EASTHAMPTON - Charles Carmine Fusco, CMSgt, (retired), 83, of Easthampton, entered into eternal life Sunday, Oct. 11, 2015, following a brief illness, surrounded by his loving family at Baystate Medical Center in Springfield.
He was born July 27, 1932, in Everett, and was the son of the late Mario and Carmella (Gianantonio) Fusco. He was educated in the Everett Public Schools and was a graduate of Everett High School with the class of 1950. Shortly, after graduation, he enlisted in the United States Air Force beginning a 40 year career from 1952 to 1992. A veteran of the Cuban Missile Crisis, Korean War, Vietnam War and The Persian Gulf War.
Charles was married Aug. 24, 1958, in Summerville, at Saint Clements Church to Virginia Vincenza (Russo) and they celebrated 41 years of marriage until her death Jan. 18, 1999. An amazing man with a true zest of life and living every moment to its fullest, he enjoyed traveling, cooking, and catching up on westerns and Fox news. His most favorite past-time was food of any kind and got excited at the thought of a new recipe. His memory is a true blessing to his family and friends and he will be sorely missed.
He leaves his three devoted and loving daughters, Linda Shaw and her husband William of Easthampton, Lisa Fusco and her husband Kevin Lennon of Nashville, Tennessee, and Lori Seaver and her husband Jay of Westhampton; four adored grandchildren, Nicholas, Ashley, Danica and Charles; and one special great-granddaughter, Selena. Besides his wife Virginia, he was predeceased by his five siblings, a brother Carmine and four sisters, Lena, Nelda, Grace and Gilda. His beloved Boxer, Cassius predeceased him by only 24 hours.
Funeral services with full military honors will be rendered for Chief Master Sergeant Charles C. Fusco Saturday, Oct. 17, at 9:15 a.m. from the Rocco, Salvatore & Sons Funeral Homes, 331 Main St., Everett, with a Liturgy of Christian Burial at 10 a.m. at Saint Anthony's Parish, 38 Oakes St., Everett, with burial to follow at Woodlawn Cemetery, 302 Elm St., Everett. Calling will be held Friday, Oct. 16, from 3 to 7 p.m. at the Everett funeral home. Local calling hours, will be held Thursday, Oct. 15, from 3 to 7 p.m. at the Graham Funeral Home, 18 Adams St., Easthampton.