Tributes paid to tragic teacher

By Mark HeathGRIEVING parents have paid tribute to their teacher daughter who was killed in a road crash.Gemma Fuschillo died on Sunday after apparently losing control of her red Peugeot 106 on the London-bound carriageway of the A12.

By Mark Heath

GRIEVING parents have paid tribute to their teacher daughter who was killed in a road crash.

Gemma Fuschillo died on Sunday after apparently losing control of her red Peugeot 106 on the London-bound carriageway of the A12.

Her car struck a nearside fence in the crash, which happened at Ingatestone at about 5am, and the 23-year-old was pronounced dead at the scene.


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Her parents, Paul and Karen, who live in Holbrook, said yesterday she had been one of four children and left behind two brothers, Ben and Sam, and a sister, Gina.

They added: “Gemma tragically died on Sunday after only taking up her first teaching post last September at Uppingham School in Rutland.

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“Our daughter's interests included sport and travel and, in recent years, Gemma visited Hong Kong, Australia, Fiji and Spain.”

Miss Fuschillo, who lived in Uppingham, was born in Dover and attended Dover College before finishing her schooling as head girl at Wymondham College in Norfolk.

She read international business studies at Humberside University, spending a year in New Zealand as part of the course, and went on to study for a postgraduate certificate in education at Sheffield Hallam University.

Chigwell traffic police appealed for any witnesses to the crash to contact 01279 621821.

mark.heath@eadt.co.uk

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