Edward William Cousino Jr., age 59, of Gouverneur, passed away on Monday, April 1, 2019 at Upstate Medical Hospital in Syracuse with his family by his side.
He was a kind, caring, and family orientated man, devoted to his children and grandchildren. If you needed a favor, he would extend his helping hand, no question asked. He was a devoted friend, father and grandfather. He will be deeply missed.
Edward was born on May 19, 1959 in Canton, NY to the late Edward and Harriett (Boshane) Cousino. He attended Gouverneur Central School and then in 1979, he entered into the United States Navy and served until his honorable discharge in 1981. A marriage ended in divorce. Edward had an extensive employment history. His last place of employment was a Bus Driver for First Student at the Gouverneur Central School District until he sustained an injury and could no longer work. He enjoyed spending time with his family, especially his grandchildren, and his friends. He loved playing guitar and going to the legion to play darts. He was an active member of the American Legion.
He leaves behind five children, Edward Cousino III of East Hampton, MA, Kimberly Miles, Kaira Cousino, Caesy Cousino and Scott and Shelby Cousino all of Gouverneur, and Kaira Cousino and her boyfriend PJ Fuller of Fowler. He also leaves behind four grandchildren, Kaleb Cousino, Brayson Miles, Meneka Cousino and Rayden Cousino; three brothers, Anthony and Roxanne of Gouverneur, Rodney of Rockford, IL and Floyd Cousino and his girlfriend Gail Wylie of Gouverneur; two sisters, Annette and Joe Collett of East Hampton, MA, Charlotte and Wayne Beldock of Lisbon, and several nieces and nephews.
Edward is predeceased by his parents; a brother, Timothy Cousino and a sister, Joyce Wilson.
There will be calling hours for Edward on Tuesday, April 9, 2019 from 10:00am-12:00pm at French Funeral Home, Gouverneur. His funeral will immediately follow at 12:00 p.m. on Tuesday at the funeral home with Rev. Elizabeth Quick officiating. Burial with military honors will follow at East Riverside Cemetery. Condolences may be shared online at www.frenchfuneralhomes.com.