OBITUARY

John Patrick Cullen

December 25, 1939February 2, 2015
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John Patrick Cullen passed away on Feb 2, 2015 at the age of 75. John was a resident of Naples, FL and formerly lived in Madison, Ct. He was born in New York City to Felix and Winifred Cullen. John was a graduate of Manhattan College and New York University with an MBA. He worked as a Certified Public Accountant for Peat, Marwick, Mitchell & Co. in New York City and later for the the Bechtel Group in San Francisco. In 1971, he was Assistant Project Manager for the first LNG Project in Indonesia, which was the fifth in the world at that time. In 1976 John became a Thrifty Car Rental franchisee for CT, MA and part of NY. He established Acme Auto Leasing Co, LLC in 1996 and was responsible for administration, financial management, marketing and sales. He was a long time active parishioner of St. Margaret Church in Madison, where he served on the parish council, was a eucharistic minister and was involved in numerous other church programs. He was also a parishioner of St. William Catholic Church in Naples. He was a member of the Pelican Bay Foundation Audit and Budget Committee and worked with St Vincent de Paul charitable activities. He was active in the Shepherd’s program at Notre Dame High School in West Haven, CT. John loved to travel and had just recently returned from a trip to Australia and New Zealand with his wife, Jane. He is survived by his wife, Jane of 45 years and his three sons, Sean, Christopher and Todd; a brother Thomas and wife, Marie; five grandchildren and several nephews and nieces and numerous relatives in Ireland. In lieu of flowers a memorial contributions in his name may be sent to St. Vincent de Paul Society, St Williams Catholic Church, 750 Seagate Drive, Naples, FL 34103.

Services

PREVIOUS SERVICES:

  • Calling Hours Thursday, February 12, 2015
  • Funeral Mass Friday, February 13, 2015

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  • Burial
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Stephen Melling

February 19, 2015

Dear Jane & Family,
I was so sorry to hear about John's passing. My thoughts have been with you & the lads these last few days. Of course I had met yourself, John and the boys previous to, and in the years following my summer spent in New York as a poor student in 2000. As she was well known for, Aunt Sally organised a family gathering in my honour at her apartment in Astoria. While my head was spinning trying to remember all the family names and connections that afternoon, John kindly took me aside and invited me to come and stay at your house upstate in Madison and offered me a loan of a car to take a road trip for a few days. That was so very trusting and generous of him and I was only very recently speaking of him while recalling that wonderful trip. I dropped the car back to your house and I still recall John taking me back to the train, no doubt deeply relieved that this Irish kid hadn't smashed up his car! I always deeply appreciated that gesture. He was my mother's cousin but I would always think of him as Uncle John in the States' and will be forever grateful for the generosity and faith he showed that Summer to a wide-eyed young fella from Ireland.

My deepest sympathies to you all,

Carol & Al Branchi

February 13, 2015

Dear Jane,

Deepest condolences. Although we had limited occasions to meet, we felt a warm and close relationship with you and John. Whenever we attended a Jasper event, we always would search to see if the "Cullens" were present.

John was a special person. He had that Irish twinkle in his eye and that inviting smile.... along with a booming laugh. We will miss him!

Sorry not able to join you at the services. Sympathies to the rest of your family.

Trust we will seeing you in Florida for St. Pat's Day.

Baci e Saluti
AL & CAROL

Clancy

February 13, 2015

To Sean & extended Cullen Family, sincere sympathy on your Dad's passing. Jim, Assumpta Clancy & family. Glenfarne, Ireland

Gregg Feitel

February 13, 2015

Dear Jane,
I'm sorry for your loss. John was a great man and I send my deepest sympathies to you.

Greg Dillon

February 12, 2015

I had the pleasure of meeting John through the Shepherds Program at Notre Dame HS in 2001, and we had 'partnered' ever since. I have never met a more generous or giving soul. He had high standards and a tremendous work ethic, which he encouraged his mentees to follow. Despite his many accomplishments, he was humble and never sought the spotlight. He will be missed by many. Our sincere condolences.

Bernard & Mary Kelly

February 12, 2015

Dear Jane, So sorry for your sudden loss. You were the love of his life. We will remember you in our prayers. God bless! Love, Bernie and Mary Kelly

Rev. 21:3-4

February 11, 2015

Our hearts go out to you at this time and in the days ahead.

February 10, 2015

Dear Friend and loyal member of the Voice of The Faithful of SW Florida. You will be missed and always remembered in our prayers. May God Bless you and your family.
Jeanette Zames, Board Member VOTF,
Bob Zames, President
Voice of the Faithful of SW Florida
Naples, Florida

fjohn reinke (mc1968)

February 10, 2015

The Manhattan College alumni community shares the grief, and is now praying for our fellow alumni and the family at this time. The Alumni Office has been informed. As well as the Jasper Jottings community that I personally can reach. We are all a little poorer now. "No man is an island, entire of itself ... any man's death diminishes me". We are sorry for your loss.

Bill Sennett

February 7, 2015

One of many positive characteristics of John's life is that he continually gave so that friends might receive. If the gift was a great birthday party for Jane attended by friends at an outstanding restaurant, a New Years Eve celebration in Quechee or perhaps lodging at a vacation resort, John received satisfaction in providing enjoyment for others. John lead the way and his generosity will not be forgotten.