Richard E. “Dick” McCusker, 91, formerly of Claremont and Charlestown, NH, died on October 28, 2016.
He was born in Claremont, NH, on October 18, 1925, the son of Henry W. Sr. and Helena (Malbourn) McCusker. He was a graduate of Stevens High School, Class of 1943. He also graduated from Northampton Commercial College with a degree in Business Administration and New England Institute of Anatomy and Sanitary Science in Boston, MA. During WWII Richard served with the NH State Guard under Captain Harold Turner at the National Guard Armory on School Street in Claremont. Richard had been employed by McCusker Funeral Home from 1946 to 1962 when he purchased the funeral home from his parents. He established the Charlestown Memorial Chapel and later purchased the Joseph Sullivan Funeral Home in Newport, NH, and established the Park Street Home for Funerals. He then purchased the Aldrich Huntley Funeral Home in Keene, NH, and transferred those assets to the McCusker Funeral Home. He later sold the Newport Funeral Home to Clinton Bartlett.
Richard was a former member and chairman of the Sullivan County Board of Commissioners, former member of the Governments Crime Commission for the State of NH. He also assisted his wife who was the president of Granite State Memorials. He sold the McCusker Funeral Home and Charlestown Memorial Chapel in 1972. He was a member of Trinity Episcopal Church and served on the vestry of the church.
He is survived by his children, Ann McCusker and her family, Claremont, NH; his daughter Joan and her husband, Ron Johnson, Charlestown, NH; his son, Patrick McCusker and his wife, Carolye of Texas; his daughter Elizabeth McCusker of Vermont; several grandchildren, great grandchildren, great great grandchildren his sisters Janet and Marjorie and many nieces and nephews.
“Dick” was predeceased by his wife, Doris (Descoteau) McCusker who died on February 28, 2015, his parents, his brothers, Henry “Bud” McCusker, Jr. and Carter McCusker.
Funeral services will be held at 1:00 pm on Tuesday (Nov. 1) at Trinity Episcopal Church, 120 Broad Street with the Rev. Janet Lombardo, officiating. Interment will follow in Union Cemetery.
Friends may call at the Roy Funeral Home, 93 Sullivan Street, Claremont, NH, on Tuesday from 12:00 pm until the funeral procession leaves for the church.
You are invited to share a memory of Richard with the family or leave a message of condolence in the family guest book at www.royfuneralhome.com.
Arrangements have been entrusted to the Roy Funeral Home and Cremation Service.
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