Rita Fusco Biography – Wiki
Rita Fusco is identified as the New Jersey family member who had reportedly been announced due to COVID-19 on last Friday at the hospital in New Jersey. According to officials, she tested positive for the coronavirus after her death, which considered her to be the second person to have died of coronavirus.
According to family detail, she was a parishioner and a confirmation teacher in the Co-Cathedral of St. Robert Bellarmine.
Six members of New Jersey family hospitalized after relative dies from coronavirus
Rita Fusco-Jackson, a 55-year-old religious education teacher from Freehold, passed away.
She was the second coronavirus victim to die in N.J.https://t.co/qTgNwmUrox
— New York Daily News (@NYDailyNews) March 18, 2020
She was 55 years old.
Rita Fusco Family & Siblings
The 55-year-old is survived by her 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.
She was the eldest of all, followed by siblings: Carmine, Antonia, Vincent Jr, Brigida, Adriana, Joseph, Paul, Peter, Maria and Elizabeth.
Rita Fusco Mother, Grace Fusco and Brother ,Carmine Fusco
Her mom, Grace Fusco, is identified as New Jersey family member who is mother of 11 children from Freehold and died Wednesday at CentraState Medical Center.
On the other hand, her brother is identified as Carmine Fusco who was a New York- and New Jersey-based horse racing trainer. He had reportedly been announced dead at the same day his mother died at St. Luke’s University Hospital-Bethlehem Campus in Pennsylvania.
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.