Raymond A. Cusano, 75, of North Haven, passed away peacefully on Thursday, May 11, 2017 at Masonicare Health Center, Wallingford with his family by his side. He was the beloved husband of 52 years to Myra Celone Cusano. Raymond was born in New Haven on October 13, 1941, son of the late Frank and Mary Mattie Cusano. Raymond was a Regional Manager at Sears for many years; an avid NASCAR fan especially Dale Earnhardt Sr. and Dale Earnhardt Jr; was a parishioner at Our Lady of Mount Carmel Church. Brother of Barbara DeMatteo, Cynthia Pragano and Frances Pagano. Brother-in-law of Barbara Pisani. Uncle of Matthew and Mary Pisani and many other nieces and nephews. Great uncle of Nicholas, J.P. and Andrew. The family would like to offer a special thanks to the nursing staff at Smilow Cancer Hospital-Shoreline Medical Center in Guilford.
Family and friends are invited to go directly to St. Barnabas Church, 44 Washington Avenue, North Haven on Saturday morning at 10:00 to attend a Mass of Christian burial. Burial will be private and at the convenience of the family. There will be no visiting hours. In lieu of flowers memorial contributions may be made to the Closer to Free Fund, PO Box 1849, New Haven CT 06508, which jointly supports Smilow Cancer Hospital at Yale New Haven and Yale Cancer Center. The North Haven Funeral Home, 36 Washington Avenue have been entrusted with the arrangements.