Waterbury – Edith Johanna “Joanie” (McQuinn) Fusco, 91, died peacefully at home with her loving daughter Phyllis by her side on Tuesday morning, January 4.
She was born on April 5, 1930 in Dublin, Ireland, daughter of the late Thomas and Edith (Furniss) McQuinn. Edith came to United States in 1952 in hopes of living the American dream. She was homesick and working at Lux Clock to buy her ticket back to Ireland when she met her former husband. She was a homemaker for many years and worked at Waterbury Screw Machine Products and Waterbury Hospital. Edith was a loving mother and grandmother who cared for her grandchildren as if they were her own. She loved being with her family, cooking, laughing, dancing, singing, watching movies and reminiscing about her life in Ireland. Her favorite song was Bing Crosby’s White Christmas. She was a woman of integrity, charismatic and brilliant right to the very end and will be greatly missed by her family who loved her dearly.
She is survived by her daughters, Anita (Fusco) Francisco and her husband Martin and Phyllis Fusco; her six grandchildren, Steven Henry, Rebekah (Francisco) Gemza, Alyssa Henry, Ashley Henry, Martin Francisco, Jr and her “mini me” Amber Crotty; eleven great-grandchildren and her sisters, Phyllis O’Brien of Derby, Derbyshire, UK, Marie Treacy of Sudbury, Suffolk, UK, Margaret Howard of Sudbury, Suffolk, UK and Rita Maguire of Dublin, Ireland. She was predeceased by her two sons, Daniel Fusco and David Fusco, her grandchild, Randy Henry, Jr and 2 sisters and 5 brothers.
Funeral services and burial in Calvary Cemetery will be private.
Memorial contributions may be made in her name to Leukemia & Lymphoma Society by visiting www.givenow.lls.org