UNADILLA — Augustine "Gus" J. Fazio, 65, of Unadilla, passed away peacefully, surrounded by his loving family, Tuesday evening, April 2, 2002, at his home.
He was born Jan. 29, 1937, in Brooklyn, the son of the late Agostino and Anna (Bucolla) Fazio.
He was married to Kathleen Mary Valentine on Dec. 3, 1960, in Morris.
He served in the United States Army from 1955 to 1958.
Gus was employed as an auto mechanic for the former Stilson Brother's service station in Unadilla, a self-employed trucker and a mechanic for Catskill Tractor, Inc., of Franklin.
He loved nature and the outdoors, was an avid hunter and enjoyed woodworking.
He will be remembered by his friends and family as the ultimate handyman.
Gus is survived by his wife, Kathleen Mary Fazio, of Unadilla; his son and daughter-in-law, James and Sandra Fazio of Unadilla; his daughter and son-in-law, Kathleen (Kate) and Kevin Theobald of Holly Springs, N.C., and daughter, Rebecca (Becky) Davy; his brothers and sisters-in-law, Thomas and Bonnie Fazio of Sarasota, Fla., Anthony and Jeri Fazio of Sarasota, Fla., and Joseph and Joan Fazio of Schenectady; his sisters, Frances Wilson of Sarasota, Fla., and Anna Lonstein of Brattleboro, Vt.; his grandchildren, Timothy, Jeffrey and Andrew Fazio, Cameron Theobald, Michaela, Joshua and Adam Davy; also several nieces and nephews.
He was predeceased by his brothers, Jerome and Michael Fazio; and a sister, Theresa Letizia.
A Mass of Christian Burial will be held Saturday, April 6, 2002, at Sacred Heart Church, Sidney, with the Rev. Gordon A. Polenz, pastor, officiating.
Burial will be later in Evergreen Hill Cemetery, Unadilla.
Friends may call at their convenience after 3 p.m., Friday, April 5, 2002, at the Westcott Funeral Home, 123 Main St., Unadilla. The family will be in attendance from 7 to 9 p.m.
Memorial contributions may be made to the Catskill Area Hospice, 542 Main St., Oneonta NY 13820.
Funeral arrangements are by the Westcott Funeral Home, Unadilla.
Published in The Daily Star on April 4, 2002.
Find A Grave Memorial for Augustine J. Fazio
PS I know his brother Michael is buried at Hillington Cemetery in Morris NY as well as several more
family members. Somewhere, I have photos of their headstones and will add the links when I find them.