Yankees mourn loss after wife of executive killed in NY storm

A collage showing two photographs - the first depicts Catherine and her husband Michael Tusiani attending an MLB All-Star Game event together in 2017, smiling and dressed formally. The second image shows the scene of the devastating accident that tragically took Catherine's life.
Amanda Paula
Thursday April 4, 2024

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In a tragic turn of events, Catherine Tusiani, aged 50, the wife of Michael J. Tusiani, Senior Vice President of Partnership for the New York Yankees, lost her life during a severe rainstorm on Wednesday night. According to law enforcement sources, the incident occurred as she was traveling northbound on Route 128 in Armonk, Westchester County, New York, when a tree struck her vehicle.

The Pinstripes send support to a Yankees family member in mourning

The news of Tusiani’s passing has reverberated throughout the Yankees organization. In an official statement, the team expressed profound sorrow, acknowledging the immense impact within the Yankees family following the sudden and tragic loss of Cathy Tusiani. The statement lauded her as beloved by front office staffers, highlighting her kindness, intelligence, sense of humor, and profound love for her husband over his two-plus decades of dedicated service to the organization.

As the Yankees grieve alongside Michael Tusiani, their daughters Alexa and Julia, and the entire Tusiani family, they have vowed unwavering support and love during this unfathomable loss.

Confirmation of Tusiani’s passing was relayed through an email to teachers and staff members of Byram Hills High School, as reported by the New York Post, where one of her daughters, Julia, is a senior. The school, situated near the accident site, remained closed on Thursday due to road closures stemming from the storm.

A woman was killed while driving her car only a few blocks from her home by a crashing tree to the roadway during Wednesday storm. 4 Tusiani, 50, was killed when a tree struck her vehicle while she was traveling northbound on Route 128 in Armonk, law enforcement sources said.

The tragic incident has prompted discussions surrounding safety measures during severe weather conditions. Westchester County Executive George Latimer extended his condolences to Tusiani’s family, underscoring the unpredictable nature of life, especially in adverse weather situations.

This heart-wrenching event draws parallels to a similar tragedy in October 2022 when a woman lost her life due to a falling tree in Westchester County. Susan Braga, aged 34, was killed when a tree struck her vehicle on Interstate 95 near Harrison.

Investigations into Tusiani’s death are underway, led by the North Castle and Westchester County Police Departments, with a focus on identifying contributing factors to the accident and exploring preventative measures for the future.

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