Obituary: Dr. Gabriel N. Cusanelli, 91, of Milford, formerly of North Haven

Dr. Gabriel N. Cusanelli, age 91, of Milford, formerly of North Haven for 45 years, passed away peacefully at home on September 3, 2013. He was the husband of Emilia DeVita Cusanelli for 53 years.

He was born on December 6, 1921 in New Haven, son of the late Nicholas Cusanelli and Erminia Varrone.

Gabriel was a Physician for 45 years and practiced as a General Practitioner in private practice, in New Haven until 1994. In addition to private practice, he was the company physician for Sargent and Company in New Haven for 35 years.

Gabriel graduated from Yale University in 1943 and in 1946 from Medical school at The State University of New York Downstate Health Science Center, Brooklyn New York. Following Medical school, he served in the United States Army in Korea and Japan where he was assigned as the Port Surgeon. He was discharged as a Captain in 1949.

He was a member of the American Medical Association, Connecticut State Medical Society, the New Haven Medical Association and the Connecticut Academy of Family Physicians. He also belonged to the Yale Club of New Haven and Mory’s in New Haven. He was a former member of the Farms Country Club in Wallingford for 40 years.

Gabriel was an avid and loyal Yale football fan for 70 years and a member of the Yale Football Association. He attended nearly every home game. Gabriel was a very accomplished physician and well-read man, but his greatest joy was his family.

He was the beloved father of Gabriel H. Cusanelli (Giana) of Guilford, and Elizabeth Raccuia (Stephen) of Trumbull. He is also survived by his grandchildren Andrew, Talia and Krisandra Cusanelli and Christopher and Clare Raccuia,also several nieces and nephews.

He was predeceased by his parents and sister Gilda Lavorgna.

The Family would like to thank Dr. Gregory Vornovitsky, Dr. Robert Wiznia, Dr. Daniel Reuben, Dr. Chrisopher Loscalzo and Christy Reuben APRN, Visiting Angels of Woodbridge and the nurses of both Gentiva and Hospice Home Care for their excellent and compassionate care.

A Mass of Christian Burial will be held on Monday, September 9, 2013 at 11:00 a.m. at Christ the Redeemer Church, 325 Oronoque Road, Milford, Interment to follow at Nichols Farms Burial Ground, Cemetery Drive, Trumbull CT 06611. Friends and family may call on Sunday, September 8, 2013 from 1 p.m. - 5 p.m. at the Cody-White Funeral Home, 107 Broad Street, Milford, CT 06460.

In lieu of flowers, donations in Dr. Cusanelli’s memory may be sent to Christ the Redeemer Church 325 Oronoque Road, Milford 06461.

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