Celebration of Life Memorial Service
Saturday, February 29, 2020 3 PM Sauls Funeral Home
90 Simmonsville Rd, Bluffton, SC
The family will greet friends beginning at 3 PM with a memorial service following at 4 PM
Mrs. Betty Jo Brown Brusco, age 66 of Bluffton, SC and formerly of Laguna Niguel, CA, Frederick, MD, Miami Florida, Lake Mary Florida, and Gainesville Florida passed away peacefully on January 31, 2020 at Sprenger Healthcare in Bluffton, SC after a courageous Battle with cancer and multiple sclerosis.
Mrs. Betty Brusco was born in Ft. Worth Texas on July 5, 1953 to John Arthur Brown and Phyllis Eileen Tate who preceded her in death. Betty was a graduate of Madonna Academy in Lake Forest, Florida where she met her husband Sam at the first high school dance were she was a freshman and he was a junior, they married in Hollywood Florida after Betty graduated. Betty is survived by her loving husband of 49 years, Samuel Joseph Brusco III and their three children, Jon Steven (life partner Robin), Anthony Michael (wife Abigail), and Jennifer Marie (life partner Bryan). In addition, their grandchildren Elizabeth Nicole, Katelynn Victoria, Logan Alexander, Noah Riley, Madilynn Grace, Ella Olivia, Sophia Isabella and Gabriel Michael. Also surviving are her sisters Karen and Mary and her brothers Alan and Phillip. Betty and her husband Sam lived in various cities in Florida, Maryland, California and South Carolina.
Betty was a loving mother who was a kind and caring person and always wanted to make everyone happy. Betty and her husband enjoyed their vacations, which included Freeport, Bahamas, Barbados, Ashland New Hampshire, cruising the Alaskan coast and many other special places. Betty loved being a mother and grandmother and was extremely proud of her children. She was known as a kind and caring person who always wanted to make everyone happy. She kept in touch with her Madonna friends throughout her life and cherished those friendships. She was a determined woman who never let her illnesses get the best of her. Betty led an energetic and active life. She was a champion for The National MS Society and support groups throughout her adult life. One special memory she loved to share was fishing in Cabo San Lucas Mexico, and catching a 127-pound marlin in 2008.
The family would like to thank Sprenger Healthcare and their nurses, caregivers, and volunteers. A special heartfelt thank you to Hank and Alexa who were so much more than a nurse and caregiver.
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