CPT Anthony George Fusco, 28, formerly of Watertown, died unexpectedly on Tuesday, May 14, 2013 in El Paso, TX.He was the husband of Franziska (Gerber) Fusco.
CPT Fusco was born on January 24, 1985.Born and raised in Watertown, he was a member of the Class of 2004 at WatertownHigh School.During his time there, he was a successful scholar athlete, captaining the football and track teams and earning Watertown’s Most Valuable Player honors in 2003.He was a member of the National Honor Society and was a National Football Scholar Athlete selection in 2003.He continued on to the United StatesMilitaryAcademy at West Point, NY where he lettered and in 2007 was captain of the Army Football Team.Anthony graduated with a BS degree in Engineering on June 20, 2008 and was commissioned as a 2LT in the Air Defense Artillery.He served as an athletic intern with the West Point Football Team for a year and then attended Basic Officer Leadership Course at Fort Bliss, Texas in 2009.
CPT Fusco was assigned to Headquarters and Headquarters Battery, 2nd Battalion 43rd Air Defense Artillery on January 27, 2010.Upon arriving to the Battalion, he was assigned to the Operations Section where he served as the Assistant Operations Officer.He deployed with the Battalion to Bahrain in support of Operation Enduring Freedom from May 2011 through January 2012.After his redeployment, CPT Fusco served as the Battalion Chemical Officer for the next six months before he was assigned as the Headquarters and Headquarters Battery Executive Officer.
CPT Fusco went above and beyond his duties as an Assistant Operations Officer and Battery Executive Officer.Not only did he excel in leading soldiers, he was an excellent athlete.Anthony was also a member of the Oakville VFW Post 7330.
CPT Fusco’s awards and decorations include:The Army Commendation Award (1 OLC), the Army Achievement Award (1 OLC), the Meritorious Unit Citation, the National Defense Service Medal, the Global War on Terror Expeditionary Medal, the Global War on Terrorism Service Medal and the Army Service Ribbon.
Besides his wife of 3 years, he leaves behind his mother Kathy and her husband William Moher of Watertown; his father George and his wife Lisa Fusco of Cape Cod, Massachusetts; mother-in-law Anna and her husband Bruno Zaehner of Zurich Switzerland; father-in-law Beat Gerber of Bern, Switzerland; brother-in-law Roman Gerber of Zurich, Switzerland; grandparents George and Elaine Zonas of Waterbury and Norma Moher of Watertown; a sister Kristine Fusco of Watertown; a nephew, Kolby Williams; two nieces Mariah Carroll and Maddox Fusco; many step brothers and sisters, several aunts and uncles and many cousins.
Arrangements: A Funeral Mass will be celebrated on Friday, May 24, 2013 at 10:00 am at St. John the EvangelistChurch, 574 Main Street, Watertown.Friends are asked to meet DIRECTLY at the Church.Burial with full military honors will follow at Mt.OlivetCemetery, Watertown.Arrangements have been entrusted to Chase Parkway Memorial/The Albini Family Funeral Home, 430 Chase Parkway, Waterbury.Calling hours will be held at the funeral home Thursday, to .
In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in Anthony’s memory to: