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Eustis & Cornell Funeral Home

142 Elm Street, Marblehead, MA

OBITUARY

Louise Ann Cushman

September 26, 1957January 6, 2020

Louise Ann Cushman, Lou Ann, passed away on January 6th, 2020 at age 62 in her home in Marblehead, MA with family by her side, after a graceful and dignified battle with brain cancer.

Lou Ann was born in Berea, OH to Phyllis and Edward Williams where she grew up with her brother Ed. She graduated from Berea High School and began working in the restaurant industry where her vibrant personality thrived. She made many new friends and had great success, soon moving into managing restaurants, most notably Players in Lakewood, OH where she worked with Chief Michael Symon. She and her husband Tom met while working together at a restaurant in Sydney, Australia. They began their romance traveling throughout Southeast Asia and India and later married in 1992. After living together in Chicago to start their married life, they eventually settled in Tom’s hometown of Marblehead. In no time it became Lou’s town. Lou Ann’s beautiful and genuine spirit immediately endeared her to all she met. She had that rare ability to make everyone around her feel good through her love, laughter, compassion and attention to your every word. She embraced all and found the goodness in everyone. Life just seemed better with Lou as your friend. She made her husband into a better man and together they raised three beautiful children who will continue to keep her spirit shining bright. The community surrounded her with love as she fought her battle with grit and grace, and she was so thankful. She did not lose the fight; she fought it on her own terms.

Lou Ann is survived by her husband of 27 years Thomas Cushman, daughter Zoe Cushman and sons Max and Ian Cushman, all of Marblehead, MA; brother Edward Williams, his wife Robin of Naperville, IL and her nephews Art of Silver Springs, MD and Jared of Salem, OR. A memorial service is scheduled at 1pm, Friday January 17th at the Eastern Yacht Club, Marblehead, MA.

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Carole Hanhauser

January 19, 2020

Dear Tom, Zoe, Max and Ian,
Our deepest condolences on the loss of your beautiful Lou Ann.
Lou Ann and I worked together at Mountain Jacks Restaurant in North Olmsted, Ohio many years ago.
Lou Ann was such a kind and loving person, we became fast friends. She radiated this infectious energy that made her a joy to be around. Lou Ann had such a knowledge, skill and incredible work
ethic in the restaurant business that
inspired all of us who had the pleasure of
working with her. Lou Ann was such a caring and generous person. I will always cherish our friendship and the time, friends and shenanigans we shared at Mountain Jacks Restaurant including my sister Lynne Bennett and brother Neal Bennett. Lou Ann will be deeply missed.
Our heartfelt sympathy,
Carole Bennett Hanhauser “CB”
and Chuck Hanhauser

Kim Mannino

January 15, 2020

Dear Tom, Zoe, Max and Ian,

We are heartbroken at the loss of Lou Ann and send our deepest sympathy, love and strength to you all.

Miles have separated us over the years but the closeness always remained each time we spoke on the phone or got together at reunions in Berea.

Holding Lou Ann’s infectious smile and laughter in my heart always!

Go gentle Cushman family and know we hold you deep in our hearts.

Kim, Matthew, Chloe & Emily

Andy Burns

January 15, 2020

Tom,
Condolences and Godspeed. Be well!
Andy Burns Colby 86

beth dowd

January 8, 2020

Dear Tom, Zoe, Max and Ian,

I am at a loss to express my deep sadness and shock at the loss of your beloved wife and mother, Lou Ann. It seems like yesterday that we were making plans to get together after Sophie's graduation, but somehow the time slipped away -- a painful regret for me. Lou was such a vibrant person who radiated such goodness and optimism. She looked for the best in all people and situations, and carried herself in an honest and self-effacing way, never taking herself too seriously, but always listening seriously if another had a need. Such was her way. She was soft at the edges and good to the core.

I have so many memories of our early days at Fort Sewall together and the delight we both took in watching Zoe and Bronte become "best friends" at the age of 3! Later when we carpooled together, she made the rides so much better for my kids with her upbeat attitude and warm sense of humor. I always felt good when my kids were in her care. She was the kind of mother we all wanted to be, and you kids were her absolute pride and joy!

The world has lost a beautiful person, but she left so much goodness behind, and I know it lives on in each of you. I have no doubt she will stay near you in spirit, helping you along the way, perhaps in ways we can't imagine. Doug, Andrew, Bronte and Sophie join me in sending you all our love and sincere sympathies. We will always be here for you, Beth and all the McGarrah's

John Lucic

January 8, 2020

So sorry for the loss of Lou Ann. Condolences to her family. We attended St. Mary's Elementary School and Berea High together. It was great to see her again several times, years later, with my wife and first baby daughter when we went to Players Restaurant in Lakewood in the late 1980s. I'll attach our 8th grade class picture from St. Mary's, with Lou Ann in the lower left corner.

LESLIE SHAFFER

January 8, 2020

Tom, Zoe, Max and Ian. I am so heartbreaking by the loss of your beloved Lou Ann. She was a beautiful, loving person and showed that to everyone. I am so blessed to have had her love as a cousin. I have so many favorite memories but the most vivid is Tom and Lou Ann's wedding day. She was a beautiful vision in her beautiful dress. But watching Lou Ann look at Tom with so much love and he back at her. It was so heartwarming and a memory I have cherished always.
I will think about and pray for all of your broken hearts. God's angel squad is fierce.
I love you all.
Leslie

Sandy Barnes

January 8, 2020

I was so shocked to hear of Lou Ann’s passing. I have many fond memories of her from St. Mary’s school and from our cheerleading days together for the St. Mary’s Chargers. Lou Ann was always such a fun and happy person to be around. My deepest sympathies go out to her family. Keeping Lou Ann and her family in my prayers at this most difficult time. God Bless.

Carolyn Wolfe

January 8, 2020

I was so sorry to hear about Lou Ann. She was my best friend from second grade through fifth grade at St. Mary's. I have wonderful memories of going to her house on Jacqueline Drive and her trying to give me piano lessons on the upright in her basement. My sympathy and prayers go out to her family.

Joe George

January 8, 2020

My deepest condolences to the Cushman Family at the loss of Lou Ann.
May God comfort you during this most difficult time.
She was a wonderful and kind friend as we grew up together, I will cherish her memory.
Joe George

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