Of Wilmington formerly of Tewksbury, passed away peacefully Thursday evening January 16th, 2020 at the age of 91.
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Born on March 26, 1928 in Waltham; son of the late Louis and Frances (Allia) Cusano, Dick was raised in Waltham and after his marriage to his childhood sweetheart in 1950 they raised their family and resided in Waltham for 40 years before moving to Yarmouth for 6 years and to Tewksbury 20 years ago.
Dick attended Saint Charles High School and like many of his generation left school to join the military. He proudly served with the United States Army during World War II.
He began his career as a Machinist and then owned and operated Cusano Brothers Plastering until his retirement.
Dick had a passion for playing golf and for many years was the Starter and Cart Manager at Winchester Country Club. He was a member of the Waltham Sons of Italy Dante Algerhi Lodge #953 and the Bass River Country Club on Cape Cod. In his spare time he loved playing golf and poker, reading, loved dancing, but most of all socializing and talking politics while having his morning coffee at McDonald's.
He was predeceased by his beloved wife of 63 years Helen A. (Pace) Cusano.
He is survived by his devoted & loving daughters Patricia Cusano Senarian and her husband Gary of Wilmington; and Robyn Cusano DiPietro of Tilton, NH; his cherished grandchildren Jeffrey Senarian and his wife Monique, David Senarian and his wife Emily, Michael Senarian and his wife Jacqueline. “Jackie” & Nicholas Dipietro; his cherished great grandchildren Gianna, Jeffrey Jr., Tessa, Anya and twins Dante and Drew; his dear brother Donald Cusano of Waltham and his sister-in-law Rosalind Cusano of Waltham. In addition he is survived by many nieces, nephews, cousins, extended family & friends.
Brother of the late Kenneth Cusano, Helen Bickford, Virginia Haydia, and his twin brother Robert Cusano.
Relatives & Friends are respectfully invited to attend a Funeral Service in celebration of Dick's Life in the Mary Catherine Chapel of Brasco & Sons Memorial, 773 Moody St, WALTHAM on Wednesday afternoon Jan. 22nd at 1:00 p.m. Services will conclude with United States Army Military Honors. Visiting Hours will be held in the Mary Catherine Chapel prior to the service on Wednesday from 11:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m. Parking attendants on duty.
In lieu of flowers expressions of sympathy may be made in Dick’s memory to the Dana Farber Cancer Institute, P.O. Box 849168 Boston, MA 02284.