Nicholas A. Fasano, age 89

of Braintree

Nicholas A. Fasano, age 89

Nicholas A. Fasano, age 89, a longtime resident of Braintree, died peacefully, Thursday, October 26, 2023 at the Massachusetts General Hospital in Boston, surrounded by his loving family.

Nicholas was born in Boston, to the late Nicholas Vincent and Rose (DeSimone) Fasano. Raised and educated in Dorchester, he was a graduate of the former Boston Technical High School, Class of 1952. Following his military service, he graduated from the Wentworth Institute. He lived in Braintree for fifty-nine years, previously in Quincy.

Nicholas was proud to have served as an Airman First Class in the United States Air Force with the 4th Fighter Interceptor Squadron APO 919 during the Korean conflict. He received the Good Conduct Medal and the Korean Service Medal.

As a young man, Nick began his career as an engineer in technology at MIT, and later worked for Draper Laboratory in Cambridge for over thirty-five years. He was involved in many innovative programs, including with the inception of space research technology, and working in development with gyroscopes and inertial guidance systems, retiring as a manager.

Nick loved all sports, especially baseball, and had assisted as a coach in Braintree Little League and Babe Ruth baseball. He also enjoyed the outdoors, walking, gardening, and was a skilled carpenter, able to fix almost anything.

Most of all, Nick was devoted to his family. He enjoyed family gatherings, cooking special meals, and supporting all the activities and accomplishments of his cherished children and grandchildren.

Beloved husband for sixty-two years of Lucia “Lucy” (DiCroce) Fasano.

Devoted father of Lita Fasano and her partner Joseph Barnaby of Quincy, Nicholas Fasano of Braintree, Linda Talarico and her husband Vincenzo of Quincy.

Loving grandfather of Victoria, Alexandra, and Giuseppe Talarico.

Dear brother of Marilyn LaPuma and her late husband Benjamin, Annette Oteri and her husband Frank, all of Medford.

Dear brother-in-law of Maria Ranalli of Braintree and her late husband Gino, the late Antonietta “Ann” DiGiusto and her late husband James. Nicholas is also survived by many nieces, nephews, and their families.

Visiting hours will be held at the Sweeney Brothers Home for Funerals, 1 Independence Avenue, Quincy, on Thursday, November 2, from 4 – 7 p.m. Relatives and friends are invited to attend. A Funeral Mass will be celebrated in Saint John the Baptist Church, 44 School Street, Quincy, on Friday, November 3, at 10 a.m. Interment, with military honors, to follow at Blue Hill Cemetery, Braintree.

For those who wish, donations in Nicholas’ memory may be made to the Massachusetts General Hospital Fund, c/o Mass General Development Office, 125 Nashua Street, Suite 540, Boston, MA 02114-1101 or


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  • So sorry for your loss, may he rest in internal peace, God speed !!

  • My deepest condolences to the Fasano family. What a beautiful legacy he leaves. I loved Uncle Nick dearly. A wonderful example as a man, husband and father. So many great memories.
    Mark and Linda Digiusto

  • Nick was such an accomplished man. Smart, gifted, and, I must say, handsome. When he was stationed in Washington State during his military service, he visited his Uncle Vinny and Aunt Ellie often. We, his younger cousins, adored him. (Must say, my sister, Dianne, and I had such a “crush” on our cousin. Our brother, Jim, idolized him. And Nick was enamored with our baby sister, Elaine.) That adoration continued throughout our lives, even though we were separated by thousands of miles. Throughout the years, we were fortunate to visit Nick, his adorable wife, Lucy, and their beautiful children, spouses, and grandchildren. He and Lucy even came to Washington State for a couple visits. He was such a loving man for whom family was everything! He will be so missed by his earthly family; but now will be rejoicing with his heavenly one. Love you east coast Fasano family.

  • I only knew Nick for a week but it was a real honor for me to meet and know him. It was really very special and I’m greatful that I had an opportunity to meet him. He was not only a good man, he was a gentleman. God bless him and your family.

  • My deepest sympathy to Aunt Lucie and the entire family. I will always remember the many family celebrations. Uncle Nick always had an infectious smile and warm handshake. I will always have a warm spot in my heart and memory for Uncle Nick.