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Rosemary T. Fazio

March 17 , 2019

Rosemary T. FazioRosemary T. Fazio, 93, of Watertown passed away at her home surrounded by family and under the care of Hospice on Sunday evening, March 17, 2019.

Calling hours will be held at Cummings Funeral Service, Inc., Watertown on Friday, March 22, from 4 - 7 pm. The funeral mass will be celebrated at St. Anthony's Church on Saturday, March 23, at noon with Rev. Christopher Looby, pastor, presiding, followed by burial in Glenwood Cemetery.

Rosemary was born in Watertown on July 31, 1925, the daughter of Francis and Anna Netto Tauroney. She was a 1943 graduate of Watertown High School. On Mary 26, 1956 she married Peter Fazio, Jr. at St. Anthony's Church. Mr. Fazio passed away on October 27, 2016.

She began her career as a legal secretary at Green, Wolfbaum & Ernest Law Firm in Manhattan. After returning to Watertown, she worked for Attorney Ted Charlebois and later retired from Mott & Wiltse Law Firm. She was a communicant of St. Anthony's Church and a member of the Altar and Rosary Society. Rosemary was a past president and member of the Italian American Civic Association Ladies Auxiliary and was very active with Bravo Fest.

She is survived by her three children, Peter J. Fazio, Watertown, Susan F. Holeman and husband, E. Roy, Guffin Bay, and Steven M. Fazio and wife, Ellen, Penn Yan; eight grandchildren, Amy McMurchie, Danielle Cosey, Sean Fazio, Elizabeth Lewis, Jacob Holeman, Lucas Holeman, Nicholas Fazio, and Sara Fazio; nine great-grandchildren; sister, Ret. Col. Teresa J. Tauroney, Melbourne, FL. Along with her husband, Rosemary was predeceased by her daughter-in-law, Kim Le Fazio and brother, Francis Tauroney.

In lieu of flowers, donations in her name may be made to either St. Anthony's Church, 850 Arsenal St. or Hospice of Jefferson County, 1398 Gotham St., both in Watertown, NY 13601. Online condolences to her family may be posted at www.cummingsfuneral.com.


#8 Tim Siver 2019-03-22 16:25
Pete,Steve and Sue, it saddens me to hear of the loss of your mom. I have many fond memories of time spent at your family home and her infectious laugh. I hope you all find peace that she now is reunited with your dad. My prayers go out to your family on such a difficult time. May she rest in peace.
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#7 Mary A. Wasilewski 2019-03-21 16:43
Pete, Sue, and Steve, I am so sorry to hear of the loss of your Mom. Am keeping all of you in my thoughts and prayers. My love to all of you and your families.

Mary Anne Darling Wasilewski
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#6 Cheryl Priest 2019-03-21 13:01
It was truly a joy to know and care for Rosemary. Her family were attentive and lovingly showered affection on her to the very end. I learned so much in their company. They were so supportive even of the caretakers. That kind of love is rare these days. I’m so blessed knowing that she is no longer suffering. I look forward to meeting her in the glory land someday. God’s richest blessing to all.
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#5 Scott L Flipse 2019-03-20 10:09
Pete, I wanted to let you know just how sorry Karen and I were to here about the loss of your Mom, but we know she is dancing in the "Pearly Gates and Streets of Gold." Your Mom was an awesome lady and will be sorely missed. It was truly and honor and a privilege to get to know her. If you need anything now or in the future, please do not hesitate to let us know. Please know that we will be praying for you and your entire family. Scott & Karen
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#4 Judy Hamm 2019-03-20 09:27
My condolences to the family … prayers for all during this difficult time …
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#3 Lynn and Randy Roy 2019-03-20 09:13
Our sincere condolences to Sue, Roy and family. It was obvious from Sue's stories that Mrs. Fazio had lifelong wit and zest for life . She raised a wonderful family who share her values. May your wonderful memories sustain you through this loss.
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#2 Donna Pooler 2019-03-19 14:37
My sincere condolences to Peter, Steven and Susan: I have many great memories of working with and spending time with your mom. We have many laughs through the years. I ran across a picture a little while ago of both of us on snowmobiles in Evans Mills. I had dressed her in my husband's snowmobile jacket and hat .
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#1 Tim Austin 2019-03-19 13:31
Rosemary Fazio, "Ma", was one of the sweetest and kindest souls I've ever had the pleasure to have known. She was an incredibly loving person, and she had a knack of making someone, anyone, "feel special". But SHE was the special one. She had a grace about her that's rarely seen, and I will carry the sound of her cheerful laugh in my heart for as long as I live. My life was that much better with her in it. She will be missed terribly by her family, and all of us who loved her so.
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