Evelyn Marie Cusumano

Evelyn Marie Cusumano, of High Ridge Missouri, went home to be with the Lord on  Wednesday, August 24th 2022 at the age of 74.

Evelyn was born on February 28, 1948 in St. Louis, MO to Arthur and Ruth Gorsuch. She married Frank Paul Cusumano on October 18, 1965, at the age of 17.

In 1973, she and Frank opened Cusumano’s restaurant in Florissant, MO. After this, she  worked in a variety of food service and catering roles for many years. Evelyn’s faithful  dedication to serving stayed with her throughout her life.

Those that knew Evelyn were very aware of her strong work ethic and dedication to her family. When she wasn’t working, she spent time with her family, whom she loved wholeheartedly.  Evelyn was quick to help anyone in need if it was within her ability, and she cared for others  beyond measure. She also enjoyed crocheting blankets that were used as gifts for newborn  babies, grandchildren, and even Tenley’s dolls.

Evelyn was preceded in death by her parents, Arthur and Ruth, her husband, Frank, five  siblings, Harvey, Arthur, Oscar, and Bill Gorsuch, Patsy Phelps, and one grandchild, Luke.

She is survived by her two sons, Dean (Michelle) Cusumano, Dan Cusumano, and her  Daughter, Deana (Chris) Hill. She leaves behind two sisters, Janet Lammert and Charlotte  Garofaro; three sisters-in-law, Sharon Gorsuch, Sheila Gorsuch and Grace (Pat) Moran, four brothers in law, Pete (Jenelle) Cusumano, Jim (Kathy) Cusumano, John (Bobbi) Cusumano,  grandchildren, Nikki (Andy)  Stockdell, Kayla, Cole, Caleb, Emmalee Cusumano and Christopher Hill; and great grand-children  Noah and Tenley Stockdell and many other family and friends.

Evelyn was selfless, full of life, and she will be dearly missed by all who knew her and continue  to love her.

She will continue on in our hearts and memories until we see her again in eternity.

Services will be held at The Crossing Church at

6000 West Geneva Drive, St. Peters, MO 63366 on Thursday, September 1st. Visitation: 2:00 – 3:30pm

Funeral services: 3:30 – 4:30pm.

Dinner will be provided following the services.



  1. Penny Stockdell on August 31, 2022 at 10:25 am

    Such a sweet lady. She will be missed by all. Praying for all of the family for your loss. Thankful that she is a believer and is with our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ now.

  2. Rick Stevenson on August 31, 2022 at 10:31 am

    Sorry for your loss. Prayers to the entire family.

  3. Dan, Tanya, Ethan & Sophie Smothers on August 31, 2022 at 6:14 pm

    Dean & family,
    We are so sorry for your loss. We understand how devastating it is to lose your Mom. It’s a sadness like no other. May you be surrounded by your friends & family during this difficult time. Our thoughts & prayers are with you all.

  4. Diane Shultz on August 31, 2022 at 6:15 pm

    She was one of the sweetest ladies, with the warmest smile. She will be missed.

  5. Wiley Martin on August 31, 2022 at 6:51 pm

    Evelyn was just one of the nicest people that I had worked with.she will be deeply missed,my deepest sympathy too here family during this time of sorrow .

  6. Terrie DeGuire on August 31, 2022 at 8:26 pm

    So very sorry for your loss. We enjoyed having Evelyn as a friend and neighbor these past years. We’ll miss her.

  7. Debi Striler on September 1, 2022 at 11:55 pm

    Such a lovely woman. Wonderful to have known her through growing up in Glasgow Village and working at Cusumano’s. The pictures reflect she was surrounded by her loving family and friends. Rest In Peace Mrs. C.

  8. Judi Whalen Beckman on October 11, 2022 at 7:06 pm

    Ev, as I called her was a very precious gem. I hadn’t seen her in years as I moved to Florida. When I seen her last, it was at a grade-school reunion maybe 5 years ago, and it was just like when we were kids. She will be missed as I know what a kind and special person she was. My deepest condolences go to her family and friends, God be with you.

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