Obituary of Mary Cutini
On December 27th, 1917 Charles and Carmella DiRosa of Buffalo, New York, welcomed their fourth child to their family. The baby was a girl and they named her Mary; Mae – as she was affectionately called – later became big sister to two younger siblings. Mary received her education in her hometown.
Six months before her nineteenth birthday, Mary married her sweetheart Pasquale “Pat” Cutini. Their marriage was blessed with two beautiful children; a daughter Loretta and a son Daniel.
The Cutinis’ became involved with antiques and decided to make a business of it. Mary played a significant role in making the business a huge success. “Pat Cutini Antiques and Lamps” was so popular that Pat became known as the “Lamp King” of Western New York, and there is no doubt that Mary was his queen.
Mary and her family lived in the city of Buffalo until 1967; they wanted to be out of the city. They purchased fifteen acres of land in the country and built Mary’s dream house. They grew a variety of trees, fruits, berries, vegetables, you name it they cultivated it. This allowed them to eat not only fresh produce but healthy home grown foods. She also raised chickens, geese, and even a cow. She is an amazing cook who developed her own recipes and these recipes have been handed down to her children and her grandchildren.
She loved to travel and would often travel through the New England states searching for antiques for hers and Pat’s business. On a few occasions she would visit Florida to avoid the winter blizzards that often plagued upstate New York, but her most enjoyable trip was to Italy.
Mary and Pat were inseparable. They were married for sixty two wonderful years and in 1998 they were separated by the only thing that could; her beloved passed away and needless to say she missed him dearly.
She is a mother of two, grandmother of seven, great grandmother of seventeen, and a great-great grandmother of two. Mary recently celebrated her ninety ninth birthday.
Mary was a wonderful Lady who warmed everyone's heart.
Cutini, Mary "Mae" (nee DiRosa) June 2, 2017 age 99 years old of Sun City Center, FL, formerly of Corfu, NY. Beloved wife of late Pasquale "Pat" Cutini; devoted mother of Loretta (late Anthony) Castiglia and Daniel (Ann) Cutini; loving sister of Angelo (late Antoinette) DiRosa, late Angeline (late Charles) LaGreca, late Joseph (late Grace) DiRosa, late Teresa (late Nicholas) DiPasquale, and late John (late Ann) DiRosa; also survived by 7 grandchildren, 17 great-grandchildren, 2 great-great-grandchildren, many nieces and nephews. Friends received at LAKESIDE MEMORIAL FUNERAL HOME, INC. 4199 Lake Shore Rd. (corner Camp Rd. & Rte. 5) Hamburg, NY 716-627-2919 on Wednesday from 3 – 7 PM, where funeral services will be held Thursday at 10 AM. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Life Path Hospice at Sun City 3725 Upper Creek Dr - Ruskin, FL 33573. Please leave online donations and condolences at www.lakesidefuneralhome.com.