Carlo Cusenza, 75, of Gloucester, passed away on Wednesday afternoon, August 17, 2016 in the Addison Gilbert Hospital with his loving family at his side. He was the cherished husband to Maria (Ales) Cusenza with whom he shared 52 years of marriage.
Carlo was born September 23, 1941 in Terrasini, Italy, son of the late Pietro and Girolama (Pallazzola) Cusenza.
He served with the Marines in Italy.
As a young boy he sold fish in Terrasini for many years before leaving Italy in 1964 and migrated to Canada where he was a Fish Dealer and owned many Fish Markets. Carlo would travel from Canada to the United States selling fish for many years until 1989 when he came to the United States and resided in Gloucester. This new home reminded him of Terrasini. He became a Commercial Fisherman and worked on the Gloucester Waterfront for many years until retiring to help his sons run their Italian Restaurant Business.
Carlo was a loving man who adored his family. He was so proud of them all. He enjoyed the family dinners and all the time they spent together. He was a very handsome dresser who also loved cars, working in the garden and playing cards. He was so proud to call Gloucester his home.
In addition to his cherished wife Maria, Carlo is survived by his three children Girolama D’Onofrio and her husband Charlie, Peter Cusenza and Salvatore Cusenza all of Gloucester. His brothers Ciro Cusenza and his wife Rosalia of Terrasini and Giuseppe Cusenza of Gloucester; his sisters, Rosalia Favazza and her husband, Antonino of Gloucester, Pietra LoContro of Gloucester, Maria Cusenza and her husband, Filippo Napoli, Rosetta Cusenza and her husband, Nicolo DiBella and Rosaria Cusenza and her husband, Antonino Pallazzolo all of Italy. He is also survived by his grandson Anthony Rainone and many nieces, nephews and wonderful friends.
In addition to his mother and father he was predeceased by his brother-in-law Ingnazio LoContro.
Carlo’s Funeral Services will be on Friday morning, August 19, 2016 at Holy Family Parish in St. Ann’s Church, Prospect St. Gloucester at 11:30 a.m. There will be a time of visitation in the Church prior to Services beginning at 10 a.m. Relatives and friends are respectfully invited. Interment will be in Calvary Cemetery, Gloucester. For online condolences and register book please visit .
Arrangements are under the direction of the Pike-Newhall Funeral Home, 61 Middle St., Gloucester.