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Nancy Bell Hall Fumuso

August 4, 1961 — June 22, 2024

"To my dear friend of unbounded joy, limitless love of life and friends,

depthless curiosity, and endless, bubbling enthusiasm.

The fabric of reality is somehow thinner without you.

Colors are less bright, and sounds are tinny.

But your spirit remains in our hearts.

We will love you, always. I will look for you on the lake."

-Quote from Bob Doolittle, Family Friend

In Loving Memory of Nancy Bell Hall Fumuso

On June 22, 2024, a hole opened up in the universe. Nancy Bell Hall Fumuso left us suddenly and far too soon after heart-related complications. This is both tragic and ironic because Nancy had the biggest heart - always making room for one more person, one more critter, one more fun new experience, and one more idea to ponder and discuss. She came into the world on August 4th, 1961 in Poughkeepsie, NY, and was the youngest of six children born to Harlan Robert Hall, Jr. and Marjorie Erickson Hall. Nancy was preceded in death by both of her parents and by her sister, Barbara Ann Hall whom she never met.

She is survived by her loving husband Charles Walter Fumuso, adored son Anthony Orion Fumuso, siblings Patricia Hall Steffes (Mike), Robert Reed Hall (Cindy), James Granger Hall (Sharon), John Erickson Hall (Mary), cherished nieces and nephews, her dog Luna and several well-treated cats.

Her father's career as an engineer at IBM kept the family moving throughout the East Coast and Midwest (Poughkeepsie, New York; Endwell, New York; Raleigh, North Carolina; and Mazeppa, Minnesota). After graduating from Mazeppa High School, she studied at Winona State University then transferred to the University of Wisconsin-Madison where she earned a Bachelor of Science degree in Geological and Earth Sciences.

Nancy met Charles while they were both attending UW-Madison. She and Charles moved to Lexington, Massachusetts, where Nancy combined work and passion as an office manager and advocate for Greenpeace.

Their love of family brought them back to the Midwest where they settled in Saint Paul, Minnesota. It is from here that she could easily visit her parents on Turner Lake in northern Wisconsin. She worked in development at Outward Bound then moved to data management jobs at the Science Museum of Minnesota and later at Circus Juventas.

Their son Anthony was born in 1998 and became Charles and Nancy's joy and passion. They loved raising Anthony and encouraging, coaching and cheering for him at the numerous sports activities he loved over the years. Nancy had unstoppable energy for Anthony and was always his greatest advocate emotionally, educationally and spiritually. It was her greatest joy to have Anthony now returning the same unstoppable energy for his world and for his mom.

Nancy loved learning about anything and everything. She lit up when talking about topics close to her heart (or what she called "woo-woo"). She had a knack for helping people identify their own motivations and stumbling blocks, and her energy blossomed during these discussions. Friends and family would often walk away with a completely new take on the subject or even a new take on the world because of Nancy's unique insights.

The family plans a memorial in St. Paul on Friday, July 19th, 2024 at 5:00pm at the Newell Park Pavilion. In lieu of flowers, please send or bring a photo and/or a story on an index card to pin on a memory board of Nancy.

A second memorial will be held at a later date near Nancy's beloved Turner Lake.

She will be missed dearly, and for those who will never get the chance to meet her here on Earth, you must look to heaven - she'll be the angel asking a million questions.

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