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In Memoriam:

Christopher N. Fascione

December 15, 1953 – April 5, 2021

KWAOR Foundation President Christopher Fascione, 67, passed away peacefully on Monday, April 5, 2021 after a courageous fight with chronic heart failure.
Chris was a successful RI realtor, a talented musician and most especially, a loving family man.  His leadership and compassion will be deeply missed by his Rhode Island REALTOR® family.
At this time, all services will be private.
Born on December 15, 1953 in Providence, RI, Chris was the son of the late Crescenzo and Antoinette Fascione. He was a 1972 LaSalle Academy graduate and Track and Field Standout Athlete.
Chris had a 40-year career in Rhode Island real estate, and devoted much of his time as a member and chairman of dozens of local, state and national REALTOR® committees. He was often invited to share his leadership skills as a speaker at real estate conferences and functions. Chris served as President of the Kent-Washington Association of REALTORS® from 2017-2018 and was named KWAOR Realtor of the Year and was also Rhode Island Realtor of the Year in 2018. In 2019 he became the first President for the KWAOR Foundation Board, and was inducted into the National Association of REALTORS® Omega Tau Rho Fraternity, an honor bestowed upon members showing exemplary dedication and service as a token of highest esteem from their fellow REALTORS. Chris was extremely proud of these honors.
Beloved father to Alicia (Jason) Robinson, whom he raised as a single parent after his first wife, Nancy Rae Lord Fascione preceded him in death in 1994. He is also survived by two grandchildren, Landon and Molly, who will remember many summer adventures that he took them on which he adoringly called “Papa Camp”.
In recent years Chris was a loving husband to Leigh A. Peltier with whom he traveled the globe skiing, eating delicious meals, attending sporting events, and doing what they loved the most, going to concerts to hear great music.
In addition to his wife and daughter, Chris also leaves behind his sister and brother-in-law Christine and Richard DeAngelis, along with his dear niece, nephews and their families.
Chris was active in several community and civic organizations, but particularly passionate in the fight against breast cancer. For 25 years, he served as a Pacemaker at the American Cancer Society’s Making Strides Against Breast Cancer walk, and raised thousands of dollars in honor and memory of his first wife, Nancy.
The ability for all to become a homeowner was important to Chris, and he was founder and President of the Kent Washington Board of Realtors charitable foundation. Alicia and Leigh have shared that donations in his memory to KWAOR Foundation, Inc. would be appreciated, or to Rescue Road Trips, who delivered rescue pup Stella to Chris and Leigh in December.
Chris, who deeply loved music, would want to leave you with these words, composed by his favorite songwriter Maurice White, which he often expressed to others:
“Keep Your Head to the Sky.”

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