Carmine Fusco Biography – Wiki
Carmine Fusco is identified as New Jersey family member who was a New York- and New Jersey-based horse racing trainer, and had reportedly been announced dead due to COVID-19 the same day his mother died due to coronavirus at St. Luke’s University Hospital-Bethlehem Campus in Pennsylvania.
.@themorningcall has more info on the first coronavirus death in PA.
-Carmine Fusco, 55, of Northampton County died
-His sister who lives in NJ died of the virus 5 days before him
-Other family members are sick some are criticalhttps://t.co/CrtLUk7037
— Janel Knight (@JanelKnight) March 19, 2020
According to reports, both the family members tested positive for coronavirus before death.
Carmine Fusco Family & Siblings
The New Jersey man is survived by his mother, Grace Fusco, who died Wednesday at CentraState Medical Center due to COVID-19, and late father Vincenzo Fusco, who was from Monte Fort, Italy and died at the age of 74 in 2017.
He is survived by siblings: eldest of all, Rita, followed by Antonia, Vincent Jr, Brigida, Adriana, Joseph, Paul, Peter, Maria and Elizabeth.
Carmine Fusco Mother, Grace Fusco and Sister, Rita Fusco
His mom, Grace Fusco, is identified as New Jersey family member who is mother of 11 children from Freehold and died Wednesday at Centra State Medical Center.
On the other hand, his sister is identified as the 55-year-old Rita Fusco who was a parishioner and a confirmation teacher in the Co-Cathedral of St. Robert Bellarmine. She was reportedly announced dead due to COVID-19, being declared as the second person to have died due to coronavirus.
Mother, Daughter and Son Dead While 4 Other Members Hospitalized
Mother, her son and daughter (Grace, Carmine and Rita Fusco) all died – and four other relatives remained hospitalized in critical condition – after contracting the coronavirus at a recent family gathering, according to reports.
Four other family members remained hospitalized in critical condition as of Wednesday, reports said. Nineteen additional relatives, including spouses and children of those hospitalized, have been tested for the coronavirus and have quarantined themselves in their separate homes before results become available.
“To imagine a week ago to get a phone call like this — if someone told me this story, I wouldn’t believe it,” Roseann Paradiso Fodera, a cousin serving as the family’s attorney, told NJ.com. “It’s inconceivable to me.”
It is believed the novel virus spread between relatives at a recent family gathering on March 10.
At least 427 people in New Jersey were infected as of Thursday morning, according to Johns Hopkins University. The death toll stood at five people, including the mother and daughter from Freehold and Brennan.