1923 - 2004
Obituary of Fernando Fasolilli
Mr. Fernando A. Fasolilli
Herkimer - Mr. Fernando A. Red Fasolilli, 81, of 121 W. Steele St passed away Wednesday, October 13, 2004 peacefully in his home with his family by his side.
He was born in Herkimer on February 22, 1923, the son of the late Alexander and Ascenza Foggia Fasolilli and attended Herkimer schools. Red served with the US Army during WWII with the 409th Infantry Regiment 103rd Division in the European Theater and particpated in the battles of Central Europe and the Rhineland and was Honorably Discharged on April 3, 1946 with the rank of Sergeant. He was married to Jennie Kinney on September 2, 1950 in St. Anthony´s Church By Rev. Gustav Purficato. Mr. Fasolilli was a Heavy Equipment Operator for Village Of Herkimer for many years until his retirement in 1983. He was a Communicant of Sts. Anthony And Joseph Church and a member V.F.W Post #4915, Herkimer.
Red is survived by his beloved wife, Jennie Fasolilli; two daughters & sons in law, Janice & John Szuba and Mary Ann & Richard Ruggiero all of Herkimer; one son & daughter in law, Alexander & Linda Fasolilli of Herkimer; two sisters & brothers in law, Mary & Edwin Dawidowicz of E. Herkimer and Gilda & Robert Murphy of Herkimer; his grandchildren, Joanne & her husband, Ryan De Mars, Jessica Szuba, Christopher & his wife, Vickie Ford, Jennifer Szuba, Carolyn Ruggiero and Erin Fasolilli; three great grandchild, Nicholas Fernando Ford, Megan Szuba and Michael De Mars; his in laws, Mary & Salvatore Natarelli of Little Falls, Catherine Filippi of Rochester and Victoria Surace of Herkimer and several nieces, nephews and cousins. He was predeceased by one brother, Anthony Fasolilli.
His funeral will be held Monday morning with full Military Honors at 9:15 AM from the Petykiewicz, Iocovozzi, & Burns Funeral Home, 329 S. Washington St. Herkimer and at 10:00 AM in Sts. Anthony And Joseph Church where a Mass of Christian Burial will be Celebrated by the Rev. Anthony Ligato, Pastor. Interment will be in Calvary Cemetery. Calling Hours will be Sunday from 4-8 at the Petykiewicz, Iocovozzi, & Burns Funeral Home. Members of the VFW will meet Sunday evening at 7:00 at the funeral home for services.
Fernando´s family would like to express their sincere appreciation to Dr. Sudershan Dang, Dr. Dinesh Bhat, Dr. Komgrit Chukiert, the nurses and staff of Hospice Care especially Judy, Howard and Vicky, Herkimer County Public Heath especially Joanna and Linda, Rural Metro Ambulance, Little Falls Ambulance and Movac for the wonderful care shown to him during his illness and passing.
We, at the Iocovozzi Funeral Homes, are proud to be family owned & operated.
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