OBITUARY

Joseph F. Fazzio

July 13, 1934July 7, 2018
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Joseph F. Fazzio passed away at his home on Saturday, July 7, 2018 at the age of 83. Beloved husband of the late Beverly Fazzio. Loving father of Tommy Fazzio (Brenda), Virgie Vegh (Mark) and the late Joseph Fazzio Jr. Son of the late Carlo Fazzio and Josephine Conzonere Fazzio. Brother of the late Marie F. Kable. Proud grandfather of 5 grandchildren and 3 great grandchildren. Also survived by nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends. Joseph was born on July 13, 1934 in New Orleans, LA and was a longtime resident of St. Bernard Parish. He will be forever remembered and deeply missed by his family and friends. Relatives and friends are invited to attend a visitation to be held at ST. BERNARD MEMORIAL FUNERAL HOME, 701 W. Virtue St., Chalmette, LA on Saturday, July 14, 2018 from 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM. A Funeral Mass will begin at 12:00 PM. He will be laid to rest in Greenwood Cemetery, New Orleans, LA. In lieu of flowers, please consider a donation to the Lighthouse for the Blind, www.lighthouselouisiana.org in memory of Joseph.

Services

  • Visitation Saturday, July 14, 2018
  • Funeral Mass Saturday, July 14, 2018
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Joseph F. Fazzio

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Kim McDonald Zahn

July 21, 2018

I loved the biography of my Uncle Joe. Too often we don't share the real person but this one did. To be honest I do remember him, when I was younger, as being a hot head, yelling at Tommy and Joey. But I also remember him mellowing out (some) as time went on and life took its toll. I also learned a lot of things from his early life that I did not know. My thoughts are with Virgie and Mark, Tommy and Brenda, he will be missed. "...one thing I know, that, whereas I was blind, now I see." John 9:25

Laurie Surla

July 11, 2018

I remember Mr. Joe (and Mrs. Beverly) as such a friendly and jolly couple. I can still hear Mr. Joe saying to my dad, "Looka dat Al" or "Hey Janice" to my mom. When we got our very first microwave in the late 70s, Mr. Joe and Mrs. Beverly sat around the microwave with us as we all kept our eyes glued to the lighted glass door watching a potato and egg being cooked. That is one of the most unforgettable moments for me.

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Biography

Joe was a hard worker all his life. As a child, he worked with his father planting vegetables and bringing them to the French Market to sell. He shook the mulberry tree for his mother and grandmother to make mulberry wine and he chopped wood for the wood burning stove for his mother and grandmother to bake 7 loaves of bread on Mondays. As a young man, he worked at a gas station and various construction jobs, he also worked at Godchaux's where he met his wife Beverly. As time went on, he partnered with two other businessmen to form a company and after several years became the sole owner of “Fazzio Excavating".

He was always working, so much that even family vacations included surveying future job opportunities. Needless to say, he was a workaholic. He was a hot head and a very demanding individual, but he was a good provider for his family and enjoyed life in general.

He would travel over an hour just to try a new restaurant that someone said was good. If the restaurant wasn't good, the chef would hear about it. And if his Steak wasn't cooked all the way through, it went back to the kitchen. He loved talking about food and cooking later in his adult life. He enjoyed cooking for workers on his job sites. He enjoyed good Italian bread, pasta and cannolis. He enjoyed having family and friends over for holidays and Friday night seafood boils and fish fries. He loved New Year's Eve celebrating with his big spectacular fireworks. He was lucky at the slot machines. He loved the Saints when they were winning, but had nothing good to say when they lost. He knew someone everywhere he went. He even had his 15 minutes on movie fame in the movie "Obsession" with Cliff Robertson. That too was related to his business.

He had numerous sad times and hardships, losing a wife and son, Katrina, diabetes and losing his eye sight. He overcame and pushed through his hardships and remained hopeful that he would one day regain his eye sight.

Rest in Peace