George E. Cousino, 93, of Bristol


BRISTOL — George E. Cousino, 93, died Saturday, Jan. 14, 2023, at the Converse Home in Burlington, Vt. He was born in Bristol, Vt., March 5, 1929, to the late Benjamin F. and Dora B. Cousino.

He attended Bristol Schools and worked on the family farm until 1969, the year his father died.

He worked at Drake & Smith Company in the manufacturing of pine furniture. He later repaired furniture at his home as a hobby.

George was a very active parishioner of the St. Ambrose Catholic Church in Bristol, participating in various activities. He was a member of the Knights of Columbus Bishop F. Joyce Council 10535. He received his Fourth Degree in an exemplification honoring Bernard W. Duke on March 25, 2001.

He was also a former member of the Lions Club.

He spent several years as a volunteer at Porter Hospital, where he delivered mail to the patients with whom he enjoyed visiting.

George spent eight years at the Converse Home in Burlington, where he was known as “The Weather Man.” He enjoyed announcing each day to the residents and staff the daily weather report. One of his favorite books was the “Farmers Almanac,” which he carefully read. His family named it “his Bible”.

George loved to visit, especially with his sister, Rita, who called him daily. He was also appreciative of receiving Holy Communion every Thursday from “the lady at the Cathedral.”

George was predeceased by his parents, Benjamin F. and Dora B. Cousino; his sister Evelyn; brother Charles, brother-in-law Ronald Fontaine, niece Lisa Fontaine and nephew Denis Fontaine. He leaves his sisters, Vivian Fontaine, Franklin, Mass., Rita Cousino, Albany, N.Y., and Lillian (John) Casavant, Albany, N.Y.; nephews Kenneth (Denise) Fontaine, Essex Junction, Vt., Bryan (Cindy) Fontaine, Franklin, Mass., Bruce Fontaine, Tempe, Ariz., and Stephen (Mary Teresa) Casavant, Rensselaer, N.Y.; nieces Theresa (Jonathan) Wright, Clover, S.C. and Nicole (Marc) Monty, Schenectady, N.Y.; and several grand and great-grandnieces and nephews and many cousins. He also leaves many friends, residents and staff at Converse Home.

A Mass of Christian burial will be held at 11 a.m., Saturday, Jan. 28, at St. Ambrose Catholic Church, Bristol, Vt. Visiting hours will be held on Saturday, Jan. 28, from 9 to 10:30 a.m. at Brown-McClay Funeral Home in Bristol.

Those wishing to remember George in a special way may send a contribution to St. Ambrose Catholic Church (Caring Community Fund), 11 School St., Bristol, VT 05443; Knights of Columbus, Bishop Robert F. Joyce Council 10535, 11 School St., Bristol, Vt. 05443, or to Have-A-Heart Food Shelf, c/o Alison Pouliot, Treasurer, 446 Hazel Drive, Bristol, Vt. 05443.

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