D'Esopo Funeral Chapel

277 Folly Brook Boulevard, Wethersfield, CT


Angela Maria Fazio

February 23, 1933March 5, 2020

Angela Maria (Brini) Fazio, 87, of Wethersfield, beloved wife for 54 years of the late Pietro Fazio, passed away peacefully on Thursday, March 5, 2020 surrounded by her loving family at Hartford Hospital. Born in Sepino, province of Campobasso, Italy on February 23, 1933, she was the daughter of the late Michele and Pasqualina Maria (Cusano) Brini and lived in West Hartford for many years before moving to Wethersfield. Angela worked in the kitchen at Conard High School in West Hartford for many years. She loved growing her own fruits and vegetables. Her passion for flowers could be seen by all who visited her home and beautiful gardens. Any guest to her home enjoyed her hospitality and delicious meals. Her greatest enjoyment of all was spending time with her loving family and friends. A loving mother and grandmother, Angela will be forever missed by her daughter, Rosina Marquis and husband Steven of Kensington and their children Ryan and Marisa, her son, Peter Fazio and partner Terence Pollard of Naples, FL. She is also survived by a sister, Cristina Ricciardone of Italy, as well as many nieces, nephews and extended family members. Besides her husband, she was predeceased by an infant son, Valentino Fazio and her sisters, Angelina Nowik, Antoinette Cusano and Rosina Brini. A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at 10 a.m. on Monday (March 9th) at the Church of the Incarnation, 544 Prospect Street, Wethersfield. Everyone is asked to please meet directly at the church. Burial will follow in Mt. St. Benedict Cemetery, Bloomfield. The family will receive relatives and friends from 2 - 5 p.m. on Sunday (March 8th) at the D'Esopo Funeral Chapel, 277 Folly Brook Blvd., Wethersfield. Memorial donations may be made in Angela’s memory to Brigham and Women's Hospital Development Office, 116 Huntington Ave., 3rd Floor, Boston, MA 02116. Please make check payable to Brigham and Women's Hospital and write Cardiology Department with her name in the memo. To share a memory of Angela with her family, please visit www.desopofuneralchapel.com.


  • Public Visitation Sunday, March 8, 2020
  • Mass of Christian Burial Monday, March 9, 2020
  • Burial Monday, March 9, 2020


Angela Maria Fazio

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Christine and Ted Benoit

March 8, 2020

So sorry to hear about your mom, Peter and Rosina - she was such a beautiful, generous, and loving person who warmed many hearts, including ours. Sending love and prayers- Christine, Ted, and Caroline.

Tom McKnight

March 8, 2020

Mrs. Fazio (Gilamarie) was like mom to me. During the time her son and I were together, she showed me what having a sweet Italian mom was like. She expressed her love in all the ways she knew how- in her cooking (all the cooking!), gardening (soooo many tomatoes and peppers and every other yummy vegetable), and flowers, all along the side and back of her home. I made many trips to the hospital, in Hartford and Boston to visit her with her son and family, and so I know how long she battled with her health; right from her first heart attack back in 2004. She loved and was loved back by so many family and friends. Her physical presence will be missed, but I can tell you that even though I haven’t been able to visit her in many years, her presence in my life has left (and will continue to leave) a lasting impression for the rest of my time here on Earth. Rest In Peace, Gilamarie. You are always loved.

Kimberley Nowik

March 8, 2020

"Auntie Mary" as I will always remember her, was my aunt by marriage. She always made me feel loved and welcome every time I saw her, with a hug, a kiss on the cheek and a kitchen full of food.

I will miss her very much and know that she is with her beloved husband "Uncle Pete" and her dearly loved sisters.

Rest in peace with love,
Kim Nowik

Rocco Sanzo

March 8, 2020

Rest in peace Zia Angela Maria. Say hello to Zio Pete and my mom and dad. One of my favorite memories is of a picture in my parents house on Crocker Ave. after you all attended one of many Santa Cristina parties and came over for a nightcap....the photo of the clock in the background said it all......2 A.M.

Margie Rotundo

March 6, 2020

Peter and Rosina,
We are so very sorry for the loss of an absolutely amazing woman. We loved your mom dearly and will miss her deeply. We are thankful for the many many beautiful memories we have with your mom! We are all truly blessed that she was a part of our family. We love you and your are in our thoughts and prayers!
Bobby, Margie & Nico

Lauren Moru

March 6, 2020

Gillamarie was such a warm, loving, kind hearted woman. I know she is at peace now and is back together with her husband in heaven. I will miss her dearly and will always keep her in my thought and prayers. Rest in peace Angela Fazio!

Bernie Niedzielski

March 6, 2020

Rozina and Peter, we’re so sorry to hear of your mom’s passing. Growing up next door on Levesque Ave I always remember her smiling face, her working in the garden, and the wonderful family gatherings in the back yard that we were often invited to. Our thoughts and prayers are with all of you. I wish we could be there to see you both.

Carmine Cusano

March 6, 2020

My second mom and maternal Aunty Mary for 53 years. Aunty Mary virtually raised me til I was a teenager. I was always with my cousins Rosina and Peter as a child growing up in West Hartford. Playing with them almost daily and spending summer vacations together. Aunty Mary took us to swimming lessons followed by Slurpees at the 7-11 across the street. My Ma Antoinette worked evenings and Aunty Mary and Uncle Pete, God Rest Their Souls virtually had me eat over for dinner every night Monday through Friday. As a child I remember her telling me how once I was grown I would forget about her and become preoccupied with my own life and wouldn’t come see her every day. She was sort of right. I didn’t go see her every day once grown. But I did go see her often.
A few months ago I had the chance to visit her convalescing in Newington CT and had the chance to remind her of when she told me that. She said she did her best. She’d did better. I told her that “I never forgot about all the things she did for me as a boy growing up and all the wonderful lunch and dinners she prepared for me” I told her I loved her and how much I appreciated it and would never ever forget it” God Bless You Aunty Mary. Gone but never forgotten. No more suffering with Zio Pietro and Nonna and Nonno in Heaven.
Love ❤️ Always,
Tuo Nipote Carmine

Debbie Bellusci

March 6, 2020

I have known Mrs. Fazio for 39 years, as I met Rosina when we were 14 and have maintained a solid friendship over the years. Mrs. Fazio had an abundance of support from her kids , due to her physical challenges over the last several years. She will be greatly missed by so many but she is at peace now .

All our love,

Debbie and Vinnie Bellusci

anne walker

March 6, 2020

A wonderful woman with a ready smile and kind heart. Will be greatly missed. I am certain that she went straight up to heaven in the arms of the angels.