WALLINGFORD - Pasquale Cusano, 95, husband of the late Anna Mazzaro Cusano, passed from this life on Tuesday, July 9, 2013.
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He was born on Jan. 12, 1918, in Waterbury, and raised in Italy from a young age, until the age of 19. He and his sister Rosalie returned to the United States in 1936, to pave the way for the rest of the family to immigrate. Anna and Pasquale wed on Sept. 18, 1948, and settled in Wallingford where they raised their five sons. Pasquale worked for Insilco Corp. for over 40 years. After his retirement from Insilco, he was employed as a custodian at the Wallingford Town Hall for over 10 years. A loving husband, father, grandfather and great-grandfather, Pasquale found his greatest joy with his family. He was also very proud to be asked to drive in the Memorial Day Parade every year in his treasured 1973 yellow El Dorado convertible. He was predeceased by the love of his life Anna; parents, Dominic and Josephine Cusano; one brother; and six sisters; and two daughters-in-law.
He is survived by his brother, Vincenzo and wife, Filomena; and five sons, Raymond and Robin Cusano, of Waterford, Dominic Cusano, of Wallingford, William Cusano, of Berlin, David and Zoraida Cusano, of Wallingford, and Patrick and Tracy Cusano, also of Wallingford; also granddaughters, Sheila, Kayla, and Patricia; great-grandchildren, Alexander, Travis, Makayla, and Miliani; granddaughter, Brittany and her fiancé, Christopher Banville; and great-grandson, Greyson; grandson, David Jr., and his fiancé, Katie Souviney; and great-grandson, Malachi; grandsons, Pasquale and Dominic, all of whom will miss him dearly.
The family will receive those wishing to pay their respects on Sunday, July 14, from 4 to 7 p.m. at B.C. Bailey Funeral Home, 273 South Elm St., Wallingford. A funeral Mass will be held on Monday, July 15, at 10:30 a.m. at Most Holy Trinity Church, 68 North Colony Road, Wallingford with internment to follow at St .John's Cemetery, 400 Christian St., Wallingford. In honor of Pasquale's memory, the Family requests that you do an act of kindness for a loved one. To leave a message of remembrance or for directions please visit www.BCBailey.com
B.C. Bailey Funeral Home
273 South Elm Street
Wallingford, CT 06492
Published in The Record-Journal on July 12, 2013