Alba (Santopietro) Fusco, 93, formally of Johnston, passed away peacefully on December 13, 2018, at Golden Crest Nursing Center in North Providence. She was the loving wife of the late Marco L. Fusco. She is survived by her children, Lorraine Natale and her husband Greg and Jane Fusco; grandson Gregory Mark Natale; sister Vera Ragosta; and brother Anthony Santopietro.
She was the daughter of the late John B. and Maria Antonetta (Marcello) Santopietro. She was predeceased by brothers Virgil, John and Dr. Aristido (Harry) Santopietro.
Alba was an office manager for several family businesses throughout her working career, but her first love was her family and home. Her home was the regular gathering place for family, friends, and her children’s friends, where she and Marco welcomed everyone with warm smiles, friendly conversation, an always-full pot of coffee, delicious homemade food and pastries, and lots of chocolates.
Alba was an avid reader particularly of mysteries, thrillers and biographies. She enjoyed challenging crossword puzzles and word games.
Those who knew Alba have described her as a gracious lady of great intelligence and simple elegance.
Alba considered the caring staff at Golden Crest Nursing Center, where she resided for the last six years, her extended family with whom she shared many long talks and recipes.
By her request, private funeral services and a Mass of Christian Burial at St. Robert Bellarmine Church in Johnston, were held on Monday, December. 17, 2018.
The family wishes to thank the Maceroni Funeral Home for their kindness and service, all who extended their sincere condolences, and especially the administration and staff of Golden Crest Nursing Center for their expert and loving caregiving.