Cousins, Thomas Joseph Peter, - 91, of Cape May Court House, New Jersey, passed away peacefully on October 9, 2017 in the local hospital. Visitation will be Thursday, October 12, from 5 to 7 pm at the Radzieta Funeral Home, 9 Hand Avenue in Cape May Court House. A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated Friday, October 13, at 11:00 am at Our Lady of the Angels Catholic Church, 35 East Mechanic Street in Cape May Court House. Interment will be at the Cape May County Veteran's Cemetery. Tom was born in Irvington, New Jersey, to Francis Aloysius Cousins and Brigitta Sauer Cousins on September 24, 1926. His Cousins family ancestors emigrated from County Wexford, Ireland and his mother from Rainfeld, Austria. Tom grew up in Union, New Jersey, during the tough days of the depression. Following high school graduation in 1944, he served for two years in the US Navy, repairing war torn airplanes in Norfolk, Virginia. Throughout his life Tom's strong work ethic enabled him to enjoy successful workplace achievements. He often told of his accomplishments as he progressed from a tool and die maker, to a purchasing manager with various corporations, and retired in 1992 as the Northeast Small Business Administrator with the Boeing Corporation. Tom was a talented musician who brought the joy of music into the lives of his family and many others. He played the mandolin and was a decades-long member of both the Newark and New York Mandolin Clubs. He was an avid league bowler until he turned 89. He loved reading, classic movies, classic cars, the beach, his boat, tinkering in his garage, and telling stories of his life. Tom was a member of the Purchasing Management Association, many Catholic Church organizations, as well as the American Legion and the AARP. Tom was preceded in death by his younger sister June Idelberger. He is survived by his loving wife of sixty six years, Joan Blum Cousins, his daughter Linda Schnoor (Tim), son William (Nina), and daughter Nancy Beesley. He also leaves behind seven grandchildren, Carla Galdo (Michael), Christina Schnoor, Katherine and Jonathan Cousins, Amanda, Christian, and Stephen Beesley, as well as six great grandchildren: Gabriel, Peter, John Paul, Teresa, Damien Galdo, and Gavin Hausam. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations can be made to the American Legion Post 198, the American Heart Association, or Our Lady of the Angels Catholic Church. Condolences at

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