Marie Theresa D'Avanzo
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Marie Theresa D'Avanzo
  • August 14, 1926 - May 10, 2017
  • Spring Hill, Florida

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Marie Theresa D’Avanzo, age 90, of Spring Hill, FL. died on May 10, 2017 at the HPH Hospice Care Center, in Brooksville. Marie was born on August 14, 1926, in Brooklyn, NY, to the late Domenick and Anna (Pape) Fusco. Marie worked for the Department of Defense after college, but, after the death of her mother, she took a job at a local hospital as a receptionist in the Emergency Room, so she was closer to home and could help raise her younger brothers. Marie married the love of her life, Victor D’Avanzo, in Brooklyn, NY on June 10, 1950, and they remained married until his death in 2000. In 1952 they moved to West Islip, LINY, and started a family and she had 3 children, Anna Marie, Victor, and William. Marie helped take care of her grandchildren; Nicholas, Christina, and Jennifer. She was able to dance at Jennifer and Nickolas’ wedding in 2014, and able to see 4 great grandchildren born. She has touched the lives of so many and has been loved by all. Marie was preceded in death by her husband Victor, brothers, Thomas Fusco and John Fusco. Marie is lovingly survived by her daughter, Anna Marie Grispo and Her husband Nat, of Spring Hill, FL. Son, Victor D’Avanzo and his wife Patricia, of Middleton, NJ. Son, William D’Avanzo and his wife Melissa, of New Braunfels, TX. Marie is also survived by her grandson, Nicholas Grispo, of Spring Hill, FL. granddaughter, Christina Grispo and Jay Collins, of Spring Hill, FL. granddaughter, Jennifer Christenson and her husband Nickolas, of Spring Hill, FL. grandson, Christopher D’Avanzo, of Middleton, NJ. Granddaughter, Amanda D’Avanzo, of Middleton, NJ, and Matthew D’Avanzo, of New Braunfels, TX. also great granddaughters, Jade Marie Grispo, Madison Amato, Ashlynn Collins, and great grandson, Hunter Collins, all of Spring Hill, FL. Marie is also survived by her brothers, Nicholas Fusco, of NY, and Joseph Fusco and his wife Anna, of NY and sister-in-law Carmela Fusco of Wayne, NY, as well as a large family of nieces, nephews, and great nieces and nephews. A special word of thanks goes out to 1st cousin Marjorie Schlick, who came to Florida from Mystic Islands, NJ to help care for Marie and sit with her during this time. The family will come together for a Memorial Gathering and Service on Friday, June 2, 2017. The service will be held at 10 AM, at Turner Funeral Home, 14360 Spring Hill Drive, Spring Hill, FL 34609. Following services, Marie will be buried next to Victor at the Florida National Cemetery, in Bushnell, FL. In Lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to the St. Jude Children’s Hospital, 501 St. Jude Place, Memphis, TN 38105