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Samuel Fusaro, Sr.

February 20, 2024

Samuel Fusaro, Sr. Obituary

Samuel Frank Fusaro, Sr., age 96, died peacefully on Tuesday, February 20, 2024 in Lakewood surrounded by his lovely family. He is survived by his lovely wife, Anita; son, Samuel, Jr. and his wife Barbara and their children, Jessica Staszewski and her husband Timothy; David and his wife Stephanie and three great grandchildren; one sister, Vivian Skidmore; his brother Martins wife, Helen, and many loving nieces and nephews. He was predeceased by his parents Francis and Pasqualina Fusaro of Nutley; his brother Martin, his sister Louise Melton, and sister Josephine Harris.

Samuel was born in Belleville, NJ and lived most of his life in Neptune; and most recently living at Harrogate in Lakewood with his wife Anita. Sam was a graduate of Nutley High School, Monmouth University and the University of Virginia. At the University of Virginia he received his master’s degree in Public Administration. He taught at Brookdale Community College, Ocean County Community College and a number of private schools.

After graduating high school, he served honorably in the US Navy during World War II. He went on to attend college then served honorably in the US Marine Corp during the Korean Conflict. He also served as a civilian with the US Eight Army in Korea during the Vietnam Conflict. Sam retired from the US Department of Defense after serving for 42 years.

Samuel was extremely active in religious, community and educational activities: serving with the American Legion, Holy Name Society and named Man of The Year, a member of the Holy Innocents Seniors Club, Catholic Youth Organization, Neptune Senior Center, instruction of religion and a lectern at Our Lady of Mount Carmel Church, Asbury Park. He was also the National Publicity Chairman for the Cause for Canonization of Blessed John of Vercelli and member of the Knights of Columbus and the Trinitarian Third Order.

Visitation will be held on Monday, February 26, 2024 from 9:30 am to 10:15 am at the Damiano Funeral Home, 191 Franklin Avenue in Long Branch. A Mass of Christian burial will follow at 11:00 am at Holy Innocents Church, 3455 West Bangs Avenue in Neptune. Interment with Military Honors will follow at Mt. Calvary Cemetery, Neptune. The family invites you to leave a letter of condolence through the Tribute/Guestbook link above.

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Mass of Christian Burial
February 26, 2024

11:00 AM
Holy Innocents Church
3455 West Banks Ave.


Mt. Calvary Cemetery
2452 Route 66


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