(1926-2013) - Rosemarie (Longhi) Fazio, 87, passed away peacefully on Friday, October 18, 2013 surrounded by her loving family. She was born in Springfield, the daughter of the late Nicola and Rose (Cerimele) Longhi. She was a resident of Agawam for many years. Rosemarie graduated from the High School of Commerce. Rosemarie was a communicant of St. John the Evangelist Church, a member of the Catholic Women’s Club and the Over 65 Club for many years. She was employed by the former Valley Bank in Springfield for five years and retired from Northeast Utilities Company in 1991 after twenty years of service. During her retirement years she spent many happy hours working with the children at the Shriner’s Hospital.
Rosemarie was predeceased by her husband of twenty years, Felix Fazio who died in 1966. She leaves two sons and their wives, Anthony and Jane Fazio of Feeding Hills, Michael and Louise Fazio of Midland, Michigan, a granddaughter, Melisa Fazio of Boulder, CO, a grandson and his wife, Michael and Anna Fazio of Midland, Michigan, and a brother, Nicholas Longhi of Agawam and his family. She was predeceased by another brother, Felix Longhi.
A private funeral was held on Saturday and the burial was in St. Michael’s Cemetery in Springfield. The Fazio family would like to express their appreciation to the staff at Heritage Hall East for all their wonderful care and support, and also Hospice of Baystate Health. Agawam Funeral Home is in charge.