James G. Cusson, 58: West grad, veteran, devoted family man

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HOOKSETT, NH — James Gerard Cusson, 58, passed away unexpectedly on Saturday, October 6, 2018, following a motorcycle accident. Born in Rome, NY, on September 3, 1960, he was son of Gerard and Bertha (Henderson) Cusson. He enjoyed 17 years of marriage with his wife, Colette (Langevin) Cusson, with whom he raised five children.

A 1978 graduate of Manchester West High School, James went on to proudly serve in the Air Force following high school. He served for eight years and was in special services combat control. After the military, he worked as a floor installer with Spectrum Floors for more than 20 years, and was employed as a project manager for Tri State Construction.

James’s family was the light of his life. A devoted husband, son, father, brother, grandfather and uncle, family was paramount in his life and he cherished time spent with those he loved.

He will be deeply missed by his wife, Colette Cusson; his parents, Gerard and Bertha Cusson; his daughter, Kristin Johnson and her husband Mark, along with their children, Logan, Aubrey and Wyatt; his daughter, Magan Delgreco, her husband Jesse, and her daughter, Brianna; his sons, Michael and Austin Cusson and his daughter, Alexis Cusson; his sister, Deborah Richards and her husband Scott; his brother, Mark Cusson; his nephew, Jason Richards and his wife Frannie, along with their children, Aubrey and Madison; his niece, Sarah St. Pierre and her husband Jon, along with their son, Owen; as well as many extended family members and friends.

Services will be Wednesday, October 10, 2018 with calling hours from 10 a.m.-11:30 a.m. and a service in the funeral home at 11:30 a.m. at Phaneuf Funeral Homes and Crematorium, 243 Hanover Street, Manchester, NH.

In lieu of flowers, donations in James’s memory may be made to the ASPCA in honor of his love for dogs at www.aspca.org