Regina Mary Fabrizio Tompkins
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Beacon - Regina Mary Fabrizio Tompkins,
On this day, April 5, 2013, Regina was gently taken into the arms of our Father, our Lord, Jesus Christ, surrounded by her loving family.
Regina was born on February 11, 1934, to Guiseppe P. Fabrizio and Gennoveffa Stella Canino Fabrizio.
She was one of thirteen children...
Regina just turned 79 years young.
Born and raised in Beacon, both "mom and dad", had met in the summer of June 1950 and began dating. Regina and Stanton worked together at the Ole Kartergainers Hat Company, in Beacon.
In February of 1951, Dad was drafted into the US Army and one month later, they were engaged to be married. On dad's first furlow home, Regina and Stanton were married on June 16, 1951 at St. Luke's Episcopal Church, Beacon, Rev. A.O. Tritsch officiated the ceremony. Then off to the service to finish dad's tour. Soon after they began their family, and had four children.
"When we were young kids" mom belonged to the PTA, at Forrestal Elementary School. She enjoyed being involved with the school. Mom was a "Great" Mom, from taking us to school, to carting around an entire baseball team, to work, to dance classes, to the ski races. She was truly a caring supportive, and most loving mom. And for that she will be greatly missed.
Regina also worked for Grand Union Co. in Beacon for several years and at the Pergament Home Center in Fishkill.
Although, Regina's first passion in life was her children and family she had another passion in life which was her four German Shepards, Collie and Black Lab, not to mention her cats. She was their "Angel" and they loved her back greatly. Regina's third passion was bowling. Mom was an avid bowler and enjoyed every moment. She bowled at Touponse Bowling Lanes, in Beacon, Fishkill Bowl, Fishkill, and at Pat Tarsio Lanes, in Newburgh. These were "special" memories for mom. Bowling with her sisters, daughter, and so many friends, "we all" have these special memories with you mom xoxo. Regina is survived by her husband, Stanton C. Tompkins of Beacon, and their children; Stanton T. Tompkins and fiance Ann Marie Clarke of Charlotte, NC, Wayne J. Tompkins and wife Lori of Poughkeepsie, one daughter, Cheri J. Tompkins-Arquilla and her fiance George J. Carrozzelli of Beacon, three sisters, Rosemarie (Rome) Lawson of Henderson, NV, Stella Conners of Newburgh, Dolores (Dolly) and Michael Stack of Haverhill, MA, two brothers, Rudolf V. and Hazel Fabrizio of Long Island, Romolo Fabrizio of New Windsor. Grandchildren: Tracy Tompkins Townsend and Scott of Wappingers Falls, Jason Tompkins of Wappingers Falls, Courtney and Jamie Causey of Monroe, NC., Shannon Tompkins of Charlotte, NC., Cara Tompkins and Seth Brause of Charlotte, NC., Stanton T. Tompkins II, of Charlotte, NC., Arika A. Arquilla and Christopher Shaw of Middletown, Theresa and Wayne Tompkins of Poughkeepsie.
Great Grandchildren: David Ott and Dawson Causey of Monroe, NC., Kyleigh and Morgan Tompkins of Charlotte, NC., Johny and Gianna Powlis of Charlotte, NC, Stanton Tompkins III of Charlotte, NC, Mason Tompkins of Wappingers Falls, and Ava Tompkins of Wappingers Falls.
One godson, Stephen and Tracy Pavalovic of Spartenberg, SC.,
Several nieces, nephews and cousins.
Regina is predeceased by; her loving son Charles Gifford Tompkins of Beacon, one great grandchild Jacob Townsend of Wappingers Falls, brothers and sisters: Florence, Joseph, Luigi, Genoveffa, Genevieve, Anthony, and Frank.
A Memorial Service will be held Sunday, April 28, 2013 at 3:00pm at St. Luke's Episcopal Church Wollcott Ave. Beacon, NY. Fr. Edwin Cromey will officiate.
Interment will be private and at the convenience of the family.
In lieu of flowers memorial contributions can be made to Animal Rescue Foundation PO Box 1129, Beacon, NY 12508, or to the family.
To leave a condolence online please visit libbyfuneralhome.com
Arrangements are under the direction of Jarett D. Quick at Libby Funeral Home, Inc. 55 Teller Ave. Beacon, NY 12508 (845) 831-0179.
Libby Funeral Home Inc
55 Teller Ave Beacon, NY 12508
Published in the Poughkeepsie Journal on Apr. 27, 2013