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Ann J. Tusa

November 22, 1943 ~ April 19, 2019 (age 75)

Ann J. Tusa

Beloved Wife, Mother, Grandmother, Great-Grandmother and Sister, 75


Mrs. Ann J. (nee Foley) Tusa, 75, of Nutley, NJ, passed away on Friday, April 19, 2019 at her home surrounded by her loving family.  There will be a memorial visitation at the Biondi Funeral Home of Nutley, 540 Franklin Avenue on Tuesday, April 30 from 4:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m.  The funeral will be conducted on Wednesday, May 1 at 9:30 a.m. There will be a memorial funeral mass celebrated at St. Mary’s Church, Nutley at 10:45 a.m. 


Mrs. Tusa was born in Stirling, Scotland and emigrated to Clifton, NJ at the age of 20, and resided in Nutley since 1967.  She was a Library Associate for McCarter English, Newark for over 20 years before retiring.  Mrs. Tusa was a Lector and Eucharistic Minister, and taught CCD for many years at St. Mary’s Church, Nutley.


She is survived by her beloved  husband of 51 years Philip A. Tusa; her devoted children Jo-Ann Zummo and her husband Len, Loretta Van Etten, Ellen Arrigoni and her husband Tom, Carolyn Hacker and her husband Sandy, Gerard Tusa and his wife Andria, Peter Tusa and his wife Lisa, and Philip M. Tusa and his fiancée Jill; and also her 15 cherished grandchildren and her precious great-granddaughter.  She is also survived by her loving sister Rosemary MacLeod.


Mrs. Tusa is predeceased by her son-in-law John Van Etten.



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