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Michael Thomas Cushman passed away peacefully at his home on August 12, 2017 surrounded by his family.
Mick was born on June 17, 1957 to Richard and Alene (Decker) Cushman in Beverly, Mass. He grew up in Bridgehampton, Long Island and graduated from Chateaugay Central School in 1975. On June 27, 1979, he married Judy Green of Chateaugay, N.Y.
Mick loved working outside and spending time in the woods. He devoted the early years of his life to farming but transitioned to maintaining the grounds at High Falls Park. In his free time, Mick enjoyed reading, gardening and fishing. However, his favorite pastime was spending time with his children and grandchildren.
His parents, Richard and Alene Cushman and his brother-in-law and friend, Peter Watson, predeceased Mick.
Surviving are Mick's wife, Judy Cushman of Chateaugay, N.Y.; a daughter and son-in-law, Heather and Neil Reardon of Chateaugay, N.Y. and their daughters, Ryleigh Reardon and Rachael Reardon; a daughter, Tamara Hanna of Malone, N.Y. and her sons, Alexander Hanna, Connor Hanna and Owen Hanna; a daughter, Jessie Cushman of Chateaugay, N.Y. Also surviving are seven siblings Lori Watson of Burke, N.Y., Jill Allen, Joy Beaudoin, Randy Cushman and Beth Cushman all of Colorado, Richard Cushman of Florida; and Kristi Cushman of Chateaugay, N.Y.; as well as several nieces and nephews.
There will be a memorial service to celebrate Mick's life on Sunday, August 20, 2017 at 3 p.m. at the High Falls Park campground with reception to follow.
Donations may be made in his memory to Hospice of the North Country or the American Cancer Society.
Arrangements are with the Chateaugay Funeral Home.
Online condolences may be offered at www.chateaugayfuneralhome.com.
Published on August 14, 2017
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