Nick Fazzina passed away on August 1, 2020 in Bradenton, FL after a brief but valiant fight against Covid-19 and was kept separated from his loving wife and family who were not allowed
to be by his bedside.
Nick was born on August 4, 1931 in New Britain, CT to Sebastiano and Vincenza Fazzina, immigrants from a rural town on the outskirts of Syracuse, Sicily arriving in CT over 100 years
Nick graduated from Fitch High School in Groton, CT and went on to serve his country as a Navy Corpsman during the Korean War. Following a long and successful career in the restaurant business he semi-retired at age 62. He went on to work part time for many years thereafter, finally retiring and settling in Bradenton, FL in 2015.
Nick loved and valued his family and many friendships as well as music, dancing, traveling, history and movies. A true extrovert, he loved parties and family gatherings where he inevitably became the life of the party with his own comedy routine. However, one of his greatest regrets as being unable to fulfill his lifelong dream of cruising to Alaska because of the world wide pandemic.
He is survived by his loving wife of 44 years, Betsey, his children, Stephanie, Valerie, Jackie, Doug and Beth, all of Guilford, CT and stepson Matt of Rocky Mount, NC. Also his grandchildren, Kerry, Ryan, Taryn, David, Andrew, Rachel, Katherine, Ben, Annalise, Megan, Gage, Landen, Bryant and Capri and his great-grandchildren, Lilly, Schyuler and Charlie. Nick also leaves behind his many cousins, nieces, nephews and friends.
He is predeceased by his parents, a brother, Carmelo, his sisters, Lucy and Mary, his granddaughter, Justine and nieces, Linda and Dana.
His passing at this time in our country has left a hole in the hearts of his loved ones, especially because there can be no closure at this time.
Nick will be honored with a military funeral in CT, time and place to be announced, when it is safe to do so.
In lieu of flowers, should friends or family desire, donations may be made to Tidewell Hospice, St. Judes Children’s Hospital or a charity of your choice.
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