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Rosario Cusumano Obituary

Rosario "Ross" Cusumano

October 30, 1936 - November 9, 2019
Born in Newark, New Jersey
Resided in Edison, New Jersey


Rosario “Ross” Cusumano, 83 of Edison died on Saturday, November 9, 2019 at The Woodlands, Plainfield.

Born in Newark, he resided in Metuchen for 49 years. He moved to the Heritage at Clara Barton, in Edison, in 2012.
He worked as a Truck driver for Branchmotor Express in Newark, & then a Bus driver for Suburban Transit in New Brunswick. He was a communicant of St. Francis of Assisi in Metuchen. He did extensive traveling & was a landlord & owned a multi-family unit in Perth Amboy. He belonged to the Italian-American Club, was a Democratic committeeman, and an Emergency Management Coordinator, Metuchen.

He is predeceased by his wife, Dolores in 2007.

He is survived by daughters, Cathy Tambini & her husband Peter Sr. of Edison & Rosemarie Prete of Manville; 5 grandchildren, Peter Tambini Jr. & wife Shannon, Michael Tambini & wife Donna, Lisa Tambini, Ashley Prete, & Heather Prete and her fiancé, Mitch Brouwer;7 great-grandchildren, Peter Joseph, Angela, Anthony, Mia, Natalie, Michael & Gio; a brother, Salvatore Cusumano & his wife Kay of PA, and many nieces and nephews.

Services will take place on Thursday, November 14, 2019 at 9:45 AM from the Costello-Runyon Funeral Home 568 Middlesex Ave. (Rt. 27) Metuchen; followed by a 10:15 AM Mass of Christian Burial at St. Francis of Assisi Cathedral, Metuchen. Interment will follow in Forest Lawn Cemetery, Iselin.
Visitation is Wednesday from 4-8pm.

In lieu of flowers memorials may be made to the Mary Anne Hale Pavilion, c/o JFK Medical Center Foundation, 65 James Street Edison, NJ 08820 OR The Deborah Hospital Foundation, PO Box 820, Browns Mills, NJ 08015.
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568 Middlesex Ave. (RT 27)
Metuchen, NJ US 08840
Wednesday, November 13, 2019
4:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Funeral Mass
St. Francis Cathedral
32 Elm Ave.
Metuchen, NJ US 08840
Thursday, November 14, 2019
10:15 AM
Forest Lawn Cemetery
Gill Lane
Iselin, NJ US 08830
Thursday, November 14, 2019




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