Rose P. Fazzina, 91, died on September 20, 2020. She was the widow of Francis P. Fazzina, her high school sweetheart. Rose was born in New Britain, CT, on Oct. 14, 1928, the daughter of Philip and Sylvia Papa. She graduated from Teachers College of Connecticut and became an elementary school teacher for many years before stopping to raise three children. Rose also attended Aquinas College in Grand Rapids where she studied art history. Rose derived great comfort from her Catholic faith. In addition, she loved cooking, reading from her extensive collection of art books, and, of course, her family. Rose is survived by her daughter, Rebecca Fazzina Boudes (Pol), her sons Francis and Christopher (Linda), her five grandchildren, and her sister, MaryAnn Barbieri. Mass of Christian Burial will be held 10:00 AM Wednesday, September 23, 2020 at St. Paul the Apostle Parish, 2750 Burton St SE, Grand Rapids, MI 49546. Fr. Peter Damian presiding. Memorial contributions may be made to Meals on Wheels of Western Michigan, 2900 Wilson Ave., SW, Suite 500, Grandville, MI. 49418 or to Helen DeVos Children’s Hospital, c/o Spectrum Health Foundation, 100 Michigan, NE, Grand Rapids, MI 49503.
Your mom gave me some amazing advice when I was a teenager. I will always love her for it.
She was a wonderful, dear neighbor- always smiling, always gentle. She will be missed.
Remembering Rose with great fondness and praying she is in peace at last. Wishing all the Fazzina family much love and through the sadness and loss, the joy of happy memories.
Sorry for your loss ! Rose was a wonderful first cousin who will be dearly missed. I spent many a day over Uncle Phil’s house with Rose .
May she Rest In Peace. God bless !