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John J. Cuffe

November 25, 1933April 11, 2020
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John Cuffe, Hillsdale John Cuffe, age 86, passed away peacefully on April 11, 2020. Born in County Cork, Ireland, he came to this country in 1954. John served in the United States Army and settled in the Bronx with an honorable discharge. He married Kathleen Clifford in 1958 and moved to Hillsdale in 1960. John was a faithful member of his church and was an active member of the Holy Name Society. He was an usher and served Our Lord in many other ministries. John is predeceased by his son John and his daughter Kathryn. He is survived by his loving wife of 62 years, Kathleen, his children James (Lynn), Michael (Ann), Margaret, Joseph (Kathy), Edmond, William, Robert (Ruth) and daughter in law Donna. Grandchildren John, Ken, Michael, Taylor, Tim, and Daniel, and many nieces and nephews.

Services

17 April

Memorial Service

12:00 pm - 1:00 pm

St. John The Baptist R.C. Church

69 Valley Street
Hillsdale, NJ 07642

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Libby & Keith Durie

April 17, 2020

Our thoughts and prayers are with you all at this time of sorrow. We will always remember Mr Cuffe's sense of humor and his devotion to St John's Church and to Hillsdale . May he rest in peace and may beautiful memories ease your sorrow.

Diane McGuire

April 17, 2020

John Cuffe was the first person I ever met in Hillsdale when he came to our home on a cold February night to bring us oil for our furnace. He was a kind, caring man who was always willing to go the extra mile to help someone. God bless you John and your loving family.

Edna Lord

April 16, 2020

I have warm memories of John especially the Easter Vigil my husband and I attended at St. John's. My husband was on oxygen and we did not know about the candle procession. Bill had already found a seat and John stood by his pew so that no one with candles would get close to him. John was such a special person and did so much in the Church and School for many years. The kids loved him! My condolences to Kathleen and all his family. He is at peace now.

Rick Boland

April 16, 2020

Growing up in Hillsdale and attending church and school at St John the Baptist , everyone knew and loved Mr Cuffe. I have so many great memories of Mr Cuffe and the Cuffe family. He was there consoling me when I was standing in the hall outside the principal's office at St John's. He would be telling stories after working Bingo on Saturday nights at St John's while having pizza and beer.
Many times he would be in our basement on Oak Street fixing our oil burning heating furnace.
My condolences and hugs to the whole Cuffe Family. I know in my heart he is with my Mom & Dad in Heaven probably singing some old Irish songs while having a beer or two.
Love you guys and know my thoughts and prayers are with you all.
Love,
Rick Boland and Family

Andy Wyrtzen

April 15, 2020

My first day at SJA back in 2006 John said to me a "guy gym teacher" the kids need that. That started our friendship. For the next 10 years or so I heard countless stories of his wife, kids, life in general. I will always cherish those. When I started my driving school he said I have your first student. His granddaughter, Taylor. That's the kind of guy he was...he got me started. Then he proceeded to tell me countless stories of his driving experiences with Taylor. That's what I'll miss the stories and the soul he told them with...

Mary Hurley

April 15, 2020

John was such a faith-filled and kind man. It was my privilege to work with him while Chair of Liturgy Committee at Saint John’s in Hillsdale. Please know that I keep all of his family in my heart and in my prayers.

Barbara Meyer

April 15, 2020

R.I.P. Mr. Cuffe ...you were indeed part of the fabric that makes up our little community of Hillsdale. Your presence never went unnoticed and you were a good friend to many and loved by all who were lucky 🍀 enough to know you. You were bigger then life and you will always be remembered.... may our Lord hold you in the palm of his hand in eternal rest. Godspeed.

Suzanne Socha

April 15, 2020

To the Cuffe Family,

The entire St. John's Academy sends condolences and prayers to you. Mr. Cuffe is remembered as a faithful man who meant so very much to all the teachers and students of the school. Teachers recall his great stories and students recall how he greeted them each morning at the door.

I recall as a new principal as he came the first week I was there and told me about the building and we sat and had coffee together.

Mr. Cuffe was St. John's and his legacy will live forever in our school.

Anna Shea

April 15, 2020

Thank you for sharing this wonderful man with our children. He was a blessing to the St John’s Academy family and he will be missed. Prayers are being said for all of you.

June Kersey

April 15, 2020

My sympathy and Love go out to Mrs. Cuffe and family . 💕💕💕🙏🙏 love , June Kersey

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