Chris James Fabrizio, a loving son, brother, and uncle who had a lifelong passion for sports, passed away on Friday, March 3rd at age 56. The youngest of Ron and Carol Fabrizio’s six children, Chris was born on January 21, 1967, in St. Petersburg and grew up in Pinellas Park. He had a large extended family with many aunts, uncles, cousins, nephews, and nieces. He was especially close to his mother and his young grandniece, Gianna, whom he loved dearly.
Siblings recall that in his youth, he loved family vacations to Sunset and Lido Beach, going fishing, playing shuffleboard, and packing into the station wagon for long road trips. Chris was an outstanding athlete who grew up playing sports with his brothers in the Pinellas Park youth leagues. He became a standout quarterback at St. Petersburg Catholic High School receiving numerous offers from college scouts and earned a college scholarship for his baseball talents. Like his dad, he was a diehard Notre Dame football fan, and despite many miserable seasons, he remained loyal to his beloved Miami Dolphins.
Still, Chris had a difficult life and tried hard to remain grounded in his Catholic faith. He was extremely grateful to Msgr. Robert F. Morris, at St. Catherine of Siena Catholic Church in Clearwater, one of his closest friends who provided much love and support, along with his sister Debra and brother Paul.
He is survived by his father, Ron; brothers Paul (Lourdes) and Steve; and sister, Debra. He is preceded in death by his mother; brother Gregory; and sister Therese.
In lieu of flowers the family asks that donations be made in loving memory of Chris, to St. Catherine of Siena Catholic Church for the Siena House. https://scosparish.org/siena-house/
St Catherine of Siena Catholic Church
March 9, 2023, 8:08 pm
What a beautiful tribute to Chris he’s smiling down on you. He’s with his family in Heaven. What a beautiful family he had. You all are in my thoughts and prayers and so is Chris. He will always be in your hearts. Footprints in the sand reminds me of Chris. God carried him home when he needed it the most. May he Rest In Peace. You have another Angel watching over you. Sending love to Deb,Kara, Megan, Gianna and Kameron he sure loved you all and it showed so hold onto those memories. God Bless.
March 9, 2023, 8:38 pm
Uncle Chris, you will never be forgotten. Everything you did for Gianna and how loyal you always stayed to us will stick with us forever. You remained by our sides through everything. I love you! I hope you’re enjoying it up there with Grandma❤️
March 11, 2023, 9:41 am
The Lord has Chris in the palm of His hand. It is clear his kindness and love was felt by those around him. May the family find comfort and strength.
March 11, 2023, 9:43 am
The Lord has Chris in the palm of His hand. It is clear he was a kind and loving soul. May the family find comfort and strength.
Michael James Boscia
March 12, 2023, 4:48 pm
Good afternoon, My sincerest condolences to all of the Fabrizio Family, Chris was not only my Nephew but also my God Child, I know we were not as close as I wished we could have been as we lived 1,300 miles apart, but through our phone conversations, I know Chris was a kindred spirit & had a Good Heart. My heart is broken to lose both my niece Therese & now Christopher just several weeks apart, but I am comforted that they are at home with my sister Carol & their older brother Gregory @ peace in Heaven together, we will all be together again eventually. Peace & Blessings Therese & Chris, Love, Uncle Mike xoxoxoxo you Are & were Always in my thoughts & prayers. God Bless you all P.S. Thank you Debbie for sending this memorial to me.
MICHAEL JAMES BOSCIA
March 12, 2023, 6:43 pm
MY SINCEREST CONDOLENCES TO ALL THE FABRIZIO FAMILY, IT BREAKS MY HEART TO LOSE MY NIECE THERESE A FEW WEEKS AGO & NOW HER BROTHER MY NEPHEW & GODSON CHRISTOPHER. I WISH HAD BEEN CLOSER & NOT LIVED 1,300 MILES APART, BUT FROM OUR TELEPHONE CONVERSATIONS I KNEW CHRIS WAS A KINDRED SPIRIT & HAD A KIND & LOVING HEART. I HAVE COMFORT IN KNOWING HE IS HOME WITH MY SISTER CAROL HIS OLDER BROTHER GREGORY & SISTER THERESE AT PEACE IN HEAVEN & WE WILL ALL BE TOGETHER EVENTUALLY. YOU HAVE BEEN & ARE ALL IN MY THOUGHTS & PRAYERS. PEACE, BLESSING LOVE, UNCLE MIKE xoxoxoxo
Linda Boland Covey
March 13, 2023, 3:33 pm
May God give you the strength each and every day to get thru the pain anyone can feel at this time.
I’m sure Chris was a special man who touched many, but God had other plans for him.
May he rest in eternal peace with his family who are there with him and watching over him.
Love Aunt Lynne
March 16, 2023, 8:02 am
To all of us who knew you, we remember how you were always there for us. In this ever-changing world, life was difficult, but you were a hard worker and always gave what little you had to anyone who crossed your path. Your death and circumstances will never ever change the person you were. I find comfort and peace in knowing the lives you touched, and the many people who also loved you. I can never deny the pain that I carry, but I’ll always remember you as a blessing, and I will treasure the life you shared over the pain that your death has brought us. You did so much for Gianna and you loved her more than anything. When others stepped in the way, you never stopped loving and caring for her. Unfortunately, it ripped your heart into pieces and you died feeling that pain. Not everyone could see the good you brought into the lives of others. It was much easier for everyone to judge, but God knows what was in your heart and how much you loved and cared for Gianna. I know your heart was broken when everything was taken away, and your pain was deeper than anyone knew or could possibly understand. I was closer to you growing up, than anyone else. I will always cherish those memories so dearly. You were so good to me, and you always protected me just like you did for Gianna. You promised to watch over us, and I know you are by our sides continuing to do so.
Thank you for all the wonderful memories, the laughs, and for always being the best brother a sister could ever have.
Rest in eternal peace dear brother. You will live on forever in our hearts. I love you!