July 29, 1946 ~ May 22, 2020

Resided in: North Haven, CT

Jacqueline “Jackie” Cusano-Zachey, 73, of North Haven passed away on Friday, May 22, 2020 at the Grimes Rehabilitation Center. She was the beloved wife of 52 years to Ron Zachey. Jackie was born in New Haven on July 29, 1946, daughter of the late Jack and Rose (Benevento) Cusano. She leaves behind her husband Ron and her son Ronnie (Janet) Zachey and her sister Judy (Edward) Pierpont. Jackie is also survived by her two grandchildren, Taylor and Ronnie Zachey, Jr., as well as many other friends and family members. Jackie devoted herself to her business, but also enjoyed going to the casino and family gatherings.
Jackie’s family would like to thank her sister, Judy Pierpont and her best friend of many years, Madeline Ruggiero, for the care they have given Jackie over the past few months.
Her Funeral Service will be private. Arrangements are in care of Beecher & Bennett Funeral Home, 2300 Whitney Ave., Hamden. To send condolences to Jackie’s family, please see her obituary at www.beecherandbennett.com.

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  1. Dear Ron, Ronnie, Janet & family,
    Please accept my condolences. God gained a beautiful angel. Rest In Peace Jackie. You will be missed.
    Love, Denise xo

  2. what can be said of a dear friend of over 62 years that passed away, only that I love you and will miss you. RIP


  3. Big Ron and family,
    My sincerest condolences to all who adored Jackie. To know her, was to love her. Our journey started some 32 years ago, of memories I’ll cherish forever. The honor to be part of her life was all mine. There are no words to explain her depth and loyalty to her family and friends. Jackie was one in a million. Beautiful, strong and unselfish. My heart will always carry her and the life lessons and skills she taught me. Thank you for sharing her with me for long… I love you Jackie…


  4. Can not put into words how much Jackie has meant to me these last 40 plus years, she was a cousin thru marriage but was the closest thing I had to a sister in law, she took me under her wings and taught me all about The Benevento family, her endless stories, family traditions which she gladly shared, things I would have never known which are a big part of my life now. I can never thank her enough for her undying generosity, and her warmth she showed to everyone, the life Lessons she taught me just by watching and admiring her. She was so funny even on her bad days she still had you laughing. I will forever miss our hours of conversation, just being able to pick up the phone and say hey Jack.. my world will never be the same. Your an angel now no more pain or suffering and I know your reunited with all the family you missed so much I’ll watch for the signs I know you will send me, love you forever Jack…

  5. Jackie growing up you were like a big sister you would tell me the stories of you feeding me the cold cuts to keep me occupied when you were babysitting me. Most of all I can remember you taking me for rides in the corvette,when I used to go to your moms house with my parents. Along with spending countless weekends at your house. Those were the best times. We might not of seen each other a lot as life went on with our families but you were always there. Noreen stayed in touch with you and all that you passed on to her about family traditions I‘m so ever grateful. I could go six months or a year without talking to you but it would be like it was yesterday when we did. I could go on and on. You were the best. Rest in Peace Cuz.

  6. I am so saddened by the loss of my cousin Jackie. I cherish the memories of us as children together with our grandmother, aunts, uncles and cousins and always, always laughing. Rest in Peace by beautiful cousin.

  7. To Ron,Ronnie,Judy. Sending Love and Comfort to all As I look at this photo of my cousin Jackie this is how I will always remember her Beautiful and with a big smile.I feel very lucky to have been part of a loving family and have fond memories especially of Jackie making everyone laugh.She was a giving person and will never be forgotten. Your cousin , Liz

  8. To Jackie’s Family.
    I’m very sadden to her of Jackie’s passing. My heartfelt condolences in the loss of my former classmate. I went to St Johns with her and then on to Jr High & High School. She was a very pretty girl throughout her life and very well liked. Jackie you’re in my heart & prayers. God Bless you in Heaven.
    Gloria A. Onorato
    Cheshire, CT

  9. Some of my fondest childhood memories are of my mom and aunts laughing and talking with their cousins, Jackie and Judy, and the rest of our beautiful family. I take comfort to know that Jackie is home, at peace, and embracing the divine presence of our ancestors. Rest in Peace, Beautiful Cousin. I love you!

  10. To The Family of Jackie Cusano I am so sorry to hear of the passing of Jackie. I was friends with her in high school. She was a beautiful, kind, and caring person. I am so sorry for your loss and my prayers are with you all at this sorrowful time.

  11. What a sad day the loss of a beautiful wife and mother and grandmother who love her family . You’ll be missed by us all .Ron I’m truly sorry she was a wonderful wife and your best friend my heart breaks for you !

  12. Dear Ron and family,

    It’s been a long time since we have seen each other, but I will always remember your mom. You and I had some great times growing up hanging around your house. Your mom was the greatest cook and the sweetest person.

    My sincere condolences on her passing.
    Please give my best regards to your dad.
    Steven Pace

  13. Dear Ron and family:
    We are so sorry to hear about Jacki. Our sincerest sympathies. We hope memories of happier times help to ease your sorrow.
    Linda and Ron Esposito

  14. Ron and Ronny and family. So sorry to hear of the passing of your wife and mother. Our deepest condolences.

  15. Thinking of you during this difficult time, may good memories and support of others ease your pain. Deepest Regards, Mantovani Family

  16. So sorry for your loss. My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family.

    With Deepest Sympathy,

    Sandi Lion

    • So sorry to hear of your loss. We had no idea when Susan and I walked by your house, Ron, and we waved to each other. I surely would have stopped to say how sorry we were to hear that you’ve lost Jackie. You and your family are in our thoughts.
      John and Susan Hoffmann

  17. Ron and family,

    Please accept our deepest heartfelt condolences on the passing of Jackie. May fond memories comfort you in this time of sorrow.

    Our thoughts and prayers are with you.

    Bob and Patti Ornato

  18. Such sad news. My sister, Mary Anne, and I were neighbors of the Cusano family. We both send our condolences to Judy, Ron and all of Jackie’s family. We grew up with Jackie and only have fond memories of her. Our thoughts are with all of Jackie’s family…please know that Jackie is at peace now.

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