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Claude Fusco Joins Imagine Board of Trustees

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Claude had a 36-year career at Ernst & Young LLP including 25 years as a partner serving in various roles around the globe including an International Tax Client Service Partner, Director of Tax for Ernst & Young International, Global Chair of Expatriate Tax Services, and New Jersey Managing Partner.

Claude resided in Westfield with his family from 1986 to 2009. He was married to Kathryn Blanton Fusco for 32 years until she lost her battle with Lung cancer in 2006.

They had three beautiful children Diana, Claude III (who passed away in 2012), and Emily. Diana, and her husband David Aldecoa now reside in Westfield with their two children Julian (4) and Olivia (2).

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Claude has been active in many organizations in Westfield including as Board Chair and Treasurer of the Westfield chapter of American Red Cross, Board member and Treasurer of United Way of Westfield, and Board Member, Treasurer, and President of Echo Lake Country Club. He also served on the Board of Westfield Baseball League.

Claude initiated and inspired the formation of The Caregivers Center at Overlook Hospital and served as Fundraising Chair to raise the funds necessary to bring The Caregiver Center to fruition and currently chairs the Caregiver Center Advisory Board. He was also recently active in St. Helen’s Parish Capital Campaign.

It was in the formation of the Caregiver Center that Claude met Gerry Glasser. Gerry, knowing that Claude and his family were no strangers to what it was like for a family to grieve over the loss of a loved one, introduced him to Mary Robinson and the concept of Imagine. He immediately became a supporter and Circle of Hope member. Both Claude and his daughter Emily participated in Evenings of Support.

Claude currently resides in Amelia Island Florida but is often found visiting his children and grandchildren who live in the house in Westfield where they were raised.

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