Mechanic 06

Nicholas Fusco

December 24, 1964 ~ November 27, 2022 (age 57) 57 Years Old


Nicholas Fusco, 57, passed away peacefully with his family at his side on Sunday, November 27, 2022 at VITAS Hospice Care at St. Mary’s Hospital in Waterbury. Nick was the loving husband of Laura (Dreher) Fusco, who recently celebrated their 30-year wedding anniversary in September.

Nick was born on December 24, 1964 in Waterbury, a son of Beverly (Raimo) and Fiorino Fusco. He grew up in Prospect. He graduated from Wilby High School in 1982.  Nick always stayed active and focused on his body fitness, which included taking Taekwondo.

Nick was considered Mr. Fix It and a “Jack of all trades” who seemed to have an endless wealth of knowledge about so many different things. With his sharp mind and skilled hands, he could seemingly fix (or make) anything. He enjoyed tinkering on cars, working on inventions, cooking, and his favorite past time was snowmobiling. At a time, he had even built a homemade snowmobile and an Evel Knievel ramp in his backyard! For much of his life Nick worked with heavy machinery in construction, and for over the past 15 years he had worked for Dalling Construction in Stratford. He was also a member of the International Union of Operating Engineers (IUOE) Local 478.

Nick loved his family with all his heart and always put them first. He loved spending time with them and they would often take short trips together. He and his wife Laura had a tradition every Sunday of getting breakfast and then taking a daytrip to the casino. In the summer his family would pack a lunch and spend the day cruising Highland Lake, swimming, and making memories. In the winter him and his buddies would make trips to Vermont and New Hampshire for a long weekend of snowmobiling. The sun rose and set for his three granddaughters (His A Team). He and his girls were very much a unit and his pride and joy.

Nick had a warm and loving heart. He was a helping hand to anyone who needed him.  He will be missed by all who were blessed to have known him.

In addition to his wife and parents, left to cherish Nick’s memory is his daughter Amanda Bianchi of Middlebury and his three granddaughters Ashlyn, Alyssa, and Addison Bianchi; sister Kathy and husband Roger Evitts along with their daughter Sarah Evitts of Cheshire. He is also survived by 7 brothers-in-law; 8 sisters-in-law; and several other nieces, nephews, cousins, and many dear friends, including his best friend Randy Smith.

Nick is predeceased by his paternal grandparents Louis and Josephine Raimo; his maternal grandparents Nicola and Filomena Fusco; and his brother-in-law Paul Dreher.

Visitation will be held from 5 to 8pm on Friday, December 2, 2022 at Prospect Memorial / The Palmerie Family Funeral Home, 72 Waterbury Rd. in Prospect. Friends will be invited to share favorite stories and memories of Nick beginning at 7:15pm.

A funeral mass will be celebrated at 10am on Saturday, December 3, 2022 at the Basilica of the Immaculate Conception Church, 74 W Main St. in Waterbury. Those wishing to attend mass are asked to please meet directly at church Saturday morning. Burial will be at the convenience of the family.

You are invited to share a fond memory, photo and words of comfort for Nick's family on his Tribute Wall on this website.


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December 2, 2022

5:00 PM to 8:00 PM
Prospect Memorial Funeral & Cremation Services
122 Waterbury Road
Waterbury, CT 06712

Funeral Mass
December 3, 2022

10:00 AM
Basilica of the Immaculate Conception
74 West Main St
Waterbury, CT 06702


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