Irene Marie (Colantuono) Fusco

February 23, 1921 ~ May 14, 2019 (age 98)

Irene Marie (Colantuono) Fusco, 98, of Torrington, CT, peacefully passed away Tuesday, May 14, 2019, at Charlotte Hungerford Hospital.  She was the wife of the late Andrew Fusco.

Irene was born February 23, 1921, in Harwinton, CT, daughter of the late Alfonse and Anna (Rinaldi) Colantuono.  She served her country as a Registered Nurse with the US Army during World War II, honorably discharged at the rank of 1st Lieutenant.  After serving her country, she returned to Torrington and was employed by Charlotte Hungerford Hospital until her retirement in 1982.  She was a member of the St. Peter Holy Rosary Society, the Sullivan Senior Center and the Leisure Club of Torrington.

She is survived by one son, Andrew Fusco, Jr. and his wife Margaret, of Marlborough, CT; one daughter, Carolyn Fusco of Newington, CT; two grandsons, David Fusco and his wife Monica Majeski, and John Fusco, as well as several nieces and nephews.  In addition to her parents and her husband, she was preceded in death by two sisters, Loretta Luciano and Margaret Volpe Palantonio.

Irene’s family would like to express their sincere gratitude to the entire staff at Brandywine Living, especially the nurses and aides in Reflections for their excellent care and kindness.

Funeral services will be held Saturday, May 18, 2019, with the cortege leaving at 10:00 a.m. from Cook Funeral Home, 82 Litchfield St., Torrington, to St. Peter Church (St. John Paul the Great Parish) 99 East Main St., Torrington, for a Mass of Christian Burial at 10:30 a.m.  Burial will follow at St. Francis New Cemetery.  Relatives and friends may call on Saturday morning from 9:00 a.m. to 10:00 a.m. at Cook Funeral Home.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital ( or to St. Peter / St. Francis School, 360 Prospect St., Torrington, CT 06790.   Condolences may be sent to Irene’s family by visiting

Donations may be made to:

St. Jude Children's Research Hospital
501 St. Jude Place, Memphis TN 38105
Tel: 1-800-805-5856

St. Peter / St. Francis School
c/0 160 Main Street, Torrington CT

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