Mrs. Olive Mae (Nichols) Fusco, 98, of Bristol passed away Oct. 11, 2017, at The Pine at Bristol. She was the widow of Joseph Fusco Sr.
Mae, as her friends called her, was born in Starks, Maine. She moved to Bristol at a young age with her parents, Viola “Alice” (Thompson) and Kendall Scott Clark, a wonderful man, step-father and grandfather to his entire family. She spent the rest of her life in Bristol retiring from New Departure. Until her death, she was the oldest member of Bristol Baptist Church, having celebrated her 50th anniversary with the church in 1995.
Mae proudly says she met the love of her life, Joseph John Fusco, at Rockwell Park. That union produced 10 children and lasted 67 years until his death in 2002.
Mae is survived by her three daughters and five sons, Mary-Alice and Curtis Wilbanks of Terryville, Gwendolyn and Lee Sakowski of Terryville, Charlene Damiano of Bristol, Joseph John Fusco Jr. and Donna (Ventrella) of Bristol, Andrew “Andy” and Jean (Capocci) of Terryville, James Myron, of Cape Cod, Mass., Michael Dean and Faith (Weigandt) of Cape Cod, and Thomas Jeffrey and Patti (Wojenski) of Wolcott; 24 grandchildren, Janet Lee(McGinn) Waldron, Ruth Ann (Wilbanks) Amentastro, Gregory John McGinn, Mark Steven McGinn; Carole Ann (McGinn) Kozikowski, Beverly Anne (McGinn) Schleich, Timothy Patrick McGinn; Gregory Lee Fusco, Joseph John Fusco III, Andi Marie (Fusco) Cantelli; Marie (Carucci) Babineau, Vincent Carucci, Phillip Carucci, Felicia Carucci; Carrie (Fusco) Reynolds, James Myron Fusco Jr.; Dena (Damiano) Morelli; Cortney Fusco, Kyle Fusco; Kevin Michael Fusco, Jody (Abramczyk) Fasano, David Abramczyk, Julie Abramczyk and Kelsey Abramczyk; great-grandchildren, Brian Joseph Waldron; Cali and Zachary McGinn; Laura and Julie McGinn; Tricia and Matthew Kozikowski; Sarah (Vassak) and Amanda Schleich; Kristen McGinn; Clayton Reeves, Andrew Fusco, Nicholas and Allison Fusco; Tristan and Alexandra Babineau; Samantha and Philip Carucci, Erik, Ian and Aiden Reynolds; Dillon and Oliver Fusco; Daniel Morelli Jr., Erica Morelli; Kathryn Mae Fusco; Cooper and Chase Fusco.
Besides her husband, she was predeceased by two sons, Carroll Ken and Gregory Lee Fusco; three grandsons, Peter Joseph Fusco and Vincent James (VJ) Fusco and Daniel Wilbanks; a brother, Kendal Clark; a sister, Glaydies (Clark) Meador; a brother-in-law, Lloyd Meador; and a daughter-in-law, Susan Colvin.
Funeral service will be held on Monday at 11 a.m. at the Bristol Baptist Church, 43 School St., Bristol. Burial will follow in St. Joseph Cemetery, Bristol. Friends may call at Dunn Funeral Home, 191 West St., Bristol on Sunday from 2 to 4 p.m.
In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to your choice.