John Cordone

September 24, 1961June 1, 2019

John Cordone passed away peacefully at his home in Pembroke pines, Florida on Saturday, June 1.

John was born in Brooklyn, NY on September 24th, 1961. He was 57 years old. Everyone who knew John will clearly remember his great sense of humor and his infectious smile. He was an avid traveler, concert-goer, and foodie who loved to live, laugh and love. Most of all he loved spending time with his family in New York and Florida, his brother in Philadelphia, and his "adopted" family in Southern Florida.

He is survived by his younger brother Chris Cordone, his Aunt Margaret (Peggy) Vivolo, cousins in both New York and Florida, and his extended Florida family, including Linda, Wayne, Brandon, Susie, Patty and the Mazzola family.

John was a bright light in this world who is gone too soon. He will be dearly missed and fondly remembered by many.

A Memorial Service will be held Thursday 2-5 & 7-10 at Cusimano & Russo Funeral Home, 2005 West 6th Street, Brooklyn, NY


  • Memorial Service Thursday, June 13, 2019


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Camille Genovese

June 16, 2019

I will always remember the times we had with family, the family gatherings and such. You were always nice to my mom and she enjoyed your visits.
I wish you a peaceful passage back home, dear cousin.

Cousin Joe

June 13, 2019

I was in 7th grade, John was in 4th. My aunt Dorothy and uncle Steve asked me to watch John while they went out to dinner and a movie. When it came time for John to go to bed (the time my aunt and uncle asked) he convinced me it would be best if he stood up and watched tv with me. So there we were. I have no idea who was watching who. Classic John. It’s been that way ever since. Just enjoy yourself and if you’re having trouble enjoying yourself I’ll help you. This sense of adventure and fun repeated itself over many years and many occasions. John I love you. You will be missed.

Barry Harris

June 12, 2019

Our family was so saddened to hear of the passing of our dear friend “Johnny” whom we came to know over the last 18 years . As soon as we came in and heard his iconic voice greeting us we knew we were amongst friends and Johnny always made it happen ! Our family is going to miss him dearly.

Harris family
Barry, Toni Andrew Crystal Samantha Danny Daniel and Alyssa

Debbie McAnulla

June 11, 2019

My thoughts & prayers go out to Johnny's family..I remember such good times we had over the past 20 some years..He was such a delight..He called my son little big Jeff & called me Debbie Macareena..Loved . him with all my heart..didnt get to see him when I was down in May. You will always be in my heart Johnny.

Kevin & Sharon Colquhoun

June 11, 2019

Oh John to say you will be missed is an understatement. As soon as the door at Mazzola's opened, we would know if you were there. Your smile & greeting would always welcome us, "Come on in guys, have a seat & we'll be right with you." Then the laughter & humor would begin. We've had so many laughs with you over the years & those fun times will live in our hearts forever. You were truly one of a kind & we will miss having out dinner with a comedy show.

AL and Maria Ferrari

June 11, 2019

It's hard to believe you went home so young . I know you are making everyone laugh in Heaven with your sense of humor. You are a genuine person John and made our visits to Mazzola's always special. My mom and dad loved you and you always made them laugh. I looked forward to coming in on Tuesdays hoping you were there when I came to get the orders from Joe. I will always remember how we shared jokes and how you made our vacation in Philadelphia awesome because of all your recommendations. We are going to miss you so much. Who's going to call me Al Pia now! And I'll always pray for you and refer to you as Johnny Pizza! We love you and may you rest in peace and harmony my dear friend.

Giuseppe and Margaret Mazzola

June 10, 2019

When people ask “How long have you known Johnny?”, it’s hard to put a number on that. John is family to us, it is hard to think of a time when he wasn’t part of our lives. From being our server at Flanigan’s after work, to working side-by-side with us for 20 years. You can’t imagine how much you will be missed. We
love you.
The Mazzola’s.

Marianne Mazzola

June 10, 2019

John, it’s hard to believe your gone. Your “Little Sista” is going to be lost without you. We were the dream team at work, it was always fun! And outside of work, you were Uncle Johnny to Isabella. She is going to miss our trips to the beach . We would surprise her by picking her up at school and bringing her to eat lunch at her favorite restaurant.. You will always be in our hearts. Love , Your Little Sista and Isabella

Elizabeth Morffi

June 10, 2019

Oh Johnny you have no idea how much you’re going to be missed. I love you and appreciated you and I know you knew that.. rest easy my friend

Sandra Silvano

June 10, 2019

To have known my cousin Johnny was a gift. To have shared times together was a blessing. Family was so very important to him. Living life to the fullest was the only way. Laughter was always part of his bring. I will miss our talks and times together. Your memory will forever live in my heart. Another Angel has gotten his wings.