Vincent ''Jimmy'' L. Cusano, 89, loving husband of Kathlyn McCarthy Cusano of Hamden passed away Dec. 31, 2003 in the Hospital of St. Raphael. He was born in New Haven, Dec. 13, 1914 a son of the late John M. and Margherita Nunziante Cusano and had lived in Hamden since 1951. He was owner of Community Laundry of New Haven for 40 years and also was manager of the Choate School Laundry and he later worked for the Webster Bank of New Haven. Mr. Cusano was a communicant of Our Lady of Mount Carmel Church, a member of the Knights of Columbus, Fourth Degree, John Barry Council of New Haven and the B.P.O.E. #2224 of Hamden. In addition to his wife, he is survived by his children; Mary Ellen ''Cookie'' and her husband, Michael Peterson of North Haven, Jayne Barese and Philip Manciero of Hamden, Marion and her husband, Ralph Nettleton of Ohio, Bunny Barbara and her husband, George Longyear of Hamden, Vincent Cusano and Mary Blecich of East Haven, Robert and his wife, Joanne Cusano of Cheshire, 9 grandchildren; Christopher & Matthew Peterson, Ralph, Ashlynn & Shawn Nettleton, Brian & George Longyear, Nicholas & Gianna Cusano and a great-granddaughter, Kelsi Nettleton. Brother of Nicholas Cusano, Louis ''Gigi'' Cusano, Rose DeRosa, Ernest Cusano, Margaret ''Yolanda'' Zorzanella, and Dorothy Onofrio. He was also survived by several nieces and nephews. Mr. Cusano was predeceased by two sisters, Prudence Caso and Mary Petraiuolo and a brother, John Cusano. Funeral from BEECHER & BENNETT, 2300 Whitney Ave., Hamden, Saturday, Jan. 3, 2004 at 9:30 a.m. A Mass of Christian Burial will be Celebrated in Our Lady of Mount Carmel Church at 10 a.m. Friends may call Friday (TODAY) from 4 -8 p.m. Burial in Centerville Cemetery. Memorial contributions may be sent to the St. Jude Children's Research Hospital, 501 St. Jude Place, Memphis TN 38105-1905 or to the charity of one's choice.

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  1. A great uncle who always made us laugh. We will never forget your great smile. Love, Mark, Marguerite & Jessica

  2. Bunny, So sorry to see you lost your father. Your memories will keep you together always.Sincerely Tommy….(aka Flower)

  3. Dear Mrs.Cusano, Cookie, Jayne, Vincent, Marian, Bunny,and Robbie, Condolences to all of you and your families on your husband\’s and Dad\’s passing. He was a warm, funny, and wonderful person, who always had a smile on his face. We\’ll never forget him and his jokes! Perhaps Mr. C. and my Dad are sharing their favorite jokes right now. The service was beautiful, and Christopher\’s and Robbie\’s words were heartfelt and inspirational. Love, Tom and Carolyn

  4. I am very sorry for the loss of your father.May your fondest memories be a source of comfort to you. Our prayers and thoughts are with you. Sincerely, The Castiglione Family

  5. To my Aunt and Cousins, My deepest sympathies—I remember my uncle as a happy, kind and friendly man who I will always remember fondly. Love, Bill

  6. To the best brother I ever had, I\’ll always remember the good times we shared. You\’ll never be forgotten. Love, Dora

  7. To the Cusano Family, I wanted to express my sympathies during this difficult time. Mr. Cusano was a wonderful, good-hearted man, always ready with a joke or a kind word. He raised a great family, which I\’ve always been happy to feel a part of. My thoughts are with you. Sincerely, Tyler Peterson

  8. We will always have the fondest memories of Uncle Jim\’s kindness and warm smile. May he rest in peace. Love, Sue, Jerry and Brian

  9. With sincerest sympathy to my aunt and cousins on the death of a very special uncle. You are all in my thoughts and prayers.

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