Barbara B. Fazzone

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December 18, 2013 . Barbara Fazzone was born Minneapolis, Minnesota, Feb. 8, 1927 and died in North Branford, Connecticut, Dec. 18, 2013. Barbara was graduated from West High School in Minneapolis, Minnesota in 1944 then and attended Northwestern University in Evanston, Illinois for a time before joining her father in Bridgeport, Connecticut. There she met Pat Fazzone, her husband for 55 years. They resided in Fairfield, Connecticut where their sons Patrick and Jim grew up. Barbara spent a number of years working in the Admissions Department of Fairfield University. After their sons had finished their schooling, Pat and Barbara moved to a retirement area in Madison, Connecticut. She lived there until she moved recently to an assisted living facility in North Branford. Barbara was in avid traveler. Western Europe was her favorite destination and she and husband Pat stayed in a special village on the Italian Cote d’Azur where they spent some time each year. After Pat passed away she continued her annual trip to Europe with side visits to Australia to spend time with Patrick and his family near Sydney, and visits to Lake Elmo, Minnesota to be with Jim and Melissa. Barbara enjoyed art, particularly the collection at the Griswold Museum in Old Lyme where she became a docent. Regular trips to the City to view current art exhibitions were a big part of her life. Barbara is survived by her son, Patrick and his family, by son Jim and his wife, Melissa, by her brother Wayne Brock, and by family and friends too numerous to mention here. Barbara was a beautiful light in this world. Her optimistic and supporting nature made her a joy to be around. She will be missed by her family and her many friends. Family and friends may visit the Swan Funeral Home, 825 Boston Post Rd. Madison Monday December 23, at 2pm to celebrate Barbara’s Life. Interment will follow at West Cemetery in Madison. Please visit for condolences and tributes.


  • Celebration of Life Monday, December 23, 2013

Barbara B. Fazzone

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Jeanne Di Muzio

April 27, 2014

Fondly known to us as Fuzzy , Barbara was the face of Student Affairs for many years at Fairfield. A frequent tennis partner, she showed us young folks a thing or two. Such fond memories of a wonderful woman.

Marge Labinger

December 26, 2013

Barbara and I had a wonderful 35 year friendship starting at Fairfield U. I will miss her smiling face and everything about her. She was a very special lady. My sincere condolences to her family.

December 24, 2013

Our sincere deepest sympathy to the Fazzone family. Sorry we couldn't make it to the service today. God Bless Barbara!
Love, Connie & Butch Bates

Ginny Breiner

December 23, 2013

Barbara will be fondly remembered by all whow knew her. A good friend and co-worker at Fairfield University. Our deepest sincere condolences to her family & friends on the loss of such a fine, loving and genereous woman. We hope that all your happy memories bring comfort at this sad time.

We will miss her and our sincere thoughts to her family.

Best Wishes,
Marshall & Ginny Breiner

Vicky Thayer

December 22, 2013

I knew Barbara in the late 70's and remember her as a kind, bright woman who was warm, funny, well-read and who enjoyed her nightly walk after dinner with Pat Senior. She was delightful to talk with about books, travel, or her beloved sons, Patrick and Jim. I send my sincere sympathy to Pat and Jim and each of your families at this sad time.

December 21, 2013

Barbara was so full of life and plans to travel with her friend Jane Ann. She was active member of AAUW Shoreline Branch and a participant in many discussion groups. There was always a smile on her face and a great enthusiasm for life.She will be dearly missed by all her AAUW friends.
Marcia Myhre

December 21, 2013

My sympathy to Barbara's family, we docents at the Florence Griswold Museum will miss her warm and friendly personality. In sorrow,Charlotte Walters

December 21, 2013

I played tennis with Barbara for many years and she was such a delight to know and be around. Barbara always had a kind word to say about everyone. She will be missed by her many tennis friends around the area. Eda swanson Schmalz

December 21, 2013

Barbara was a much loved and appreciated volunteer at the ACT II Thrift Shop. We loved her way of interacting with shoppers, her commitment to our goals and her beautiful smile. We will miss her.

...from her many friends at ACT II

Lynn Riotte

December 21, 2013

I had the privilege of volunteering with Barbara at the Florence Griswold Museum. She was a lovely lady. My thoughts and prayers are with her family and friends.