Obituary: Carmela (Petrone) Fusaro, 81

Carmela (Petrone) Fusaro, 81, of Southborough, formerly of Worcester, passed away Saturday, September 24th 2016 with her beloved sons gathered at her side.

Carmela was born in Arci, province of Cosenza Italy, one of seven children of Vincenzo and Assunta (Plastena) Petrone. She grew up in Italy, immigrating as a young child with her family to Yonkers NY where she lived until marrying Ernest W. Fusaro in 1960. Carmela and Ernie then moved to Worcester where she cared for and raised ther family for over 50 years. Carmela’s husband Ernest Fusaro passed away in 1986. She moved to Southborough 11 years ago.

She is survived by her two devoted sons, Ernest D. Fusaro of Southborough, Gino M. Fusaro and his life companion Janet Peters of Southborough; two sisters, Maria Moschetta and Anna Rubillo both of Yonkers and Angelo Petrone of Somers, NY. She also had many nieces, nephews and extended family. A sister, Nancy Gizzi and brothers Mario Petrone and Antonio Petrone predeceased her.

Carmela was a typical Italian mother, who devoted her life to her family. She loved to cook, bake and be a strong part of her children’s lives. She will be greatly missed.

Funeral services will be held at St. Anne’s church where she was married in Yonkers, New York. Entombment will take place at Ferncliff Cemetery in Hartsdale, NY. Remembrances in her name can be made to the The Memory Care unit at Shrewsbury Nursing & Rehabilitation Center, 40 Julio Drive, Shrewsbury, MA. 01545. The MERCADANTE FUNERAL HOME & CHAPEL, 370 Plantation St Worcester is honored to assist the family with arrangements.

(Obituary and photo via Mercadante Funeral Home)

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