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“Seems the older we get the more we're reminded that life is a preparation school for graduation to what awaits beyond this life. I have nothing but...Read More »
1 of 31 | Posted by: "Ronnie" Thibodeau - Dewey, AZ

“Dear Nancy and family, so sorry for the loss of your Dad. My thoughts and prayers are with you. Helene, Gerard and Georgette ”
2 of 31 | Posted by: helene aucoin - waltham, MA

“I don't have the words to adequately acknowledge what kind of wonderful neighbors Dom and Nancy were. They were always willing to lend a helping...Read More »
3 of 31 | Posted by: Valsa Vargise - Waltham, MA

“Mr. Cutone... that is what I called him when I first met him at the age of 8 and that is what I continue to call him 39 years later. It may sound...Read More »
4 of 31 | Posted by: Geeva Ebens - Waltham, MA

“Dear Cuttone Family,I just watched the beautiful tribute to your dad, aka Papa Cuttone. Thank you for that! What a wonderful hard working man. I didn...Read More »
5 of 31 | Posted by: Denny Thibodeau - Family Friend

“You will live forever in the heart of your family. Rest in peace. ”
6 of 31 | Posted by: Nancy Sierra

“Anna and family,So sorry to hear the news of your father's passing. My thoughts are with you. ”
7 of 31 | Posted by: Valerie Comeau-Palmer - NH

“Tom and I have lived in one of his houses for 22 years. He was more like family to us then just the land lord. He was funny and loved to talk! We...Read More »
8 of 31 | Posted by: Lis and Tom Hogan - Waltham, MA

“To the family of Dominic, and especially to the McCarthys...we are so sorry for your loss. The obituary is a lovely tribute to Dominic. God bless you...Read More »
9 of 31 | Posted by: Joanne and Doug Pettengill

“I will miss you zio...I will miss your kindness, your big smile and your gentle heart....I love you so much dear zio DomNone dies if he lives in our...Read More »
10 of 31 | Posted by: Loredana Grasso - Milano, Italy

“To the entire family, You couldn't get closer to a family as neighbor than what we were. Mr. Cuttone has been in my life since I was two years old...Read More »
11 of 31 | Posted by: Geejo Vargise - Framingham, MA

“Free at Last, soaring high, to the arms of those we love, in peace and joy, Dom is free at last, too soon for us . . at last for him.Dear Cuttone...Read More »
12 of 31 | Posted by: Cheryl, Demetrios, Mattheos & Nikola Meliones - NC

“It is just so difficult saying goodbye to those from this generation. The words respectful, loving, generous, dedicated, kind, and hard-working are...Read More »
13 of 31 | Posted by: M & J Peterson - Family Friend

“To Anna, Vinnie, and the rest of the family, I'll remember Domenic very fondly. He was a terrific guy, a hard worker with a sense of humor! Please...Read More »
14 of 31 | Posted by: Janet Rome - Chestnut Hill, MA

“I have known Domenic and Nancy since I was 10 years old.when my dad took them for ice cream the day after they came to America. Nancy wanted...Read More »
15 of 31 | Posted by: Johann Olivo Swenson - MA

“He was like a father to me and all of us we will miss him so much he never forget your name he always remember who you are and your name he was a...Read More »
16 of 31 | Posted by: MOHAMED Rada - Acton, MA - friend

“I will always remember the joy and laughter of Sunday family dinners as I was Noni and papa's adopted " blonde" grandkid. " You smelled da food from...Read More »
17 of 31 | Posted by: Amanda Pond - Wayland, MA

“Knowing the love Anna and her family shared with her father, and reading here more, it made me think how lucky you all are. I know there is profound...Read More »
18 of 31 | Posted by: George Petrakes - Cambridge, MA

“What a great was my honor taking care of Mr Cuttone and meeting some of his wonderful family. My deepest sympathy to you all, wishing you...Read More »
19 of 31 | Posted by: Shelley Bonaiuto - Chelmsford, MA

“To the Cuttone Family, I had the honor of getting to know Dominic while taking care of his beautiful wife Nancy. Dominic taught me the true value...Read More »
20 of 31 | Posted by: Karen Platteborze - New Hampton, NH

“So sorry for you loss he was a great guy ”
21 of 31 | Posted by: Maureen Howes - Waltham, MA

“Sincere sympathy to Domenic's family . We shared three beautiful grandchildren with him and Nancy. Loved seeing the pictures of him and Nancy from...Read More »
22 of 31 | Posted by: RUTH GATELY - WALTHAM, MA

“A great man and always a warm felling when he was thought of. Our Mother and Father always spoke of him and Nancy with the most dear, kind memories...Read More »
23 of 31 | Posted by: Mickey Olivo - Hudson, MA

“A great man and always a warm felling when he was thought of. Our Mother and Father always spoke of him and Nancy with the most dear, kind memories...Read More »
24 of 31 | Posted by: Mickey Olivo - Hudson, MA

“My deepest sympathy to Anna, Rosalie, Nancy, Mary, and Vinny and your family. Domenic was such a warm-hearted and friendly man. I remember him at...Read More »
25 of 31 | Posted by: Theresa Castellana Orr - Waltham, MA

