Joan Fusco, former manager of remainders and overstock at Abrams, died on September 14 following a debilitating stroke. She was 83.

Fusco joined Abrams following the company’s acquisition of Stewart, Tabori & Chang in 2000, and handled a number of responsibilities in the Abrams sales department during her time with the company. Before that, she worked at U.S. Media Holdings and Smithmark.

“Although her job was in sales, she naturally played the role of company ‘den mother,’ always supportive, caring, and ready to listen, and so proud of all the life and professional achievements of the Abrams staff,” Abrams said in a statement. “Joan was the life of any party she attended as well as a caring, supportive, attentive and generous friend to many she worked with and stayed in touch with after her retirement in early 2019.”

Fusco is survived by a husband, Pete; daughter, Donna; grandson, Steven; and great-granddaughter ,Anna. Charitable donations in her memory can be sent to St Jude’s Children’s Hospital. A memorial mass will be held on October 14 at 11:00 AM at St. Brigid’s Church at 85 Post Avenue in Westbury, New York.