Obituaries

Alan John Cousino, 65, of Bristol and Essex Junction

BRISTOL/ESSEX JUNCTION — Alan John Cousino, 65, passed away peacefully Saturday Aug. 7, 2021, at UVM Medical Center after medical complications.

Alan was born in Middlebury on Dec. 9, 1955, the son of Benjamin Frank and Lucille (Forrest) Cousino, who predeceased him. He graduated from Mount Abraham Union High School in 1974. After graduating he started his career in carpentry. He was a supervisor/skilled carpenter with Farrington Construction for the past 40 years and took great pride in his detailed work and was grateful to have been a part of the Farrington family.

Another accomplishment he achieved was being on the Addison County Firefighters Association and making his way up the ladder to Assistant Chief in Lincoln. Al was the most kind-hearted, loving, generous person you could have met. He donated to many organizations and was always there to lend a helping hand to his family, friends or colleagues with anything they needed. He was well known for his great, sometimes not so appropriate, sense of humor. He had a way of making everyone laugh. He was one-of-a-kind and loved by everyone. He is and will continue to be missed by many.

He loved spending his time at his camp on Georgia Shore Road with his partner, family and friends. He looked forward to his weekend drives and breakfast with his best friend Carl. He enjoyed cooking for everyone, be it a barbeque, pig roast or family gatherings of any type. He also loved to travel to Maine to visit The Nubble Lighthouse, eat seafood and just sit and listen to the ocean waves.

He is survived by his best friend and partner of 14 years, Kelly Bliss, and her two sons, Kyle Kane and Tanner Bliss, as well as Kelly’s extended family; his children Olivia Stradtner (partner George), Sarah Stradtner (partner Kevin), Preston Stradtner (wife Hilary) and Zachary Cousino (partner Morgen); his grandchildren Alexandra, Jonah, Kaelin and Oliver; his siblings Ronald Cousino (wife Beth), Marilyn Napoleon (husband Fred), Thomas Cousino (wife Pam) and Christopher Cousino (partner Patty); and many nieces, nephews and extended family.

A heartfelt thank you to the staff at The UVM Medical Center on Baird 6, Surgical ICU and The Palliative Care Team for your support.

Per Alan’s request there will be no services.

Donations in memory of Alan can be made to either of his favorite organizations: ALSAC/St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital, 501 St. Jude Place, Memphis, TN 38105 or Shriners Hospitals for Children Processing Center, PO Box 863765, Orlando, FL 32886.◊

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