On Thursday, April 1 2021, Charles Fazio passed away at the age of 81. Charles was on born on March 29, 1940 in Boston to Philip and Helen Fazio. While serving in the Navy he met the love of his life, Dorothy, who he married in October 17, 1964.
Charles will be lovingly remembered by his wife of 56 years, Dorothy, and his children, Philip (Terri), Paul (Kim), Laura (John) Schaefer, Catherine, Matthew (Katie), and David (Heather). Charles will also be fondly remembered by his fourteen grandchildren, Brady, Camron, Matt, Alex, Katie, Jacob, Olivia, Casey, Morgan, Marshall, Isabella, Casey, Dominic, and Luciano, two great grandchildren Dawson and Easton and numerous nieces and nephews. Charles is also survived by his brother Robert (Judy). Charles is proceeded in death by his parents Philip and Helen Fazio and sister Patricia Fazio.
Charles Philip Fazio was a lively man whose amiable spirit permeated through everyone he loved and connected with. He was a lover of classical music. While going on rides, he would hum to the up and down of the beautiful instruments vibrating through the cab of his truck. Charlie loved singing and was in the church choir as a young child and adult. He was also a lover of reading, always with a book in his hand or next to him. Charlie worked all his life and enjoyed the social aspect of his job, talking to customers and coworkers. Being the social butterfly he was, work was very dear to him. He was a lover of eating and complimented his wife’s cooking with “Mhm baby, this is so good!” every single time he ate her food, smacking his lips and going for seconds (and sometimes thirds).
Charlie had a gentle giant spirit to him. People knew it was him walking down the hall of his home with his booming footsteps, hums and whistles floating through the air. His Bostonian accent was remembered and emulated with a smile as everybody that talked about him blurred out the “r” in his name to emphasize his east coast home.
Charles’ spirited energy lingered with the people he encountered, leaving an impression of a happy and energetic man whose life was full of family and loved ones.
Per his wishes cremation will take place.
A visitation will be held 1 hour prior to the 10:00 AM Memorial Mass Friday May 14, 2021 at St Anthony De Padua in South Bend, In.
Memorial Contributions may be given to any local Veterans assistant programs in your area.
Elkhart Cremation Services has been entrusted with the arrangements.
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