David K Fusco

david fusco

September 7, 1952 ~ April 4, 2021

David Kenneth Fusco, age 68, of Palisades Park, NJ, passed away on Sunday April 4, 2021. David was born in Passaic, NJ to the late Frank Carlo Fusco and Rose E. Fusco-DeVincentis. Beloved husband and best friend to Carmella Fusco (nee: D’Andrea). Adoring father to David Frank Fusco, Lindsay Tarabocchia and her husband Mario, and Stephanie Echevarria and her husband Orlando. Dear brother to Lynda Trumpor and her husband Bruce, Frank Fusco and his wife Christine, and Joanne Fusco. Loving grandfather to Nicholas James Burgener, Giavonna Rose Burgener, Rose Liona Echevarria, Iris Josephine Echevarria, and soon to be grandson of Stephanie and Orlando Echevarria, and favorite uncle to many nieces and nephews.

David was proud to serve his country in the United States Army. He was the Supervisor for the Department of Transportation for the State of New Jersey. He was a free spirit who enjoyed listening to Classic Rock music, while drinking an ice-cold Budweiser. David and Carmella enjoyed cruising on his 2000 Road King Classic Harley and vacationing in Aruba with their best friends, Bobby and Anita Giarrusso. He lived life to the fullest and he did it his way!

The family will receive their family and friends on Wednesday, April 7 from 2-6pm at the Frank A. Patti and Kenneth Mikatarian Funeral Home 327 Main Street “opposite the Fort Lee Library”. The funeral will leave at 1030 AM for the funeral at Madonna Mausoleum at 2070 Hoefleys Lane, Fort Lee, NJ. For condolences, directions, or information www.frankpatti.com or call (201) 944-0100. If you prefer, in lieu of flowers, please donate to Wounded Warriors Project, https://support.woundedwarriorproject.org


Funeral Service: April 8, 2021 11:00 am

Madonna Mausoleum
2070 Hoefleys Lane
Fort Lee, NJ 07024

Visitation at Funeral Home: April 7, 2021 2:00 pm - 6:00 pm

Frank A. Patti & Kenneth Mikatarian Funeral Home
327 Main Street
Fort Lee, NJ 07024

Final Resting Place:

Madonna Mausoleum
2070 Hoefleys Lane
Fort Lee, NJ 07024

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  1. Dave – Dearest Friend and Brother
    God called for you too soon so he must have important work for you to do. He knows all too well that you can do anything you put your mind to. We'll look forward to seeing you in heaven so that the party can start all over again! Rest easy Junior.
    Bobby and Anita

  2. Dear Carmella,

    We want you to know that our hearts are so heavy with sadness because our world will not be the same without him. Especially want to send you all our love and prayers as you grieve but know that our God will never take us where his grace won't sustain us. He is carrying you and will be always and know we are with you in our thoughts and prayers.

    One of my memories was when David picked Bonnie and I up at the airport when Uncle Frank passed away and we encountered construction cones blocking the road and David just jumped out saying "I'll just take care of these cones" and we watched him pushed them aside. He did not let anything get in his way! He lived his life that way as you stated in the obituary. May he rest in peace and pray for us where he can see our needs from Heaven. LOVE, Patti and Peter

  3. My Dearest Brother. I will miss you so much already but boing with God gives me peace! You had to take that last Harley ride with Jesus on his most sacred day. Know you had fun and did things your way! You were always their for me in good times and in bad, for that I will always be grateful. Could always count on you! We all love you Uncle Davey!! My dear Carmella our hearts are with you, and know you will never be alone! We all love you too Auntie! Best Sister a girl could ever want. All my love Anita

  4. My darling brother Dave had a heart full of the love for all people. He was an extrovert. He loved being around people. He spent many nights after work or dinner in the bar, not so much to drink; but, to be around people, his friends, and always happy to meet new people. We we were young and living at home with our parents, Dave would be going out at 10 PM, and I would be coming home. I was 4.5 years older than him. He wanted to be out with his friends always. Dave was a person who was available whenever possible to anyone who needed his help. He was a man of many talents in the artisan trades. He could fix anything. He was extremely intelligent and a very quick learner. The Lord blessed Dave with a wife, Carmella, who understood him to his core, and gave him all the freedom he needed to live his life. She is the love of his life, and her love for him is never ending. We will all miss him with all our hearts, he was the kingpin of the family. He was the energy we all needed. Now he is in Heaven watching over all of us. One day we will all be together again, and Dave will be ready for the party. I love him dearly, and miss him with all my heart. Lynda

  5. You will be dearly missed. I have known you since 6th grade. You were always full of life.
    Fly high sweet angel.
    Rest peacefully.

    Linda Gibbons-Barceline and family

  6. From David Frank Fusco.
    To my dad you have a heart of gold. You will be missed dearly. You are also the strongest man I have ever known. You were a wonderful father you were my Rock And you always will be. You always told me to never give up. And I never will. I will be the best man I can be dad. The word will not be the same with out you. Neither will I. I love you dad. I will see you someday. Till we meet again.

  7. Uncle,

    Always in my corner. You are a man full of love, charity, service, and character! You are the best of the best. Thank you for always encouraging me.

    “Go Easy”

    Love You Always,


  8. We are praying for the family during this time of great loss. So many memories of a man who was a true warrier to fight the good fight, who loved deeply his wife, family and friends, who spread joy with a great laugh, and gave hope to all in spite of darkness. Truly David lived a virtuous life and his reward is eternal with our Lord. To Carmella, the love of his life, and the family and friends who grieve, our heats are with you and we pray for the strength of God's grace to carry you. All our love and affection, Cousin Bonnie Kimnach, and husband Bob.

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