Joan R. Cuttitta

September 23, 1931June 10, 2021

Joan (Macaluso) Cuttitta, 89, of New City, NY. September 23, 1931 - June 10, 2021.

Born and raised in a classic brownstone on Union Street in Brooklyn, NY, Joan was the second of five children of Joseph and Angela Macaluso. On October 20, 1951, she married Ted J.Cuttitta and they raised their four children in New City, NY.

Joan was preceded in death by her husband, Ted. She is survived by her four children, Diane Twomley (Michael), Cathy Fleck (Kenneth), Tedd Cuttitta, and Lois Lapinski as well as ten beloved grandchildren and seven great-grandchildren who will miss both her and her legendary lasagna immensely.

Per Joan’s wishes services will be private with a memorial to be held at a later date. Arrangements by Higgins Funeral Home in New City, NY.

In lieu of flowers the family requests donations to the National Breast Cancer Foundation, Wounded Warrior Project or People to People of Nanuet, NY.


No public services are scheduled at this time. Receive a notification when services are updated.


Joan R. Cuttitta

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Frank Z

June 13, 2021

“I wanted the car with the holes”
You can take the girl out of Brooklyn
Never be Another
Thanks for the Smiles
Rest Easy

Brion Hanlon

June 12, 2021

Having grown up mostly across the street and before that two houses over and across a street, I mostly knew Mrs. Cuttita as a neighbor. But for a couple of years around 1980 she was a also favorite customer on the paper route my brother and I shared.

To say she was a great lady will come as no surprise to everyone that knew her. She was so warm and gregarious. Just a brief little conversation with Mrs. Cuttita felt like an endearing hug.

But speaking from my specific experience I want to say that she was an incredible neighbor. If there were such a thing as “neighbor awards” she might have a Guinness World Record for 50+ years of clinching it.

Rest In Peace Mrs. Cuttita...and Thank You for being the nice, funny, honorable lady across the street for all those years.