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Edith P. Fulco

Date of Birth

April 16, 1929

Date of Death

November 16, 2018

Edith P. Fulco of Santa Barbara, California passed away peacefully on November 16, 2018 surrounded by loving family and friends. She was comforted by the strength of family and her faith.

Edith was born in Buenos Aires, Argentina on April 16, 1929 to Emilio Pérez Abaurre and Rosalia Andrich. She grew up in Argentina where she attended Santa Union school, and where she met the love of her life, Jose Fulco, through mutual friends. He spotted her from across the room and, instantly smitten, asked her to dance. She refused, but luckily he persisted and they were married on September 10, 1949. They enjoyed 69 years of marriage during which they were blessed with 5 children and 11 grandchildren.

Jose and Edith arrived in California in 1957 and have lived in Santa Barbara for the last 54 years. During those years, they involved themselves in the community in a variety of ways. A generous and compassionate person, Edith was beloved by many. She served as a member of the Child Abuse Listening Mediation (CALM) Auxiliary for nearly 30 years, and supported many other charities serving children. She was a faithful and long-time member of the San Roque Parish. Edith will be remembered for her kindness, elegance, and devotion to her family, friends, and Catholic faith.

Among their fondest memories was dancing the tango on the patio of the Biltmore Hotel, where the mariachi band would start playing tango music the moment Edith and Jose walked in. Together they created a life full of adventure and affection, traveling the world by land, sea and sky, creating many lifelong friendships along the way.

Her loving memory will be carried on by her husband, Dr. Jose Fulco; their five children: Jorge Fulco, Monica Fulco McCaskey, Marilu Fulco Habel, Jose Fulco, and Rosemary Fulco Rose; their sons- and daughters-in-law: Lisa Maglione, Kay Morter, Bob McCaskey, Rob Habel, Amy Fulco, and Bruce Rose; their eleven grandchildren: Nicholas Habel, Sam Fulco, Emilio Fulco, Shelly Rose Lawrence, James McCaskey, Jessica Fulco, Rob Habel, Celia Fulco, Michael Rose, Sara McCaskey, and Sage Fulco; her siblings: Graciela Pérez Andrich, Beatriz Alicia Pérez Andrich, and Eduardo Pérez Andrich.

A memorial service will be held on Saturday, December 1, at 2 p.m. at San Roque Catholic Church with Father Mel Jurisich, O.F.M. officiating. She will be laid to rest at Calvary Cemetery of Santa Barbara. In lieu of flowers, contributions can be made in memory of Edith Fulco to CALM (calm4kids.org), the Special Olympics of Northern California (sonc.org), or Save the Children (savethechildren.org).

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