FAIRFIELD, Conn. – Alfred "Fred" Farina of Fairfield died Oct. 3 at Cambridge Manor. He was 100.
Born in Yatesboro, Pa., he was the son of Sissinio and Luigia Farina. The Farina family moved to Bridgeport in the 1920s. Farina moved to Fairfield in the late 1940s and served in the Army during World War II in the European Theater.
Farina owned and operated Farina Texaco Service Center on Tunxis Hill for more than 40 years. He was a charter member of the Elks Lodge 2220 in Fairfield, American Legion Post 74 and Knights of Columbus and was one of the original parishioners of St. Pius X Church. He enjoyed spending time with his family and friends.
He was married to Dorothy Prochaska Farina, who predeceased him. Farina is survived by a daughter, Elizabeth "Betty" Farina; a sister, Lena Zenorini, of Pennsylvania; a brother, Sylvio Farina, of Fairfield; a sister-in-law, Evelyn Hollywood, of Fairfield; and many nieces and nephews.
He was predeceased by two brothers Amedeo "Mud" Farina and Attilio "Topsy" Farina; and five sisters, Juiditta "Julia" Natali, Ida "Edith" Wengell, Bianca "Blanche" Favale, Velia "Violet" Zadrovitz and Emma "Amy" Kavulich.
A Mass of Christian burial will be celebrated at 10 a.m. Oct. 27 at St. Pius X Church in Fairfield. Burial will follow at St. Michael Cemetery in Stratford. Spear-Miller Funeral Home in Fairfield is handling arrangements.
In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the Alzheimer's Association, 2075 Silas Deane Highway, Suite 100, Rocky Hill, CT 06067.