Kevin John of Scituate, formerly of Weymouth. September 1, 2021. Died peacefully, but unexpectedly, in his sleep. Predeceased by his siblings Noreen, Charles, Michael, James, and Brian McCusker; his sisters-in law Patricia and Josephine McCusker; survived by his beloved wife of 52 years, Barbara McCusker (nee Chase); his brother Thomas McCusker of Westwood, his brother Richard McCusker and wife Mary of Roslindale; his sister Patricia Bailey and husband Peter of West Roxbury, his sister Roseanne (Poey) Scanlan and husband Paul of Roslindale; his sister-in-law Linda McCusker of Walpole; his sister-in-law Roberta McCusker of Westwood; his daughter Kate Krumsiek and husband Michael of Cohasset; his son Patrick McCusker and wife Ann of Cohasset; his grandchildren Charlie, James, and Kevin Krumsiek and Ellie and Connor McCusker. Also survived by many loving nieces, nephews, cousins and friends. Kevin was raised on Centre St. in Roslindale with his nine siblings, the fifth child of Thomas and Nora. He graduated from English High school in 1958 and attended Suffolk University. Kevin served in the Army National Guard from 1962 to 1969. He spent his entire career as a letter carrier for the United States Postal Service, retiring after nearly 45 years of service and proud membership in Local NALC Branch 34. He enjoyed golfing, bowling, good music, the Boston Bruins and Red Sox. In 1968 he married the love of his life Barbara and settled in Weymouth, MA where they raised their two children Kate and Pat. Their house on Hyde Street was the location of many family gatherings, most memorable, the annual Labor Day party for over 35 years, featuring the famous McCusker egg toss. Family was the bedrock of Kevins life. He was the jokester and trickster amongst his siblings but also the lifelong peacemaker during inevitable family squabbles. He was the ultimate local superfan, never missing a game for his kids and grandkids. His wit and humor will be missed and his loyalty as a husband, father, grandfather, brother, and friend cannot be overstated. He had a lifelong love of reading, devouring books of all kinds and consuming three newspapers per day with such vigor as to pick up minutia that would make Seinfeld jealous. He loved to test his knowledge in trivia and crosswords. He enjoyed traveling, particularly camping at Hermit Island, Maine where he visited for four straight decades. Mark it well, Kevin will be greatly missed. Relatives and friends are invited to attend visiting hours at the P.E. Murray-F.J. Higgins, George F. Doherty & Sons Funeral Home, 2000 Centre St., West Roxbury, MA on Monday, September 6, 2021 from 2-6 PM. There will be a funeral procession from the funeral home on Tuesday morning September 7, 2021 at 9:00 AM, followed by a Mass of Christian Burial at Holy Name Parish, 1689 Centre St. West Roxbury, MA at 10 AM. Interment Blue Hills Cemetery, Braintree. For directions and guestbook, pemurrayfuneral.com
Published by The Patriot Ledger on Sep. 4, 2021.