Elisa Catherine Fazio

Elisa "Elsie" Catherine (Novembrino) Fazio, Clarks Summit, died Sunday at Commonwealth Hospice of NEPA after a brief illness. She was the widow of the late Alphonso Vincent Fazio. The couple had been married more than 54 years.

Born in Scranton, daughter of the late Eliso and Lucy (Gallichi) Novembrino, she lived in Clarks Summit for more than 50 years, and was formerly of West Scranton. She was a graduate of West Scranton High School, and a member of Our Lady of the Snows Parish, Clarks Summit.

A devoted wife and loving mother, grandmother and great-grandmother, she cherished her family, and was a friendly and kind person to all she met. Her genuine kindness will be sadly missed.

The family wishes to express their sincere gratitude and appreciation to the dedicated staff of Commonwealth Hospice of NEPA, especially Chrissy Jacoby and Karen Welcome, for their compassionate care.

Surviving are a daughter, Mary Ann F. Hazzouri and husband, Alex J., Scranton; two sons, Pasquale "Pat" Fazio, East Stroudsburg; and Joseph Fazio and wife, Diana, Boynton Beach, Fla.; a daughter-in-law, Linda Durkin Fazio; four grandchildren, Sara and Rose Fazio and Annie and Patrick Hazzouri; two great-grandchildren, Emily and Christopher Solsman; two brothers, Vito and wife, Lorraine, California; and Daniel and wife, Alice, Vermont; a sister-in-law, Roseanne Novembrino, Scranton; nieces, nephews and cousins.

She was also preceded in death by a son, Lee Fazio; a brother, Richard Novembrino; and stepmother Mary Novembrino.

The funeral will be Wednesday with Mass of Christian Burial at 2 p.m. at Our Lady of the Snows Church, 301 S. State St., Clarks Summit. Internment will be held at the convenience of the family at the Dunmore Cemetery. Arrangements are being made by the Jennings-Calvey Funeral and Cremation Service Inc., 111 Colburn Ave., Clarks Summit, PA 18411.

There will be no public calling hours.

Memorial contributions may be made to Our Lady of the Snows Parish Memorial Fund, 301 S. State St., Clarks Summit, PA 18411.

For more information, directions or to send an online condolence, visit www.jenningscalvey.com.

Funeral Home

Jennings Calvey Funeral Home
111 Coburn Avenue Clarks Summit, PA 18411
(570) 586-0811

Published in Scranton Times on Apr. 15, 2014