Margaret Lorraine Fusco, a homemaker who had worked in department stores and run a day care center, died Oct. 10 of Alzheimer's disease complications at Citizens Care and Rehabilitation Center in Havre de Grace. The former White Marsh resident was 69.
Born Margaret Lorraine Hennel in Baltimore, she was raised on Baylis Street and was a 1961 graduate of Patterson Park High School. She lived with her family for many years on Chesterfield Avenue in Belair-Edison.
As a young woman, she worked at Tru Fit Clothes and the old Epstein's department store in Highlandtown. She later became a Postal Service mail carrier in White Marsh and an office manager for Coldwell Banker in Towson.
"My mother also owned and operated a day care center for eight years out of her home in White Marsh," said her son, Raymond Fusco Jr. of Cold Spring, N.Y. "She was nurturing and caring and shared her gentle, loving spirit with children and families."
She enjoyed cooking and taking road trips throughout Pennsylvania with friends.
A memorial Mass will be offered at 10:30 a.m. Monday at St. Francis de Sales Roman Catholic Church, 1450 Abingdon Road in Abingdon.
In addition to her son, survivors include another son, Michael Fusco of St. Louis; a daughter, Denise Mulford of Abingdon; a brother, Kenneth Hennel of Dundalk; a sister, Joanne Kendzjeski of Fallston; and two grandsons. Her husband of nearly 30 years, Raymond Fusco Sr., a Baltimore Gas and Electric Co. employee, died in 2000.