Who is Grace Fusco Biography, Fusco Family Wiki
Grace Fusco is identified as the mother of the New Jersey family that has already lost two members to the coronavirus has died after being infected with COVID-19.
The New Jersey family has been devastated by the COVID-19 coronavirus. Three members of the family have died, and four others are hospitalized, with three in critical condition. Officials believe that the Fusco family was exposed to the coronavirus during a dinner party on March 10.
Local media reported that the dinner party was attended by a man who had been in contact with New Jersey’s first COVID-19 fatality, John Brennan. Brennan, along with many of the Fusco family, had ties to the horse racing industry at Freehold Raceway.
Three days after the dinner party, on March 13, Rita Fusco-Jackson died. The family learned that she tested positive for COVID-19 the day after her death. Officials have said that the 55-year-old was in good health, but the virus progressed rapidly.
On March 17, Rita’s sister Elizabeth Fusco said in an interview that six of her family members also tested positive for the coronavirus. Four siblings and her mother, Grace Fusco, were in the hospital at CentraState Medical Center in Freehold, N.J. Her brother, Carmine Fusco, was in a Pennsylvania hospital.
Grace Fusco Age
She was 73 years old.
Grace Fusco and Children Death
Grace Fusco died Wednesday night at CentraState Medical Center following the deaths of two of her children
Carmine Fusco has died after being infected with COVID-19 on Wednesday morning
Rita Fusco-Jackson has died after being infected with COVID-19 last week,
Roseann Paradiso Fodera, a cousin and the lawyer representing the Fusco family told NJ Advance Media.
Fusco family COVID-19 Victims
Several other Fusco family members remain hospitalized with COVID-19. Grace’s daughter,
Elizabeth Fusco and other members of the Fusco family remain in quarantine.
The deaths are connected to the death of John Brennan, a horse trainer who lived in Little Ferry, state health officials have said. Brennan was the first New Jersey resident to die after testing positive for COVID-19. New Jersey has at least 427 coronavirus cases and state officials had announced five deaths as of Wednesday afternoon before Grace Fusco died later that evening.
The family “implores” officials at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and the National Institutes of Health to perform an autopsy to learn more about how the virus killed Fusco-Jackson, Paradiso Fodera said.
Fusco-Jackson, who died Friday at CentraState Medical Center in Freehold, was one of 11 children, according to her sister. She was both a parishioner and a teacher in the Co-Cathedral of St. Robert Bellarmine confirmation program, the Freehold church said.
Carmine Fusco died Wednesday at St. Luke’s University Hospital-Bethlehem Campus, in Bethlehem, Pennsylvania.
Fusco Family Bio
Grace Fusco and her husband of 55 years, the late Vincenzo Fusco, had 11 children. Vincenzo was from Monte Forte, Italy, and moved to Brooklyn when he was 18 years old. He died in 2017 at the age of 74, according to his obituary.
Rita was the eldest of the 11 siblings, followed by Carmine. The nine others are Antonia, Vincent Jr., Brigida, Andriana, Joseph, Paul, Peter, Maria, and Elizabeth.
Many members of the Fusco family attended the same Roman Catholic church, St. Robert Bellarmine in Freehold. Rita taught religious education classes there, and sang in the choir, according to the church’s pastor.
During Elizabeth’s interview after Rita’s death, she said, “This has been devastating for all of us. Our hearts are broken over losing our sister, Rita. We just need help in saving our family members with life-saving medication.”