Helen Theresa Fuda (Mancusi), age 86, passed away peacefully and comfortably Saturday, September 3, 2021.
She was born to the late Leonard and Sophie (Ginter) Mancusi in Stamford, CT on July 4, 1935. She graduated from Stamford High School and, soon thereafter, met her future husband, Joseph Fuda, also of Stamford. They where married for 50 years until Joe’s passing in 2008.
Helen and Joe lived in Stamford their entire lives, where they raised their two children, Michael and Maria (Mia) with consistency, comfort, and love. They co-owned the Central Deli in Darien, CT for many years. Helen then went on to become a teacher’s assistant for special needs children at Springdale Elementary school where she remained working until she retired in her late 70’s.
Helen’s loves were family, relatives, dear friends and her home which she lived in from 1962 till her passing. During retirement, she enjoyed cooking, gardening, and remained active with walks around her neighborhood with her beloved dog “Tucker”. During her last years, she was confined to home where she received excellent in-home care and compassion from her daughter, caretakers, Maka and Georgi, and watchful neighbors who ensured her comfort and safety till the very end.
In addition to her parents and husband, Helen is pre-deceased by her sister Angela Milton Catino ( Mancusi). She is survived by her children Maria (Mia) Fuda Chase, Michael Fuda and his wife Lori Abbott Fuda; beloved grandchildren Jaret Thomas Chase, Steven Lee Chase, Hunter Fuda, Laurel Fuda; brother Joseph (Joe) Mancusi and his wife Joan (Molinari); and many beloved nieces, nephews, and cousins.
A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated on Saturday, September 11, 2021 at 10:30 AM at St. Gabriel RC Church,914 Newfield Avenue, Stamford. Interment will follow at Queen of Peace Cemetery, Rock Rimmon Road, Stamford. There will be no calling hours.
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