OBITUARY

Carl Fonzo

April 21, 1923March 27, 2018
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Carl Fonzo, 94, of Liberty, N.C. passed away peacefully on Tuesday, March 27, 2018, at The Randolph Hospice House in Asheboro, N.C.

He was the second child of four siblings, born on April 21, 1923, in Orsogna, Italy. He attended Mt. Pleasant Baptist Church in Staley, N.C.

The family will receive friends on Friday, March 30, 2018, from 1-3 p.m. and 6-8 p.m. at Loflin Funeral Home, Liberty, N.C. and other times at his home. The funeral service will be held Saturday, March 31, 2018, at 2 p.m. at Mt. Pleasant Baptist Church, 7103 Sandy Creek Church Road, Staley, N.C., with the Rev. Jimmy Austin and Rev. Wayne Dunn officiating.

At the age of 16 in 1939, Carl traveled via ship from Italy to New York. He followed his father, Giovanni ‘John’ and brother, Joseph to Philadelphia. His mother, Carmela Cipollone Fonzo and younger brother, Jerry came later. Two years later in 1943 he moved to Flushing, N.Y. where he was drafted into the U.S Army in World War II, without benefit of U.S. citizenship. He served 34 months with the 126th Infantry, 32nd Division as an Army medic. While in New Guinea, in 1944, he received his U.S. Citizenship. On Christmas Day, 1945, he returned home and two years later he met Virginia Butler who had moved to New York City from Liberty, N.C. They married July 25, 1951. Carl owned two barbershops in New York in the 1960s. In 1970 he left barbering and began his 18-year career with the Department of Parks and Recreation, Nassau County, Long Island, New York. In 1988 he retired and moved with Virginia to Liberty, N.C. He worked at Liberty Oil part-time pumping gas until he was 86 years old.

He was the son of the late Giovanni and Carmela Cipollone Fonzo and was also preceded in death by his wife, Jessie ‘Virginia’ Butler Fonzo; his sister, Ann Marie Santarsiere; and brother, Joseph Fonzo.

Carl is survived by daughters, Doreen Fonzo of Charleston, S.C., Judy Bianco (Jerry) of Liberty and Francine Fonzo of Concord, N.C.; four granddaughters, Ashlee Birkler and Lindsay Stewart (Corey) of Spring Hill, Fla., Jenna Bruscino (Daniel) and Leah Bianco of Liberty; four great-grandsons, Tyler Hughes, Brandon Stewart, Lorenzo and Luca Bruscino; brother, Jerry Fonzo (Marilyn) of Baldwin, N.Y.; sisters-in-law, Emma Fonzo of Casselberry, Fla. and Ruth Butler of Burlington, N.C.; brother-in-law, Howard Cheek of Liberty. He will be missed by many nieces, nephews and cousins who loved him dearly.

Please take a moment to remember Carl’s generous and kindhearted spirit. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Mt. Pleasant Baptist Church, 7103 Sandy Creek Church Road, Staley, NC 27355, or Hospice of Randolph County, P.O. Box 9, Asheboro, NC 27204-0009.

Please share your thoughts and memories with the Fonzo family at www.LoflinFH.com.

Loflin Funeral Home in Liberty is honored to serve the Fonzo family.

  • FAMILY

  • Giovanni Fonzo, Father
  • Carmela Cipollone Fonzo, Mother
  • Jessie "Virginia" Butler Fonzo, Wife
  • Ann Marie Santarsiere, Sister
  • Joseph Fonzo, Brother
  • Doreen Fonzo, Daughter
  • Judy Bianco, Daughter
  • Jerry Bianco, Son-in-law
  • Francine Fonzo, Daughter
  • Ashlee Birkler, Granddaughter
  • Lindsay Stewart, Granddaughter
  • Corey Stewart, Grandson-in-law
  • Jenna Bruscino, Granddaughter
  • Daniel Bruscino, Grandson-in-law
  • Leah Bianco, Granddaughter
  • Tyler Hughes, Great Grandson
  • Brandon Stewart, Great Grandson
  • Lorenzo Bruscino, Great Grandson
  • Luca Bruscino, Great Grandson
  • Jerry Fonzo, Brother
  • Marilyn Fonzo, Sister-in-law
  • Emma Fonzo, Sister-in-law
  • Ruth Butler, Sister-in-law
  • Howard Cheek, Brother-in-law
  • Carl also leaves behind many nieces, nephews, and cousins who loved him dearly.
  • DONATIONS

  • Mt. Pleasant Baptist Church
  • Hospice of Randolph County

Services

  • Visitation Friday, March 30, 2018
  • Funeral Service Saturday, March 31, 2018
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Kathy Helmns

March 30, 2018

Some of my fondest childhood memories were spent with your family & I will cherish them always. Your dad will be deeply missed. Our thoughts and prayers are with you and your family.

