Swan Funeral Home

1224 Boston Post Road, Old Saybrook, CT


Paul B. Cusson

April 12, 1942June 2, 2019

Paul Brewster Cusson Sr. of Westbrook, CT and Sarasota, FL passed away peacefully with family by his side at the age of 77 on June 2, 2019, after a courageous battle with cancer.

Paul was born on April 12, 1942 in Hanover, New Hampshire to parents Dr. Francis Joseph and Edith Brewster (Sherman). Paul and his family moved to Westbrook in 1956. He graduated from Westbrook High School in 1960. From 1972-1992, Paul was a trooper with the Connecticut State Police and a Detective in the Major Crimes Squad; Serving his entire career at Troop F in Westbrook. He loved nothing more than chatting with friends and family either on his back deck, Bill’s Seafood or Dunkin’ Donuts drinking his light and sweet coffee. He lived a life full of laughter, as he was the "ultimate prankster". He was a caring, selfless man who never wanted to be a burden to anyone. He leaves behind his wife of 39 years, Elizabeth Cusson; his sons Paul Brewster Cusson Jr. and William Brewster Cusson; His grandchildren Andrew Brewster Cusson, Melissa Mariah Cusson, Jeremy Taber Larkin, Evan Brewster Cusson, Jordan Elizabeth Hopkins, Aaron William Cusson and Brenden Anthony Cusson; his brother John S. Cusson; daughter’s-in-law Tasha Cusson and Ashley Cusson; And sister-in-law Colleen Yuu. A Celebration of Life will be held June 29, 2019 from 12:00pm-5:00pm, under the Pavilion at the Westbrook Elks Club, all who knew and loved Paul and friends of the Cusson family are welcome.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in Paul’s name to Middlesex Health Hospice Program Office of Philanthropy: 28 Crescent Street, Middletown, CT 06457


29 June

Celebration of Life

12:00 pm - 5:00 pm

Westbrook Elks Club Pavilion

142 Seaside Ave.
Westbrook, CT


Paul B. Cusson

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Rick Garlick

June 12, 2019

Paul was the best friend a person could have. He has been my very best friend through all the many years we’ve known each other. He was generous, patient, and full of fun, no matter what the situation. He had a good life, many friends and buddies. He will be missed every day by me and my children who called him Uncle. The Shore won’t be the same without him there, watching over us from his porch or sauntering on over to check out what the latest project is or to offer a word of advice or a tool or a helping hand. We had many good times together, growing up and as adults, and we had many days of remembering those days over those years. Everyone should be so lucky to have a friend like this.

Jim Pinto

June 10, 2019

Paul & Family,

Sorry to hear about your Dad passing.

Jim Pinto
Affordable Marine

Maryann Haraldsen

June 7, 2019

Uncle Paul... so many laughs, so many exciting Fourth of July’s! I will miss looking across our yards and seeing him there or walking in his way across the street just to remind us to not “take any wooden nickels!” or to make a joke! He was kind and fun, his presence was reassuring, a good man. I will miss him always. ❤️

Tom Stevenson

June 6, 2019

Like so many others will attest, he knew how to solve a case. I was proud to work on many files with Paul and his solid core of people , he kept together. He would always kid me about which relative of mine the next file would take us close to. I truly enjoyed working with him.
Tom Stevenson
Old Saybrook

Barb Bill Kelsey

June 6, 2019

To Paul and family - our sincere sympathy goes out to you on the loss of your Dad.
Barb & Bill Kelsey

Terry Collins

June 6, 2019

Elizabeth and family, it saddened me to hear about Paul. He was my roommate at the academy back in 1972. I remember him as a gentile easy going man who always seemed to say and do the correct thing. I will always have fond memories of him. I am sorry that I cannot attend his services as I will be having heart surgery on the 18th of this month but you and the family will be in my prayers and thoughts. Terry Collins

Sandy and Renee Alonzo

June 5, 2019

Bill, Ashley, Aaron and Brenden

Our thoughts and prayers are with you during your difficult time.

Catherine S.

June 5, 2019

My husband Dan knew Paul when they were state troopers for many years, but I’d just met him when we moved to Westbrook and we became neighbors. I’ll always remember that he welcomed us to the neighborhood with a gift of the booklet of the history of our shared beach, which I treasure having a copy of. Dan and I would take our early evening walks and always look for him on his deck in the Spring, hoping he was back from Florida, and admire his irises blooming. Now I know why we haven’t seen him this year.

Paul was a kind and generous man. He will be missed. Godspeed Paul. We will think of you when the iris bloom and when the sun sets at Sagamore.

Peg Witham

June 5, 2019

To Beth and your family..
It's not easy to put into words how very sorry we are that Paul has gone.
He was more than a friend...a "stand in' when one of my boys was 'stepping outside the boundries'. The alligator in the basement prank on the other... walking into the shop with a football to be lettered....you just never knew what was next! You gave my friend a life she deserved. I thank you for that from the bottom of my heart and soul.
Our deepest condolences to the family and friends you loved so much.
Peg and Harry Witham

Holly Larsen

June 5, 2019

Beth and family, I am so sorry for your loss.