January 9, 1928 – June 9, 2018
Benjamin Cuttitta passed away suddenly on June 9, 2018 at age 90. Ben was born January 9, 1928, in Brooklyn, New York, to the late Margaret and Frederico Cuttitta. Ben raised his family in Stamford, Connecticut, and spent the last several years in Monroe Connecticut. He worked for many years as a Metallurgy Technician for Pitney Bowes. Ben had a passion for tennis, golf, politics, Toastmasters, and the New York Mets. His greatest pride came from his family. Ben was the beloved and devoted husband of the late Carol Cuttitta. His sisters, Nina Nicoletti, Marie Cuttitta, and Anna Naveja preceded Ben in death. Ben is survived by his children, Carol Ann Viebrock (George), and Frederick Cuttitta (Elayne), his grandchildren, Rachael, Emma and Nicholas Cuttitta and Sarah and Georgie Viebrock. His brother Fred also survives Ben as well as several nieces and nephews.
The family will receive visitors on Saturday, June 16 from 9:00-10:30 at The Spadaccino and Leo P. Gallagher and Son Community Funeral Home, 315 Monroe Turnpike (Route 111) Monroe, CT 06468. A Funeral Mass will be celebrated at 11:00 a.m. at St Stephen’s Church 6948 Main Street Trumbull, CT 06611. In lieu of flowers, the family requests donations be made in Benjamin’s name to The Multiple Sclerosis Society, 659 Tower Avenue Hartford, CT 06112 or online at www.ctfightsms.org.
- Margaret Cuttitta, Mother
- Frederico Cuttitta, Father
- Carol Cuttitta, Wife
- Carol Ann Viebrock, Daughter
- George Viebrock, Son-in-law
- Frederick Cuttitta, Son
- Elayne Cuttitta, Daughter-in-law
- His sisters, Nina Nicoletti, Marie Cuttitta, and Anna Naveja preceded Ben in death. He is survived by his grandchildren, Rachael, Emma and Nicholas Cuttitta and Sarah and Georgie Viebrock. His brother Fred also survives Ben as well as several nieces and nephews.
- Visitation Saturday, June 16, 2018
- Funeral Mass Saturday, June 16, 2018
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July 5, 2018
I was Ben’s golfing and sports talk buddy from Gaylord Hospital. Ben and I played golf with the group from Gaylord and alone with each other at Tashua Knolls in Trumbull. We would talk on the phone two or three times a week. He was a Mets fan. I was a Yankee fan. Spirited conversations to be sure.
Ben was kind enough to give me his truck when I was recovering from Cancer. I tried to talk him into selling it and making a few bucks. He would have none of that. Despite our thirty year age difference we had a lot of fun. As his health worsened and golf was no longer an option. We would enjoy long conversations and had many laughs together. We had fun at our last lunch at Vazzy’s.
I kept trying his phone for the last few weeks. I knew he was receiving radiation treatments. I was unable to reach him. I had a feeling and finally searched his obituary. Our conversations were great. He displayed great wit up to the ripe age of 90. I shall miss him.
He was my friend
July 2, 2018
I will always retain fond memories of my various political escapades with Ben. He was a good man and a good friend. May he rest in peace.
June 13, 2018
I am so sorry for your loss. We are holding you in prayer and trying to take good care of Nicholas until he can be with you. I pray you feel God's comfort.
Love, Jan Bailey
Erica Schulz Taylor
June 12, 2018
So sorry for your loss of such an amazing man. My memories are still strong in my heart of many times spent at my grandparents home & seeing Ben in garden. Prayers sent to you all! 💔