The Cusimano Family Colonial Mortuary was founded in Mountain View, CA by Joseph and Sue Cusimano in 1957. Since that time, we have been providing exceptional personal service to the families of all faiths in the communities in the Santa Clara Valley, including Mountain View, Los Altos, Palo Alto, Sunnyvale, Santa Clara, and San Jose.

Whether a family wants a full service funeral with burial in a cemetery or simple burial or cremation, the level of service remains the same. We take great pride in satisfying the needs of the families we serve, and treating them with the dignity and respect they expect in coming to us during a difficult time in their lives.

Although Joseph and Sue are gone (Joe in 1999 and Sue in 1991), the Cusimano Family Colonial Mortuary is still independent and family-owned and managed. Their children, Sherri Cusimano and Matthew Cusimano are the owners today, and are committed to providing the high level of service that the Cusimano Family is known for throughout the churches and comminities of Santa Clara Valley.


Joseph and Sue Cusimano


Joseph and Sue Cusimano founded the Cusimano Family Colonial Mortuary in Mountain View California in June of 1957. At first it was called “The Colonial Chapel,” but the name was soon changed. both Joe and Sue were very active in community organizations and clubs. Sue passed away in 1991, and Joe in 1999. Their legacy is a milestone of service. Here is a list of the groups that they gave of their time and their hearts. Some of these clubs and organizations are gone, but most are still active and we continue to support them in their memory and in the community’s interest:


  • United States Army and Army Reserve
  • Mountain View City Council (1968-1976)
  • Mountain View Chamber of Commerce (over 50 years)
  • Co-recipient (Joe and Sue Cusimano) of the Citizen of the year 1976
  • Mayor of Mountain View 1974
  • The Bernadette Lodge of the Y.L.I.
  • Mountain View Quota Club
  • Peninsula Retired Officer's Club
  • United States Navy League of Santa Clara Valley
  • Business and Professional Women’s Club
  • American Legion-Leon Robarts Post
  • The Amici Club (Founding member)
  • St. Joseph’s School Parent’s Club
  • St. Joseph’s Church
  • St. Cyprian’s Church
  • The Mountain View Buddhist Temple
  • Founding Member (Sue) of Villa Siena Retirement Residence
  • St. Francis High School Parent’s Club
  • The Mountain View Women’s Club
  • The Serra Club
  • Palo Alto Elks Lodge
  • St. Athanasius Church
  • St. Athanasius Filipino Association
  • Knights of Columbus
  • El Camino Hospital Foundation
  • Mountain View - Iwata City Sister City Association
  • Sons of Sicily
  • Sons of Italy in America
  • Italian Catholic Federation
  • The Santa Clara County Fair Board of Directors

Joe was also President of the following organizations:

  • Mountain View Chamber of Commerce
  • Santa Clara Council of Intergovernmental Agencies
  • Italian Catholic Federation
  • Sons of Italy in America
  • Mountain View Kiwanis Club
  • Chairman - 4 yrs. of the Mountain View Boy Scouts of America

In addition we are proud team sponsors (to this day) of:

  • Mountain View Babe Ruth League Team (over 50 years)
  • Mountain View Mini-Sox Girls’ Softball Team

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