unknown - December 18, 2012
Lucy Cusano Panzino, 94, of Camillus, passed away Tuesday, Dec. 18, 2012, in her loving husband’s arms, at Upstate University Hospital at Community General. A lifetime resident of the Syracuse area, she was born on Thursday, January 17, 1918, and was the daughter of Anthony Cusano and Anna Serio Cusanoa. She was a graduate of Eastwood High School and moved to Camillus in 1960.
Lucy worked as a seamstress at Learbury's for many years. An active communicant of St. Joseph's Church, she was a member of its Altar & Rosary Society, Legion of Mary, Funeral Guild and also a money counter. She was active in making over 30,000 rosaries for people all over the world.
Lucy was an avid sportswoman and excelled as a softball player, playing first base for many championship teams. She was a member of the Camillus Elks Ladies' Auxiliary, American Legion Ladies’ Auxiliary, and the Camillus Senior Citizens. She was a lunch aide at East Hill Elementary School and a great cook and baker. Besides family and friends, Lucy enjoyed life in general. She will be sadly missed.
Lucy was predeceased by her son, Anthony; and brothers, Thomas, Peter, John, Anthony, Michael, Nickolas and Jacob Cusano.
Surviving are her devoted husband of 60 years, Frank Joseph Panzino; daughter, Mary Anne (Trish Miller) Panzino of Minoa; sons, Anthony (Angela Sausser) of Columbus, Ohio and Francis (Ruth) of Placentia, California; sister, Mary (Michael) Frenza of Syracuse; brother, Mark Cusano of Hollywood, California; sister-in-law, Jean Cusano; four granddaughters; and many nieces, nephews and cousins.
Relatives and friends called from 4 to 7 p.m. Friday, Dec. 21 at the Buranich Funeral Home, 5431 W. Genesee St., Camillus. Services: 9:30 a.m. Saturday, Dec. 22 at the funeral home and 10 a.m. in St. Joseph’s Church where Rev. Peter Worn celebrated a funeral Mass. Lucy was laid to rest in Assumption Cemetery. Contributions may be made to St. Joseph's Church Human Development Fund, 5600 W. Genesee St., Camillus, NY 13031. Please share condolences at buranichfuneralhome.com.