James Gerard Cusson

  • Born: September 3, 1960
  • Died: October 6, 2018
  • Location: Hooksett, New Hampshire

Phaneuf Funeral Homes & Crematorium - Hanover Street

243 Hanover Street
Manchester, NH 03104

Tel. (603) 625-5777

Tribute & Message From The Family

Message From The Family

Thank you for your support during this difficult time. Please enhance this tribute to James by adding your memories and photos.

James Gerard Cusson, 58, passed away unexpectedly on Saturday, October 6th 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 over 20 years, and was currently 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 10am-11:30am and a service in the funeral home at 11:30 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


Condolence & Memory Journal

I'm so sorry for your loss. How tragic to have him taken from your family so early and so suddenly. I'm sure he is greatly missed.

A West High classmate.

Posted by Darel Gallagher - Montpelier, VA   October 28, 2018

Jimmy leaves behind a close family whose lives will never be the same. Deb, Scott, Jay, Sarah,and family - you are in my thoughts during this unimaginably difficult time. Much love Jay

Posted by Connie Mercier - Auburn, NH - Family Friend   October 12, 2018

Dearest Deb and Scott, Bertha and Gerry, Sarah, and Jason,and all your family. Our hearts are with you, I hope the love that surrounds you will help you through.
With love, Carol and Joe Berman

Posted by Carol Berman - Townsend, MA - Friend   October 10, 2018

You are in our hearts and in our thoughts .My condolences on your loss.
Diane ,Lynda ,Germaine Baril.St Hippolyte Qc.

Posted by Lynda Baril - St Hippolyte Qc - Acquaintance   October 10, 2018

Mr.Cusson thank you for your service RDM Windham NH

Posted by A friend   October 09, 2018


Collette and family
we are sorry to hear about jimmy all our prayers and love are with each and everyone.
but know that you have a special angel watching over you.

Posted by Bob and Nancy Young - Loudon, NH - Grandparent   October 09, 2018

My condolences on your loss.

Posted by Jay Dufour - Hooksett, NH - Teacher   October 09, 2018

To the Cusson family,
Our deepest prayers and sympathies go out to you at this very difficult time we are so truly sorry for your loss. Know that you are in our hearts and in our thoughts

Posted by Dan and Heidi Dubois - Manchester, NH   October 09, 2018

Bertha, Jerry and family,
We are very saddened to hear of the sudden and tragic loss of your son. Though we did not know Jimmy personally, we would often hear him next door working on vehicles with Jerry. And when Austin and Lexi were much younger we would see them so often as they spent many fun days at your house. They are still so young and I can't imagine how they and Colette are coping. Our thoughts and prayers are with all you to find courage and support to get through this very difficult time.
Claudette & Jim Brown

Posted by Claudette Brown - Hooksett, NH   October 09, 2018


We are deeply saddened to hear about the recent loss of Jimmy Please accept our heartfelt sympathy for your loss during this difficult time of grief.

Posted by Superior Interiors - Hooksett, NH   October 09, 2018

Gerry, Bertha, and all Family We are so broken hearted to hear about Jimmy and love he showed everyone is an extension of the love that was showed to him. He will be greatly missed and may you have the strength to help each other through this difficult time. You are in our prayers. Our love

Posted by Ron & Chris Morency - Greybull, WY - Family   October 09, 2018

Collette I am so very for your lose. My thoughts and prayers for you and the family. Love you . Gloria (Langevin) Stone

Posted by Gloria Stone - Clyde, NC   October 09, 2018


You will be missed Jimmy, you are very loved. Love and prayers to all the family at this time.

Posted by Sheila Langevin - Summerfield, FL   October 09, 2018

Served with Jim at Charleston. Great guy and think of him often. You will be missed my brother.

Posted by Alvie Yancey - Anchorage, AK   October 09, 2018

R. I. P. Airman , your watch has ended , You may Rest Easy until once again rejoined with family and friends . From : Robert and Linda Ojida

Posted by Robert Ojida - Fort Covington ,, NY - Family   October 08, 2018


Jimmy , I can't believe that I just read that you have gone to live in the sky with our Andrew that we lost last month. You, Colette,Mom and Dad and your children where like extended family to my family. You where always there to lend that hand. Remember having the motorhome in your yard and the little ones knocking at the door for cookies. Your family and friends will miss you and that beautiful smile that you had.. My deepest condolences to Colette, Mom and Dad your children,brother and sister and their families. I'm a phone call away if needed. RIP James you where the best. Mom Towne-Kent-Bouchard

Posted by Bonnie Towne-Kent-Bouchard - Goffstown, NH - Family Friend   October 08, 2018

Gerry, Bertha, Collette and the entire family...So sorry to hear of James' sudden passing. We just never know what tomorrow will bring. We pray for strength for all of you during this most difficult and painful time.

Posted by Paul & Fran Cusson - Berlin, NH   October 08, 2018

Hope your parachut is well packed & that you land on dry ground. Will miss your smile.

Posted by A friend   October 08, 2018

On behalf of Richard W. and Beverly V. Rose, diggins & Rose, Inc. and AJ ROSE, LLC we wish you strength during this difficult time. Contact us should you need our help. Our sympathies to you all.

Posted by Richard W. Rose Beverly V. Rose - Hudson, NH - Coworker   October 08, 2018

We don't have any words as we can't imagine what you're going through right now. We know that Jim was the love of your life, Collette, and a wonderful Dad. Our hearts are heavy and please know that you and your family are in our prayers.

Posted by Dick & Beverly Rose - Hudson, NH - Friend   October 08, 2018

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