Kathy & Bob

Janet Hill

March 30, 2018

Carl was such a sweet man, he will be missed. Keeping your family in our prayers.
Love,
Jimmy and Janet Hill

Bonnie Layton Donnell

March 29, 2018

I enjoyed talking with Carl as he pumped my gas .. He was a super nice man . Rest in peace Carl .

Susie Jones

March 29, 2018

Such a wonderful man, our thoughts and prayers are with all the family, love James and susie

Jaimie Flack

March 29, 2018

Doreen,

Thinking of you during this sad time for your family. Cherish your memories.

Jaimie & Bill

Linda Shannon

March 29, 2018

Carl was a great person and will be greatly missed. Lots of love and prayers being sent to family and friends at this difficult time. 💕🙏

Carol Stevenson

March 28, 2018

So sorry for your loss. Carl was a special man, so kind to everyone. I will never forget him. He was a customer of the bank I worked for.

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Biography

Carl Fonzo, 94, of Liberty, N.C. passed away peacefully on Tuesday, March 27, 2018, at The Randolph Hospice House in Asheboro, N.C.
He was the second child of four siblings, born on April 21, 1923, in Orsogna, Italy. He attended Mt. Pleasant Baptist Church in Staley, N.C.
The family will receive friends on Friday, March 30, 2018, from 1-3 p.m. and 6-8 p.m. at Loflin Funeral Home, Liberty, N.C. and other times at his home. The funeral service will be held Saturday, March 31, 2018, at 2 p.m. at Mt. Pleasant Baptist Church, 7103 Sandy Creek Church Road, Staley, N.C., with the Rev. Jimmy Austin and Rev. Wayne Dunn officiating.
At the age of 16 in 1939, Carl traveled via ship from Italy to New York. He followed his father, Giovanni ‘John’ and brother, Joseph to Philadelphia. His mother, Carmela Cipollone Fonzo and younger brother, Jerry came later. Two years later in 1943 he moved to Flushing, N.Y. where he was drafted into the U.S Army in World War II, without benefit of U.S. citizenship. He served 34 months with the 126th Infantry, 32nd Division as an Army medic. While in New Guinea, in 1944, he received his U.S. Citizenship. On Christmas Day, 1945, he returned home and two years later he met Virginia Butler who had moved to New York City from Liberty, N.C. They married July 25, 1951. Carl owned two barbershops in New York in the 1960s. In 1970 he left barbering and began his 18-year career with the Department of Parks and Recreation, Nassau County, Long Island, New York. In 1988 he retired and moved with Virginia to Liberty, N.C. He worked at Liberty Oil part-time pumping gas until he was 86 years old.
He was the son of the late Giovanni and Carmela Cipollone Fonzo and was also preceded in death by his wife, Jessie ‘Virginia’ Butler Fonzo; his sister, Ann Marie Santarsiere; and brother, Joseph Fonzo.
Carl is survived by daughters, Doreen Fonzo of Charleston, S.C., Judy Bianco (Jerry) of Liberty and Francine Fonzo of Concord, N.C.; four granddaughters, Ashlee Birkler and Lindsay Stewart (Corey) of Spring Hill, Fla., Jenna Bruscino (Daniel) and Leah Bianco of Liberty; four great-grandsons, Tyler Hughes, Brandon Stewart, Lorenzo and Luca Bruscino; brother, Jerry Fonzo (Marilyn) of Baldwin, N.Y.; sisters-in-law, Emma Fonzo of Casselberry, Fla. and Ruth Butler of Burlington, N.C.; brother-in-law, Howard Cheek of Liberty. He will be missed by many nieces, nephews and cousins who loved him dearly.
Please take a moment to remember Carl’s generous and kindhearted spirit. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Mt. Pleasant Baptist Church, 7103 Sandy Creek Church Road, Staley, NC 27355, or Hospice of Randolph County, P.O. Box 9, Asheboro, NC 27204-0009.
Please share your thoughts and memories with the Fonzo family at www.LoflinFH.com.
Loflin Funeral Home in Liberty is honored to serve the Fonzo family.