Marie "Connie" Tusini
April 8, 1918- February 1, 2018
Marie C. “Connie” (Plati) Tusini
passed away Thursday afternoon, in the Melrose-Wakefield
Hospital after a short illness, she was 99. She was born in
April of 1918, in the North End of Boston. She was the daughter
of the late Gregorio & Rosaria Plati, Connie was one of 13
children to be welcomed into their family. She resided in
Everett, and later moved to Medford where she lived with her
husband and raised her two sons since 1951.
Everyone who knew Connie loved her. She was universally thought of
as a kind, considerate and generous individual welcoming all
visitors with a smile and a heaping portion of whatever was
cooking on the stove. In her younger years Connie worked for
Hood Milk and then during the war General Electric earning
praise and recognition for her dedication and hard work. After
her two sons were born Connie worked part time for Tufts
University, earning not one but two rocking chairs over her
long, 35 year career. She retired from Tufts in her seventies
only because the University required it.
Connie witnessed several students
come in as freshmen and ultimately become University professors,
managers and distinguished members of society everywhere. She
loved the college and the kids. As the University expanded
around her home and the families from decades ago moved away
Connie took to inviting the students living in the frat houses
nearby in for spaghetti and meatballs. Every year resulted in a
new crop of kids who knew her simple as “Aunt Connie”.
Connie’s favorite pastime was
playing poker with her brothers and sisters and following
politics on Fox News. The decades passed and Connie suffered the
death of virtually everyone in her generation dear to her,
including her husband Frank and all but one of her twelve
brothers and sisters. Family meant everything to Connie yet she
remained positive, happy and thankful her health was good enough
to enjoy visits from her children and grandchildren. She always
had a smile for them as they walked through the kitchen door to
see her sitting in her favorite chair, watching Fox News.
Connie was the devoted mother of Thomas R.
Tusini and wife Elizabeth of Medford & Paul M. Tusini and wife
Katherine of Boxford. She is the cherished grandmother of
Stephanie Gray and husband Justin, Kristen Tusini, and Paul Tusini all of Medford
and Evan Tusini and wife Alta of Boxford. Loving sister of Grace Iozzo of
Saugus. Marie is also survived by a multitude of nieces &
Connie was predeceased by her loving husband
Frank R. Tusini, who passed on January 1, 2005. She is also
predeceased by 11 siblings.
Funeral will be held from the Weir-MacCuish Golden Rule Funeral
Home, 144 Salem St., Malden on Wednesday, February. 7, 2018 at
10AM followed by a Mass of Christian Burial in St. Raphael
Church, 512 High St., Medford at 11AM.
Connie will Interred with her husband Frank in
Oak Grove Cemetery, Medford, following her funeral mass.
Relatives and friends may call at the funeral
home on Tuesday, February 6, 2018 from 5-9 PM.