Beauty inside

Josephine (Jo) Fuoco Obituary – Burlington County Times

Josephine (Jo) Fuoco instantly brightened up any room. Radiating beauty inside and out, she always shared a hug and lent a helping hand. She thrived on her family, friends, and community service: beloved teacher of the Holy Innocents; eucharistic minister; member of the Saint-Pierre choir since childhood and of the diocesan choir; member of the Cinnaminson and Burlington choirs; Female Auxiliary for C of C; Altar Rosary Society; member of the Deacons’ Wives and of the Secular Franciscan Third Order; member of the St. Peter’s and Delran Senior Citizens Clubs; and still found time for a bowling league. After graduating from Riverside High School, she worked in a clothing factory and as a soda jerk. Later in life, she worked at Galdo Jewelers and the Election Board.

She was a loving mother, volunteering her time as a scout leader, basketball coach, and CCD teacher. Tons of love was shared with his grandchildren and great-grandchildren. During their walks, the children would often find money near the sidewalk that “just lay there,” one of Jo’s many generous ways. Always a nurturer with a warm heart and a pot on the stove, she selflessly gave to everyone she met. Her love of cooking benefited all who knew her. She loved dogs, birds (especially hummingbirds), and gardening. Josephine was devoted to God and to the Blessed Mother, proud to be the wife of a deacon, proud of her parish. She was a parishioner for life at Saint-Pierre Church where she performed all her sacraments.

Josephine cherished 65 years of marriage to the late Deacon Joseph Fuoco. She was the daughter of Magdelena Capobianco (née Capone) and Carmine Capobianco, and sister to seven siblings. She is survived by her beloved children: Judy Sutton (Tom) of Delran and Frederick Fuoco of New Orleans; his grandchildren: Michelle Sutton-Kerchner (Jeff), Christina Rutledge (Bill), Sandy Farley (Troy); Kara Lashley (Jon) and Ericka Hunt (Ryan); and was the “grandmother” of her great-grandchildren: Max, Alex, Jessica, Jack, Benjamin, Joseph and Andrew; and Jayce, Demi, Jon, Paisley and Kinley. She has lots of extended family and friends.

Celebrate 98 active and blessed years: Monday, June 20, 6-8 p.m. and Tuesday, June 21, 9-10 a.m. at Sweeney Funeral Home, Riverside. Christian Funeral Mass at Jesus the Good Shepherd, Beverly: June 21, 10:30 a.m. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to St. Jude Children’s Hospital.

Posted on June 18, 2022

Published in the Burlington County Times

service information

celebration of life

Sweeney Funeral Home, Riverside

June 20, 2022 at 6:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m.

celebration of life

Sweeney Funeral Home, Riverside

June 21, 2022 at 9:00 a.m. – 10:00 a.m.

Christian burial mass

Jesus the Good Shepherd, Beverly

June 21, 2022 at 10:30 a.m.