Nicholas Santo “Nick” Fusco

Nicholas Santo “Nick” Fusco

August 20, 1951 – September 14, 2023

VISITATION: Wednesday, September 20th from 5pm to 7pm at Christ the King Catholic Church, 654 S. 86th St., followed by VIGIL SERVICE at 7pm.  MASS OF CHRISTIAN BURIAL: Thursday, September 21st at 10am at Christ the King Catholic Church.  Entombment: Resurrection Mausoleum.

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Nicholas Santo “Nick” Fusco, age 72, was born in New York, NY, on August 20, 1951, to Nicholas L. and Rose A. (Pirillo) Fusco and passed away peacefully at home on September 14, 2023, following a long battle with lung disease. Nick was preceded in death by his parents and his daughter Beth Anne Sharp, as well his father-in-law and mother-in-law, Dr. Carl J. and Katherine C. Troia.

He is survived by his loving wife of 32 years, Virginia “Ginny” Troia Fusco; two daughters Katherine “Katie” Fusco of Chicago, IL, and Lauren (Ari) Apirian of Bridgewater, NJ; son-in-law Brian Sharp of Fanwood, NJ; four grandchildren: Maelyn Rose Sharp and Grayden, Gavin and Scarlet Apirian; sister, Maria (Vito) Portera and brother, Sandy Fusco; sister-in-law, Anne Troia; brothers-in-law: Carl J. (Cindy), Richard (Kim), Robert (Carol), Sebastian (Barbara) Troia. He was “Uncle Nick” to 37 nieces and nephews across the country.

Nick graduated from St. Peter’s Preparatory School in Jersey City, NJ, in 1969 and was the first in his family to attend college. He earned a B.S. in Accounting in 1973 from St. Peter’s University (formerly College) in Jersey City, NJ, where he was a member of the Pi Lambda Tau fraternity.

Nick and Ginny were married on May 18, 1991, at Christ the King Church in Omaha, NE, where they became parishioners in 2011 after two decades in Chatham, NJ, raising their daughter Katie.

In 2009, Nick retired from SIAC, a New York Stock Exchange company, after 23 years as a financial analyst. Prior to SIAC, Nick worked at Revlon, Inc. for nearly a decade. From 2013 through 2019, he kept busy with several consulting positions at Omaha businesses, including HDR, Inc. and TD Ameritrade.

Musically gifted, Nick mastered his 1962 Gretsch electric guitar at just 11 years old, and joked the only reason he went to college was because his high school band broke up. His favorite musician was Cat Stevens, and Nick enjoyed sharing this music with his daughters.

Throughout his retirement, Nick enjoyed cooking, landscaping, traveling with his family, spending time with his Troia in-laws, and cheering on Notre Dame Football during reunion trips with his high school friends.

Nick was a kind, considerate man with a great sense of humor and of rhythm. His caring nature, jokes and dance moves will be missed by all who were lucky to know him.

Memorial donations in honor of Nick may be made to St. Peter’s Prep (NJ), St. Peter’s University (NJ) or the American Lung Association.



  • Jeffrey Fusco Posted September 16, 2023 9:20 pm

    R.I.H. dear cousin, and to the rest of the family my sincere and deepest sympathy, I wish we lived closer and had the chance to know you all. Sending prayers 🙏🏻 ❤

  • Santo fusco Posted September 17, 2023 2:47 pm

    Nick I love and miss you
    You crazy brother sandy❤️❤️
    See you in heaven
    Sorry for your loss
    If you need to talk to me feel free

  • Grace Klepaski and family. Posted September 19, 2023 7:31 pm

    Rest in peace Nicky.. Love your cousin Gracie and family!

  • Jen Hedden Posted September 21, 2023 10:07 am

    My deepest sympathy on the passing of your father .. may his memory be a blessing to all who knew him.

  • Robert C LaSalle Posted September 23, 2023 9:36 am

    One of the finest classmates in St. Peter’s Class of 1969. Love you brother.

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