A. Denis Usher
1933 ∼ 2017
A. Denis Usher, loving father, husband and friend passed away peacefully on the morning of June 3, 2017 at Hope Hospices' McCarthy Care Center.
Born on March 5, 1933 in Maidenhead, England, Denis Usher survived the German Blitz as an orphan fighting for himself on the streets of East London. Surviving the ordeal gave Denis the strength it took to obtain the rank of Sargent in the British Army at the age of 18. After training soldiers for the Korean War, Denis left the army and embarked on a career as a scrap metal buyer.
In 1975 he met the love of his life, Susan Stromberg and left his business and country behind to marry her on June 19, 1976 in Weymouth, Massachusetts. His later years brought him a family on whom he doted, his daughter Lesley-Anne was born in 1978, and his son David in 1981.
Denis worked tirelessly for his family at his junkyard in Falmouth, Massachusetts and after selling the business in the early 2000s, Denis kept working various jobs. Denis only had three months to rest before he left this world at the age of 84.
Denis was predeceased by his loving wife Susan in 2012, and leaves behind his son, daughter, daughter in-law and many friends. He will be remembered for his ‘work hard, play harder’ work ethic, quick wit, warm smile, cockney accent and resemblance to Michael Caine.
Burial will be private, and an announcement of a memorial service will be made at a later date. In lieu of flowers the family asks for donations to be made in Denis’ honor to Hope Hospice, 765 Attucks Lane, Hyannis, MA 02601.