John Cutrone

Obituary of John James Cutrone

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John James Cutrone of Ulster Park, NY passed away on August 28th at home surrounded by his loving family. He was 73 years old. John was the son of James "Jake" Cutrone and Rose (Mascitelli) Cutrone, as well as Josephine (Carofano/Gerentine) Cutrone. He was the godson of Gus and Mary Cutrone. John was raised in Marlboro, NY.


John is survived by his wife of 50 years, Susan (Blakely) Cutrone, his son John and wife Alexandra (of Ulster Park, NY), his son Matthew and wife Sarah (of Charlotte, NC), and his grandchildren, Jackson, Oliver, and Caroline. He was loved by his siblings, Janet (Gerentine) Felicello and husband Dominick, Richard Gerentine and wife Domenica, Richard Cutrone (predeceased) and wife Joanne, and Patricia Cutrone, along with Susan's siblings, Jean (Blakely) Woitasek, Gloria (Blakely) Zimmerman and husband Ralph, Judy (Blakely) Gaides and husband Peter, David Blakely (predeceased) and wife Diane, Debra (Blakely) Golestani and husband John, and Beth Ellen (Blakely) Bonestell and husband Paul. John had an incredibly close extended family that included several cousins, nieces, nephews, aunts, and uncles.


As a young man, John worked as a surveyor for the Roseton Power Plant. He then served in the United States Navy. He was a Quartermaster on the USS Tutuila during the Vietnam War. Following his service, he formed a business with his brother, Richard Gerentine. The business later became Cutrone Sand & Stone, a successful landscape supply company celebrating its 47th year in business.


John loved his family above all else and greatly enjoyed spending time with them. He was a consummate learner of various topics including weather, physics, and economics. John was a natural teacher and enjoyed sharing his knowledge with everyone around him. He coached his sons' CYO basketball teams for many years and was a member of the VFW. John's hobbies included forging, golfing, and gardening and he enjoyed spending time in Cape May, NJ. John was an amazing cook who often welcomed others into his kitchen with wonderful aromas and tastes. He lived to make others happy.


Calling hours will be held on Thursday, September 1st, from 4-7pm at The DiDonato Funeral Home, 1290 Route 9W, Marlboro.


A mass of Christian burial will be offered on Friday at 12pm at St. Mary's Church in Kingston, NY.


Burial will follow at the Hurley Cemetery, Hurley.


Funeral arrangements were entrusted to The DiDonato Funeral Service, Inc. (845) 236-4300,


In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to the Center for Spectrum Services for children with Autism or Leukemia & Lymphoma Society.


Visitation at Funeral Home

4:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Thursday, September 1, 2022
The DiDonato Funeral Service, Inc
1290 Route 9W
Marlboro, New York, United States


12:00 pm
Friday, September 2, 2022
St. Mary's Church
160 Broadway
Kingston, New York, United States

Final Resting Place

Hurley Cemetery
69-91 Zandhoek Road
Hurley, New York, United States
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