“An amazing man, led an amazing family, through an amazing journey, creating a loving legacy that will carry through with his equally amazing extended...Read More »
26 of 31 | Posted by: Meliones Fam - cary, NC

“Domenic lived two doors down from my mother-in-law. Often times I would be outside working in her yard and Domenic would come by in his red truck,...Read More »
27 of 31 | Posted by: Tom LeFort - Waltham, MA

“My thoughts and Prayers to the Cuttone Family..My heart has much sadness for the loss of your Dad.. Will always remember how hard he wiorked .Always...Read More »
28 of 31 | Posted by: leigh miller - waltham, MA

“Our deepest condolences from the Marchese family. Your dad was full of energy and passion for life. His legacy will live on in each of you forever....Read More »
29 of 31 | Posted by: Gary Marchese - Waltham, MA

“You Guys had an extraordinary father and grandfather! More than anything each of you exemplify Dom and Nancy's values, traditions and love for...Read More »
30 of 31 | Posted by: Susan Brady - Wayland, MA

“Condolences to the Cuttone family from John & Amy (from Canada).Will always have the fondest memories of Domenic & Nancy and family:The best...Read More »
31 of 31 | Posted by: John & Amy Thibodeau

Waltham – Domenico 'Domenic' Cuttone was born on February 15, 1929 in Ucria, a province of Sicily, Italy, to the late Vincenzo and Rosalia (Rigoli) Cuttone. After a period of failing health, Domenic died in his much loved home with family by his side on Sunday, February 26, 2017. Domenic had just celebrated his 88th birthday and is now reunited with his beloved wife Nunziata 'Nancy' (Lembo), who died on April 6, 2015 after struggling with Alzheimer's disease. "Riposino in pace . . . May they rest in peace".

At age 27 and in the company of his wife, Nancy, and their 9-month-old son, Vinny, the Cuttone family set out for the United States aboard the Cristoforo Colombo ship, docking at Ellis Island in New York City on April 30, 1956. With fervent prayer and hope for their new beginning, the Cuttones made their way to Waltham, a place they would call home for the duration of their lives. Citizenship was awarded on March 11, 1963 and life in America held such tremendous promise for Domenic and Nancy as they continued to grow their family and welcomed four daughters.

In Italy, Domenic was a farmer but when he came to America he was willing to find employment in any trade. For over 10 years, he paved and excavated with Olivo and Sons in Waltham and then became a bricklayer and mason for Parrella & Sons in Waltham until 1993. Throughout full time employment, he worked countless evenings and weekends landscaping and plowing snow for homes and businesses in the surrounding areas. In 1962, Domenic also began purchasing multi-family homes in Waltham and by 1993 was able to work full time maintaining his units, which he took great pride in keeping pristine.

Domenic fully devoted his life to his wife, children, grandchildren, and great grandchildren, which meant everything to him. He loved to take walks with his wife and spend time at the beach with his family. He enjoyed cultivating his vegetable gardens and spent endless hours jarring sauce with his wife and children. Like many Italian families, Sundays were dedicated to church and time with loved ones. Domenic also loved dancing with Nancy and cherished the friendships they acquired through the Sons of Italy.

Domenic made it a point to never forget where he came from. As he told stories about his upbringing in Sicily, his sharp memory and attention to detail always made it feel like an adventure back in time. Over the course of his life, he brought all of his family back to Italy to meet relatives and experience his heritage.

Domenic's journey started as a search for a better life for his family but ended up much more. He was truly a selfless and compassionate man that inspired the lives of everyone around him.

In addition to his wife, Nancy, Domenic is predeceased by all his siblings who remained in Italy; sisters Rosaria "Sara" Casella, Giuseppa Borzi and Rosalia Martelli and brothers Carmelo, Vincenzo, Sebastiano and Antonio Cuttone.

His legacy of love and work ethic lives on in the hearts of his family: his children, Vincenzo "Vinny" Cuttone and his wife, Sandra, of Concord, Anna Meliones and her husband, Keith, of Wayland, Rosalie Weber and her husband, Don, of Omaha, Nebraska, Nancy McCarthy of Wayland and Mary Gately and her husband, David of Maynard; sister-in-law Vincenza (Gurgone) Lembo of West Newton, MA; sister-in-law Maria Cuttone of Ucria, Sicily, brother and sister-in-law Sebastiano and Theresa Lembo of Messina, Sicily; fourteen grandchildren; two great-grandchildren and many nieces and nephews, here and in Italy.

Family and friends will honor and remember Domenic's life by gathering for calling hours at The Joyce Funeral Home, 245 Main Street (Rte. 20), Waltham on Sunday, March 5th from 4 to 8 p.m. and again at 9 a.m. on Monday morning before leaving in procession to Sacred Heart Church, 311 River Street, Waltham where his Funeral Mass will be celebrated at 10 a.m. Burial will follow at Mount Feake Cemetery, Waltham.

In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to the Alzheimer's Association, 480 Pleasant Street, Watertown, MA 02472.

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