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Marie Fulco


1933 - 2014 | Obituary Condolences
Marie Fulco Obituary


Marie Destro Fulco, 80, of East Hartford, entered into eternal life on January 25, 2014 surrounded by her family who was everything to her. Marie started her courageous journey in life on June 15, 1933 in Auboué, France. Raised in war torn France, and having lost her parents during World War II, she came to the United States at age 16 leaving behind an older sister. She was brought here by another sister, Celestine, who had met and married Hartford native Salvatore Fulco while he fought during the war in the village of Auboué. After arriving in Hartford, Marie learned to speak English, earned a high school equivalency degree, became a United States citizen and went to work for the Hartford Insurance Company. In 1958, she married the love of her life, Dominic Fulco. Marie and Dominic settled in East Hartford where they raised three sons. She was active in local politics. She also volunteered her time to East Catholic High School Parents' Association and Sports Boosters while her sons attended high school there. She returned to the workplace in the late 1970s and worked for Union Carbide and later for the United States Coast Guard Academy Exchange Store, when she and her family relocated to Gales Ferry for several years before returning to East Hartford, at which time she worked for Filene's. During the last 20 years of her life Marie demonstrated her courage and grace as she battled many illnesses including breast cancer.

Marie is survived by Dominic, her loving and devoted husband of 55 years; her son Dominic III and his wife Ann of Groton; her son Mark and his wife Nella of Rocky Hill; her son Brian and his fiancée Thuy of West Hartford; and grandchildren who brought her much joy, Nicholas, Gabrielle, Eva, Alexander and Natalie. Her sister Wilhelma predeceased her. She is survived by sister Celestine, her husband Salvatore and their children Bob, Mike, John and Anita who were very special to her.

The Fulco family expresses sincere gratitude to the health care professionals at Saint Mary Home in West Hartford who lovingly, compassionately and skillfully cared for Marie during rehabilitation periods and over the last 5 months of her life. Her family also thanks the professionals at Masonicare for their caring hospice services to Marie.

The family will welcome those who wish to visit on Tuesday, January 28th from 4:30 to 7:30 p.m. at the D'Esopo-East Hartford Memorial Chapel, 30 Carter Street, East Hartford. Funeral services will be Wednesday (January 29th) at 9:30 am from the D'Esopo-East Hartford Memorial Chapel followed by a Mass of Christian Burial celebrated at 10:30 am at St. Christopher Church, 538 Brewer Street, East Hartford. Interment will follow at Holy Cross Cemetery, Hebron Avenue, Glastonbury. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to Saint Mary Home, 2021 Albany Avenue West Hartford, CT 06117 or East Catholic High School, 115 New State Road, Manchester, CT, 06040. For on-line expressions of sympathy to the family please visit www.desopo.com.


Published in The Hartford Courant on Jan. 27, 2014
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