Winifred Fuss, telephone operator

September 20, 2012

Winifred Fuss, a former operator for the Chesapeake and Potomac Telephone Co., died Sept. 13 at a nursing home in Wallingford, Conn. She was 82.

She had Alzheimer’s disease, said her daughter Karen Baker.

Winifred Anne Quigley was born in Washington and graduated in 1948 from the old St. Mary’s Academy in Leonardtown.

As a young woman, she was a C&P telephone operator. She met her future husband, Robert P. Fuss, at the telephone company. They were married in 1956. He died in 1987.

Mrs. Fuss was a homemaker for many years and, from 1965 to 1985, worked again at the telephone company.

She moved from Rockville to her daughter Karen’s home in Severna Park in 2000. She moved to the nursing home in Connecticut in 2006.

Survivors include three children, Karen Baker of Severna Park, Kristen Wolfe of Cheshire, Conn., and Erik Fuss of Smithsburg, Md.; and five grandchildren.

— Bart Barnes

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