67, passed away peacefully on Monday, April 5, 2021 after a courageous fight with chronic heart failure. Chris was a successful RI realtor, foodie, talented musician and most especially, a loving family man.
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.
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. Most proud of his grandchildren, Landon and Molly, and the many summer adventures that he took them on which he adoringly called “Papa Camp”.
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 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. In 2017 - 2018, Chris was elected President of the Kent-Washington Association of Realtors and was also named the 2018 Rhode Island Realtor of the Year. In 2019 he was inducted into the National Association of Realtors Omega Tau Rho Fraternity. This medal is awarded to Realtor members showing exemplary dedication and service as a token of highest esteem. Chris was extremely proud of these honors.
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, where he raised thousands of dollars in honor and memory of his first wife, Nancy. Chris left a positive impression on all he met, and music was always most important to him.
Chris would want to leave you with words which he often expressed to others that were composed by his favorite songwriter Maurice White… To all: “Keep Your Head to the Sky.” 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. Donations in his memory to KWAOR Foundation (https://kwaor.realtor/about-us/kwaor-foundation/) would be appreciated. Also to Rescue Road Trips (http://Rescueroadtrips.org) which is the organization who delivered rescue pup Stella to Christopher and Leigh in December. At this time, all services will be private.
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