Posted: Mon 7:35 AM, Apr 29, 2013
Funeral Home: Memorial Funeral Chapel
March 17, 1932 – April 27, 2013
Christopher Loria, 81, of Bryan, passed away Saturday, April 27, 2013, at home with his loving family by his side. The family will receive friends during a visitation from 5 p.m. until 7 p.m. Monday, April 29, at Memorial Funeral Chapel in Bryan, followed by a rosary at 7 p.m. Mass of Christian Burial is set for 10 a.m. Tuesday, April 30, at St. Anthony's Catholic Church. Interment will follow at Mt. Calvary Cemetery in Bryan.
Chris was born March 17, 1932, in Mumford, TX, to Sam and Josephine (Piccola) Loria. He served in the United States Army from 1953 to 1955. He married Marie Fazzino at St. Anthony's on February 17, 1957. They moved to Bryan in 1958 from Robertson County. Through the years, Chris and Marie owned and operated several local businesses including Lone Star Grocery and Washateria and Sunshine Laundry. His passions in life were living his faith, spending time with family, tending to his cattle and attending daily coffee breaks with his buddies.
Chris was preceded in death by his parents, sister, Matilda Malazzo and brother, Frank Loria.
Survivors include his loving wife of 56 years, Marie Fazzino Loria; daughters and sons-in-law, Debra and Troy Robinson of Quitman, TX, Diane and Mike Probst of Rockport, TX, and Kimberly and Mark Hopcus of Bryan. Chris was blessed with six grandchildren, Clayton Robinson of New York City, NY, Alex Robinson of Tyler, TX, Alyssa Wilson and husband Doug of Cypress, TX, Ashlee Probst and fiancé Cody Lynch of Rockport, TX, Lorian Hopcus and Leah Hopcus of Bryan. Chris is also survived by his sister, Virginia Ellison of Bryan, and many nieces, nephews and friends.
The family would like to extend a special thank you, to Traditions Hospice for the service they gave to Chris.
Pallbearers for the service will be, John Malazzo, Lance Emola, Clayton Robinson, Alex Robinson, Norman Ellison and Steve Urso. Honorary pallbearers will be, Anthony Emola, Glenn Emola and Larry Lero.
In lieu of flowers, the family requests memorial contributions be made to St. Anthony's Catholic Church, 401 South Parker, Bryan, TX 77803.