Crescenzo FicoApril 24, 1925 ~ November 17, 2017 (age 92)
Crescenzo Fico, 92 of Braintree formerly of Dorchester passed away at Beth Israel Deaconess Hospital in Milton on Friday, November 17, 2017 after a period of failing health. Crescenzo was born in Afragola, Naples, Italy. He came to the United States in 1953 settling in Dorchester. He was employed by the Keystone Camera Co. of Dorchester and then he purchased his own pizza shop, Teresa’s Pizza in Codman Square which he owned for several years. Crescenzo also worked for Colonial Provisions Co. of South Boston prior to his retirement in 1986. He loved cooking for his family and was an avid gardener. He was known as a wonderful storyteller. Crescenzo was a huge fan of international soccer always rooting for Italy. He moved to Braintree with his family in 1978. He is the beloved husband of Philomena (Abundo) Fico to whom he has been married 63 years. He is the devoted and loving father of Teresa Fico and Ann Marie Fico both of Braintree, Frank P. Fico married to Gina of Dedham, and Diana E. Fitzgerald married to James of Braintree. He is the proud Grandpa of Sophia E. Fitzgerald, James D. Fitzgerald II, Nicholas A. Fitzgerald and Catherine P. Fico. Visiting hours will be held at the Mortimer N. Peck – Russell Peck Funeral Home 516 Washington St in Braintree on Tuesday November 21st from 5-8pm. There will be a gathering at the funeral home on Wednesday morning November 22nd at 10:00a.m. to be followed by a Funeral Mass at Saint Francis of Assisi Church, 856 Washington Street, South Braintree Square at 11:00am. Burial will follow at Blue Hill Cemetery, Braintree.