John J. Cullen

02/26/2013 2:06 PM |

John J. Cullen died Feb. 21 at his home in Cutchogue. He was 74 years old.

Born Aug. 5, 1938, in Brooklyn to Patrick and Anna Cullen, he was a draftsman at Delgado & Hugal in Manhattan and worked for over 40 years throughout Manhattan as a general contractor, manager and architect.

He was an active member of the Cutchogue Fire Department, a life member of the Centereach Fire Department and a former member of the Central Islip Fire Department. An Irishman at heart, he belonged to the Emerald Society and will be remembered for his sense of humor and love of chocolate ice cream.

Mr. Cullen is survived by his wife, Loretta (née Reimann); his children, John (Donna), Laurie (Vasken) Shahinian and Sharyn (Luis) Serrano; his brothers Ronald and Francis; and his grandchildren, Patrick, John Lawrence, Katilyn, Lauryn, Michael, Lucine and Pileigh. He was predeceased by his siblings Patrick Jr. and Sister Mary Rita.

Visiting hours will take place Thursday, Feb. 28, from 7 to 9 p.m. and Friday, March 1, from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. at Coster-Heppner Funeral Home in Cutchogue. A Mass of Christian Burial will be held Saturday, March 2, at 10 a.m. at Our Lady of Good Counsel Church in Mattituck, followed by interment at Cutchogue Cemetery.

This is a paid notice.