CUSANO, JOHN A. " RICK", SR. John A. "Rick" Cusano, Sr., of East Haven, passed away at his home on Thursday, March 7, 2013. He is the husband of Ruth Gonsalves Cusano. John was born in New Haven on January 29, 1942 to the late Henry and Agnes Fertiguera Cusano. He worked as a baker for Venice Bakery for many years until he became a truck driver working for Barton and Brescam Distributors. He is a member of the Teamsters, Local 443. He is also a proud Veteran of the United States Army
. Besides his wife, he is survived by a son John A. Cusano, Jr. of East Haven, three daughters, Deneen Mackey of Branford, Laura Ann Cusano of East Haven and Deborah (Thomas) Angelo of East Haven and a brother Harry Cusano of NY. He also leaves seven grandchildren; Chloe and Kyle Cusano, Cameron and Amanda Mackey, Tyler, Trevor and Olivia Angelo. Funeral will leave the EAST HAVEN MEMORIAL FUNERAL HOME, 425 Main St., Tuesday morning at 9:30 for a funeral mass in St. Vincent dePaul Church at 10 o'clock. Burial will be in East Lawn Cemetery. Friends may call on Monday evening from 4 to 7 pm. Memorial Contributions may be made to Friends of Fisher House of CT, c/o Newman Creed Associates, P.O. Box 575, Bristol, CT 06011, affiliated with the West Haven VA Hospital.