Renzo John Fazzuoli, 91, formerly of Eastview Road in Hopkinton, died peacefully July 10 at UMass Memorial Hospital in Worcester. He was the loving and devoted husband for 70 years of Frances Salvo Fazzuoli.
Renzo was born in New Haven, Connecticut, on July 13, 1931, to the late Gaetano and Maria Suffredini Fazzuoli. He served his country with honor during the Korean War as a member of the U.S. Army. After being discharged, he resumed work at the former New Haven Dairy and later Sealtest Ice Cream, where he worked for an accomplished 52 years, the last 40 spent at the plant in Framingham, where he ended his career as senior project engineer. Renzo’s expertise was well regarded in the industry, and he was responsible for designing production machinery for Ben & Jerry’s first ice cream plant in Waterbury, Vermont.
Renzo had a passion for the outdoors and spent countless days camping, fishing and hunting, for which his two sons were often a part. In his retirement, he mastered the skill of making bamboo fishing rods and produced many of them through the years — each a work of art. Renzo was liked by everyone and known for his generosity.
Renzo was the beloved father of David Fazzuoli and wife Gail Fazzuoli, and John Fazzuoli and wife Despina Fazzuoli; devoted grandfather of Lauren Fazzuoli, Sofia Fazzuoli, Anthony Fazzuoli and Nico Fazzuolil; and brother of the late Steve Fazzuoli and the late Rita DeMasi. Renzo’s kind soul will be missed by all.
Visiting hours will be held Saturday, July 15, from 8:30-9:30 a.m. in the Iovanne Funeral Home, 11 Wooster Place, New Haven. A Mass of Christian burial will be celebrated in Blessed Michael McGivney Parish at St. Michael Church at 10. Burial will follow in All Saints Cemetery.
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