Friday August 27th at 11 am at the Funeral Home, followed by a Mass of Christian Burial at 12 PM at St. Ann Church in New Britain. Burial will follow in St. Mary Cemetery.