Taylor Mary Fusilier, 95Taylor Mary Fusilier, age 95, of River Falls, died Sunday, Nov. 4, at Our House Assisted Living.
Taylor Mary Fusilier, age 95, of River Falls, died Sunday, Nov. 4, at Our House Assisted Living.
She was born in Eunice, La., on July 8, 1917. She lived there until June 26, 1954, when she married Ozman J. Fusilier, D.D.S., and moved to Clarkston, Mich. Upon O.J.'s retirement, they moved to North Ft. Myers, Fla. In 1996, they moved to River Falls, Wis., to be near family. Taylor Mary graduated from St. Edmund's High School in Eunice and attended college in Louisiana State Normal College in Natchitoches, La.
She was a homemaker, and her greatest joy was having her family around her and keeping up with their lives and accomplishments. Reading, cooking, and going out to lunch with her good friend, Bev Gutierrez, were passions she enjoyed. Taylor Mary was a faithful member of St. Bridget Catholic Church in River Falls.
Many thanks to "Our House” Assisted Living Facility, River Falls; Adoray Hospice of Baldwin, Wis.; and St. Bridget's Catholic Church, River Falls, for all their care and compassion shown to Mary. (Memorials to previously named charities.)
She was preceded in death by her mother, Rehna LaFleur Ford; son "Snookie" DeMoss; stepson Ronald Fusilier; and husband, Ozman.
Survived by stepsons: Charles (Marilyn) Fusilier, Manchester, Mich., Wallace (Bene) Fusilier, Chelsea, Mich.; daughters: Mary (Warren) Beers, Sebewaing, Mich., Marcelline Fusilier, Kuwait; son Joseph (Theresa) Fusilier, River Falls; 10 grandchildren, 12 great-grandchildren, and one great-great-grandchild.
Memorial Mass of Christian Burial will be held at 10 a.m. Saturday, Nov. 10, at St. Bridget Catholic Church in River Falls.
Cremation services provided by Bakken-Young Funeral & Cremation Services of River Falls.