1949 – 2022
Putnam – Angel Cosme, 73, of Five Mile River Rd., passed away on Sunday July 3, 2022, surrounded by his loving family at Hartford Hospital. Born in Brooklyn, NY, on June 26, 1949, he was the son of the late Maria and Eleuterio Cosme.
He served in the Marine Corp, as Lance Corporal from July 1967 until October 1969, and was awarded the purple heart for his contributions during his service in Vietnam, as well as other respective awards & accolades.
He retired from AT&T (formally SNET) where he enjoyed a long career as a telephone lineman.
Angel loved being near water, especially the ocean. He enjoyed swimming, scuba diving and being on his sailboat. He was a music fanatic, and you could often see him on his guitar or playing his harmonica. He was the life of a party with his witty sense of humor and his desire to ensure everyone was having a good time. He always made sure you knew his home was your home. He was a wonderful husband, father, brother, and friend and will always hold a big place in our hearts. He will be forever missed.
Angel is survived by his wife of 40 years, Debra (Hayes) Cosme; his son, Angel E. Cosme and his wife Paula, and grandson Aidan of Norwalk; his daughter, Maria Cosme of Danielson; his sisters, Lilian and Maria Cosme of Altadena, CA, Miriam Galarza of Vacaville, CA, and Lydia Cosme-Santiago of Brewster, NY; brothers, Manuel Cosme and his wife Sandra of Maiden, NC, and Jimmy Cosme and his wife Donna of Harriman, TN. He also leaves his stepsons, Gary Cutler of Seattle, WA and Shawn Cutler of Gardner, MA; his stepdaughter, Crystal Ethridge of Putnam, and 2 step-grandsons, Nathan and Jacob Cutler of Pomfret, as well as many nieces and nephews.
Funeral services are private and have been entrusted to Gilman Funeral Home & Crematory, 104 Church St., Putnam, CT. Donations can be made to either the Soldiers, Sailors & Marine Fund, 864 Wethersfield Ave., Hartford, CT 06114-3184 or Disabled American Veterans, P.O. Box 14301, Cincinnati, OH 45250. For memorial guestbook please visit www.GilmanAndValade.com.
To watch the Memorial Service for Angel please click on the following link: Angel Cosme’s Webcast (lifetributes.com)