Fishkill - Paul Cutrupi, a resident of Fishkill since 1972, formerly of Valhalla, died on Sunday, December 15, 2013. He was 68.
Son of Francis and Rose (Vigliotti) Cutrupi, he was born in Bronxville on October 30, 1945. He attended the American Academy McAllister Institute of Funeral Service to become a funeral director
, and was then drafted into the U.S. Army
and served his country during the Vietnam War
. Following his Honorable Discharge from service, he married Barbara McDermott in Valhalla on December 9, 1967.
For nearly 40 years, Paul served countless families as a Licensed Funeral Director at McElroy-Flynn Funeral Home in Elmsford and Cassidy-Flynn Funeral Home in Mount Kisco.
A proud Veteran, he was an active member of the American Legion Posts in both Mount Kisco and Elmsford. He loved motorcycles and cars, and cherished his 1953 Indian Motorcycle and his 1955 Chevy Bel-Air.
He is survived by his wife, Barbara at home; his daughter, Dena Lunetta & her husband Sam of Amherst, NY; his daughter, Lori Heckmann & her husband Michael of Hopewell Junction; his son, Josua Cutrupi & his wife Susan of Fishkill; his grandchildren, Samuel, Gina, Sarah, and Kevin; his sisters, Maria DiLeo & her husband James of Scarsdale, Gloria Forte & her husband Thomas of Florida, and Carmela Cutrupi of Bronxville; and many nieces, nephews, and other loving relatives & friends.
He was predeceased by his father, Francis Cutrupi in 1988 and his brother, Francis Cutrupi in 2010.
Calling hours will be held from 2 to 4 and 7 to 8:30 p.m. on Tuesday, December 17 at the McHoul Funeral Home of Fishkill, Inc., 1089 Main Street, Fishkill. A funeral service will take place immediately following the visitation at 8:30 p.m. The U.S. Army will conduct Military Honors.
In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to the Bob Woodruff Foundation, 1359 Broadway, Suite 800, New York, NY 10018; www.bobwoodrufffoundation.org
For directions, online condolences, and memorial donations, please visit Paul's Book of Memories at www.mchoulfuneralhome.com