Peter L. Fabrizio, a contractor and musician who lived on Manor Lane in Springs, died on Dec. 21 in Guanacaste, Costa Rica. He was 62. His family said he died of natural causes.
As a contractor, Mr. Fabrizio specialized in carpentry and tile work. “He loved working with wood,” his wife, Andrea Gurvitz, said. “He renovated our home.”
He was born on May 21, 1949, at Southampton Hospital, the son of Michael Fabrizio, who died last year, and Concetta Moltisanti Fabrizio, who died in 2010. His parents ran the North Main Street Homemade Ice Cream luncheonette, where Willem de Kooning ate lunch almost every day, according to Ms. Gurvitz.
“When he was a boy, Peter would stretch canvases for some of the notable artists in Springs,” she said.
While still at East Hampton High School, Mr. Fabrizio played bass guitar in a band, Friends, and continued to do so after he graduated in 1967. “He loved jamming with his son, James, who plays saxophone and piano,” Ms. Gurvitz said.
In addition to James Fabrizio, who lives in East Hampton, two other children survive: Alona Fusco of Lake Grove and Michal Fabrizio of Rockaway Park. A brother, Dr. Michael Fabrizio of Richmond, Mass., also survives, as do two grandchildren and two nieces and nephews.
Visiting hours will be from 2 to 4 p.m. on Jan. 21 at the Yardley and Pino Funeral Home in East Hampton, with a service led by Msgr. Donald M. Hanson of Most Holy Trinity Catholic Church.
Donations in Mr. Fabrizio’s memory have been suggested to the National Association of Mental Illness, 3803 North Fairfax Drive, Suite 100, Arlington, Va. 22203.