FUSILLO-O'BOYLE--Dr. Christine - a resident of Greenwich, CT passed away surrounded by her loving husband Robert O'Boyle and her children at home Sunday morning. The devoted mother of Brian, Katie and Maureen O'Boyle; Christine is also survived by her mother Catherine Fusillo of White Plains, NY; sisters Cathy Crocetti, Faith Fusillo, and brother Leonard Fusillo. From an early age Christine was compelled to help people. Christine graduated form New York University Medical School and later decided to specialize in Allergy and Immunology. For the next 24 years she practiced in medicine in Westchester County, NY, with a private practice based in Tarrytown, NY. In addition Christine was also Director of the Pediatric Allergy Clinic at Westchester County Medical Center, Clinical Professor of Pediatrics and Allergy and Immunology at New York Medical College and Director at the Union Community Health Center in Bronx, NY (NPO). Over the past decade, Dr. Fusillo was consistently ranked amongst top doctors, in both New York and America, by Castle-Connolly, Westchester Magazine and New York Magazine. Her passion and capacity for care giving, both professionally and personally, was unbounded. Dr. Christine Fusillo is and will forever be an inspiration to countless students, colleagues and all who were blessed enough to have known her. Friends may call at the Graham Funeral Home, 1036 Boston Post Road, Rye, NY on Wednesday and Thursday from 2pm to 4pm and 7pm to 9pm. A mass of Christian Burial will be held on Friday at St. Paul Roman Catholic Church, 84 Sherwood Avenue, Greenwich, CT at 10am. In lieu of flowers the family would prefer donations be made to CanLiv - the Hepatobiliary Cancers Foundation, 331 W 57th St. #332, New York, NY 10019 (www.canliv.org).

Published in The New York Times on Sept. 28, 2010