Lucile Ruth Cousino, 92, of Bristol


BRISTOL — Lucile Ruth Cousino, 92, passed away peacefully at home surrounded by family on Jan. 6, 2022.

Lucile was born on Nov. 1, 1929, in New Haven, Vt., the firstborn of the late Leonard and Alice Rheaume Paquette. On June 27, 1949, she married the love of her life Wayne Henry Cousino of New Haven at Saint Peter’s Church in Vergennes, Vt. They were married for 35 years until Wayne passed away unexpectedly in 1984. Lucile and Wayne raised one daughter, Rosemarie Alice Cousino, and resided in Bristol, Vt. This house became their cherished and welcoming home. During her time in this home, Lucile worked alongside Wayne on home projects, growing gardens and canning. They had a fondness for square dancing and enjoyed doing puzzles.

Lucile was employed as a talented seamstress until retirement. Lucile’s skill, creativity and passion for sewing played out in her home life — making costumes, the finest dresses and clothing, gifts, and holiday decor. She loved all holidays and never missed the tiniest detail, making them pure magic.

More recently, Lucile spent countless quiet hours watching the songbirds at the feeders, adoring the house pets, and reading and playing with the youngest great-grandchildren. Lucile loved and lived for family, it was all she needed and what brought her the most joy and comfort. She was always there to support her daughter, son-in-law, grandchildren, and great-grandchildren. In addition to the love and support she provided her family, practicing her faith in Christ brought Lucile contentedness throughout her journey.

Lucile is survived by her sisters-in-law Pricilla Wager of Panton, Anna Cousino of East Middlebury, and Joyce Paquette of New Haven; her daughter and son-in-law Rosemarie and Charles Huizenga of Monkton; her grandchildren Jason Berry, Jessica Berry, Adam Huizenga, and Ian Huizenga; her great-grandchildren Jezriel Berry, Xzavia Berry, Ezekiel Berry-Savage, Hadlee Huizenga and Ellie Huizenga; her great-great-grandson Ezra Berry-LaRose and many loved nieces and nephews.

Lucile was predeceased by her husband Wayne Cousino; her parents; and her siblings and their spouses Maurice and Millie Paquette, Emile and Marjorie Paquette, Rita and Bill Tatro, and Robert Paquette.

Lucile was a generous woman of high integrity and faithfulness. She will be missed by those whose hearts she touched.

A celebration of life Mass will be held at Saint Ambrose Catholic Church in Bristol on Saturday, Jan. 15, 2022, at 11 a.m. Her burial will be held in the summer.

Donations in Lucile’s memory may be made to Saint Ambrose Parish, 11 School St., Bristol, VT 05443. To send online condolences to her family please visit ◊

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