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Died: Wed., Jul. 10, 2013

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Victor Sergio Fresa, 57, of East Haven, peacefully passed on July 10, 2013 at 8:50am with family by his side, while at Connecticut Hospice in Branford. He was born in Naples, Italy on March 13, 1956. He is predeceased by his parents Joseph Fresa and Anna Durante Fresa of Branford, CT as well as his brothers, Jerry and Tony Fresa. He was married to Heather Turner Fresa on Sept. 14, 2008. For many years Victor was an employee at Automatic Fasteners, Inc., formally in Branford, where he was the manager of the shipping and receiving department. While there he made many life-long friends. Earlier in his life he also worked at the family restaurant, Nina's, formally in Branford, making pizza with his family. Victor enjoyed many outdoor activities such as hunting and fishing.  He was an excellent bowler and played on various softball teams. He was an avid Yankees and Giant's fan and was passionate about collecting memorabilia. Victor was especially fond of vacationing with his family. He will be best remembered as a man who loved being with his family and friends while sharing a meal, especially if it entailed pasta and homemade chocolate chip cookies. As long as he was surrounded by the people he loved and his dogs, Jake and Mickey, he was a happy man. Victor is survived by his wife Heather Turner Fresa as well as his daughters Alyssa Gwinnell and her husband John Gwinnell and their children Ben and Anderson; Amy Romano and her husband Mark Romano and their children Tyler, Niko and Luca; Alison Fresa and her daughter Anna Grady; and Alaina Fresa and her finance John Carafeno, Jr. Also, by his step daughters Chantelle Turner and her son Jordan Turner; and Katie Turner.  He is also survived by his brother Lucian Fresa and his children Jennifer Fresa Jackson and her husband Douglas Jackson and Joseph Fresa and his sister Sue Ciccone and her husband Frank Ciccone and their children Daniel, Tony and Cristina. Additional survivors include his ex-wives Sharon Arthur Berger and Roxanne Gregoire Fresa as well as many other family members and friends. Friends may call at The Celentano Funeral Home, 424 Elm St. (cor. Dwight) New Haven Friday from 5 to 8 pm and are invited to attend a Mass of Christian Burial in St. Mary's Church, 731 Main St., Branford Saturday July 13th at 10:00 am. Interment in St. Agnes Cemetery, Branford.

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Mr & Mrs Charles Cocuzza
   Posted Thu July 11, 2013
You will be miss!!!!!!
The favorite quote"Bad guys don"t die only the good guys" was quoted just for you.!!!!!!
You really have suffered to much now it is time to live in peace my Friend!!!!!!!

Mr & Mrs Charles Cocuzza

Sharon & Russ Berger
   Posted Fri July 12, 2013
You will be missed by many... Safe journey Vic...

   Posted Sat July 13, 2013
Victor you will be VERY missed with your bad boy self at the spades table. Rest in peace dear friend.

   Posted Sat July 13, 2013
Victor was my spades partner for over 4 years. My screen name is Jake and he asked why I had a male name and I explained it was my two boys first two initials in their names. That is what brought us together as he told me that was his dogs name and from there, we became great friends. No one could beat Victor in spades!! He was the best!!

We talked every day. Our last conversation was a happy one. His friendship meant a lot. When my package came back I sent him, I knew it was not a good sign. I will never forget him and I'm thankful for the time we had. When I lost my dad, he told me to remember the good times. That is what we need to do.

My sincere condolences goes out to his entire family and friends. Boy he was so proud of all of you!!!! All he did was brag about you all. His family meant the world to him, as well as his good friend George.

Rest in Peace Victor. I will never forget you. Luv your spades partner and friend JaKeW199

lisa nugent
   Posted Sat July 13, 2013
My condolences to victors family
I used to babysit the girls when they
were young. I remember my friend Bea and
I had alot of good times with Victor and his
family.Sincere thoughts of comfort to his family
Lisa Nugent

Sherry Lynn
   Posted Sat July 13, 2013
My thoughts and prayers go out to the Fresa family. Victor was a great friend. We enjoyed his company at the spades tables! He will be greatly missed. My son Anthony will miss him during their intense Madden tournaments on playstation. Rest in Peace Victor!!

Mr & Mrs Paul - Karen Guillemette
   Posted Sat July 13, 2013
Truly sorry for your loss...wonderful family.

Mr & Mrs Paul Karen Guillemette
   Posted Sat July 13, 2013
As a former Russell St resident I remember the family well...our condolences

Linda Boucher
   Posted Mon July 15, 2013
I'm very sorry to hear of your loss. My thoughts and prayers to the family.

   Posted Sat August 10, 2013
Tears falling on my keyboard today..Missing my card partner and friend. We played and talked every day for over 4 years. A Month has passed. I miss discussing our lives and playing cards. Even now when something happens in my life, I can't wait to tell Victor, but he isn't there :( . I had the best card partner. If we lost, it was mostly my fault and trust me, Victor would always make that known, but if I felt it was his fault, I wouldn't dare tell him! He never made mistakes, lol ! He had so many struggles, but never complained. Loved his sense of humor and tough guy image even though he could be very sweet. I feel like I know all of you as Victor bragged about you always. I lost my dad 3 yrs ago so I know the pain. Memories of my dad help me and I know each and every one of you have fond memories of your dad. Victor was a very special man and he will always have a special place in my heart. My prayers are with his wife, children, grandchildren and friends.

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