371 Hooker Avenue | Poughkeepsie, New York | 12603
Obituary of John Joseph Mascolino
John Joseph Mascolino, 68, of Wappinger Falls, NY unexpectedly passed away on Tuesday, May 24, 2022 at Vassar Brothers Medical Center.
John was born in Poughkeepsie, NY on January 20, 1954 to the late Joseph Mario and Mary A. Leone Mascolino. He is survived by the love of his life, the former Linda Ann Fortin, whom he married on May 9, 1976 at St. Mary’s Church in Wappingers Falls, NY.
A lifelong resident of the area, John attended Our Lady of Lourdes High School, as well as Dutchess Community College. He was the proud owner of WillSeal, inc. and he was also employed by Ten Mile River Preserve where “Buck” worked as a shooting instructor and made lifelong friends.
On any given day, you might find John admiring his cars, working with hunting dogs in the field, pinpointing a buck through the scope in his living room, or riding his mower while perfecting his Yankee Stadium-like lines in his lawn. However, his greatest joy was spending time with those that he loved. Between bear hugs, quiet gifts and exceptional advice, he was a masterful “Uncle John” to his lucky nieces and nephews.
To know John, even casually, was to know an unselfish, generous, larger-than-life man whose strong and tough external nature thinly veiled the giant heart beneath the flannel shirt. His generosity extended further than most even know. He quietly helped raise much needed funds for such worthy charities as the Grace Smith House and the Mid-Hudson Children’s museum. He was particularly proud of his work with the Carrington Foundation which serves injured veterans. Some of his gifts were large in gesture, but his greatest gift was his fiercely loyal friendship.
In addition to his wife, John is survived by his sister Patricia Ann Nocket of Poughkeepsie, NY; both brothers and sisters-in-law Jill (Mark) Mcleod of Poughkeepsie, NY; Donna (Dennis) Szeba of North Carolina; Nancy Blanding of Maine; Thomas (Denise) Fortin of Pleasant Valley, NY; as well as many nieces and nephews. John is predeceased by his in-laws Vincent and Catherine Fortin and brother-in-law Thomas Nocket.
Visitation will take place on Thursday, June 2, 2022 from 4:00pm to 8:00pm at the Timothy P. Doyle Funeral Home, 371 Hooker Avenue, Poughkeepsie, NY 12603. A Mass of Christian Burial will take place on Friday, June 3, 2022 at 10:00am at St. Mary's Church, 11 Clinton Street, Wappinger Falls, NY 12590. Burial will follow at St. Peter’s Cemetery Poughkeepsie, New York. Memorial donations can be made to St. Jude's Children's Hospital, www.stjude.org, The Carrington Charitable Foundation, www.carringtoncf.org or Grace Smith House www.gracesmithhouse.org. To send an online condolence, please visit the funeral home’s website at www.doylefuneralhome.com.
THE FAMILY IS EXPECTING A LARGE TURNOUT TO CELEBRATE THE LIFE OF JOHN, AND SO THEY REQUEST THAT ALL ATTENDEES WEAR A FACE COVERING TO HELP STOP THE SPREAD OF ILLNESS