Inwood native Nicholas Fabrizio was driven to help others

Oct 05, 2021 205

BY: Jeff Bessen

Dedicated to family, friends, his business and helping people, organizations and institutions, Nicholas J. “Kayo” Fabrizio was known as the quiet guy behind the scenes, never one to toot his own horn. Fabrizio, a longtime Five Towns resident, died on Sept. 21. He was 90.

A humble man who started working as a bus driver and mechanic in 1955 for Independent Coach Corporation, he eventually bought the company from Francis Levett and built it into a fleet of roughly 300 buses, with nearly 380 employees, that serve 18 school districts, including Hewlett-Woodmere and Lawrence.

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