Visitation at Funeral Home
Obituary of Nancy M. Fuschino
A family statement reads:
Our beautiful Mom, our Nana (Banana), who so loved life and her family with all her heart (and if you knew her, you were her family) had to leave us on Monday, November 5th. She is now in heaven with the other half of her heart, her Sonny (Salvatore), and all who went before her. She possessed a strength and beauty that radiated from her and enveloped in love all those she held dear.
She grew up in Flushing with her brother, Tony, and sister, Vera (pepper to her salt). She then raised her daughters, Linda and Tina in that same house. She worked as a secretary until the age of 70, as retirement was not in her vocabulary. After the passing of her beloved Sonny in 2004, she moved to Monroe to be near her daughters and their families. She spent many happy years in Monroe surrounded by family and friends and loved adventures with her daughters, sons and grandkids.
Gathered around the table we will miss hearing Nana'isms like "That hit the spot", "Scrumptious", " I am coming back to this restaurant ", "Wow", "Oh my God", "They say...", "Beautiful!" and those words said in triplicate.
She will always be in the hearts of those of us she had to leave behind, Kevin & Linda, Tina & John and her grandchildren, John Michael, Anthony, Jesse Marie and her fiancé Jake, and her nieces and nephews whom she loved like her own children.
She was a lover of music (thank you Kevin), concerts, dancing, family sing-a-longs at parties, and her favorite Pink Floyd cover band The Machine, who she went to see at every opportunity.
So Mom, we will end this love letter to your life with some lines from one of your favorite songs:
"So you run and run to catch up with the sun but its sinking, racing around to come up behind you again.
The sun is the same in a relative way but you're older, shorter of breath and one day closer to death."
You fought to stay, Mom, many times with all your being and are with Dad now, but we cannot help but say -
"Wish you were here." but since that cannot be - enjoy "San Tropez"
"When the one that left us here, returns for us at last. We are but a moment's sunlight, fading in the grass."
Visitation will be held from 5 to 8 p.m. on Friday, November 9th at Smith, Seaman & Quackenbush, Inc. Funeral Home, 117 Maple Avenue, Monroe, NY 10950. A Chapel Service will be held at 11:30 a.m. on Saturday, November 10th at the Chapel at Mount St. Mary's Cemetery, 172-00 Booth Memorial Avenue, Flushing, NY 11365. Entombment will follow in St. Mary's Cemetery, Flushing, NY.
Memorial donations may be made to St. Jude Children's Research Hospital, P.O. Box 1000, Dept. 142, Memphis, TN 38148-0142 or the ASPCA. Two charities close to her heart as were all her furry grandbabies .
& Quackenbush, Inc
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Monroe, NY 10950
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Smith, Seaman &
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