John Joseph Falcone

May 27, 1961 - October 31, 2019

John Joseph Falcone, 58, a long-time resident of Pine Island, formerly of Sea Isles City, NJ, passed away Thursday, October 31, 2019 in St. James City.  He was born May 27, 1961 in King of Prussia, PA to John and Carol Falcone, now deceased. 

John was a member of St. James Baptist Church.  He was a beloved commercial crabber and fisherman on the Island. He enjoyed passing time by traveling to Exuma with his wife, taking fishing trips with his buddies, and spoiling his grandchildren. His family was very important to him and he enjoyed having them over for dinner and firing up the grill. John was a member of the Pine Island Moose and enjoyed having lunch there with close friends. He also enjoyed watching the Philadelphia Eagles play on Sunday’s. 

He is survived by his loving wife of 16 years, Donna Falcone, of St. James City; two children, Lindsey Jones (Jesse) of Cape Coral and Robert “BJ” Busscher and fiancé, Melinda Paris also of Cape Coral; one brother, David Falcone of NJ; four grandchildren, Cheyenne, Joshua, Makayla and Alina; as well as his beloved dog, Gator.

Memorial Services will be held 11:00 AM Saturday, November 9, 2019 at First Baptist Church of St. James City, 3417 Eighth Ave, St. James City, FL 33956 with Pastor Larry Jinks officiating. 

Mullins Memorial Funeral Home & Cremation Service, Cape Coral, is entrusted with final care.


  1. Peg and Greg Bohl Nov 4, 2019 at 12:04 pm

    John was such a nice guy. Plus I know how happy he made Donna and the kids. He will sincerely be missed🙏🏼🙏🏼🙏🏼

  2. Dennis Guthrie Nov 4, 2019 at 12:12 pm

    Going to miss this humble guy with a ready smile! My sincere condolences to Donna, Lindsey and family.

  3. Bob Nov 4, 2019 at 12:13 pm

    My heart goes out to Lindsey and her family. We will keep your family in our prayers.

  4. Sue Young Nov 4, 2019 at 12:47 pm

    John was a man with a big heart and even bigger smile. He was always there to lend a hand, never saying no. His passing has left a huge hole in the hearts of loved ones and friends. He was truly a GOOD MAN and will be missed terribly.

  5. Rita Burgess Nov 4, 2019 at 12:54 pm

    To Lindsey and family, We are so sorry for your loss. Words are inadequate, but I hope knowing that so many people are thinking of you helps your hearts heal.

  6. Bob and Jamie Richard Nov 4, 2019 at 12:55 pm

    My heart is broken for you and the kids. I am sad beyond words.
    The most kind and gentle man I know.
    We will miss him greatly.

  7. Loanne Polster Nov 4, 2019 at 1:09 pm

    Donna I know there are no words to say to help you but know you are in thoughts and prayers.

  8. Eileen Coe Nov 4, 2019 at 1:14 pm

    My heart is broken for Donna and all of the family! John was a wonderful man who will be missed by us all. God bless you all ❤️

  9. Jody and John Williams Nov 4, 2019 at 1:27 pm

    I’m so sorry to hear of Johns passing ❤️ prayers to you Donna and your family❤️

  10. Sharon Webster Nov 4, 2019 at 2:07 pm

    Donna,Lindsey and family I’m so sorry for your loss. He was such a kind person and will be missed. We all loved seeing his big smile and getting a bigger hug on Sunday Morning. Sending love and prayers to you all.

  11. Marty DeBonis Nov 4, 2019 at 2:20 pm

    Donna and family, my sincere condolences to all of you. May God give you strength to make it thru this difficult time. You are in our prayers ,

    Marty and Tedd DeBonis and family

  12. Shirley and James Driggers Nov 4, 2019 at 2:22 pm

    John was such a friendly, humble guy !! His smile just lit up a room !! He will be greatly missed !! Donna , We are so sorry for your loss!! He was a great guy!!

  13. Yolonda Rowell. Aka (YoYo Rowell) Nov 4, 2019 at 2:25 pm

    A lot of us knew him from growing up on the island. Another Island Brother gone too soon. My prayers to the family.

  14. Jim and Lucy Ford Nov 4, 2019 at 2:42 pm

    So sorry he was a good man uncle jim and aunt Lucy Ford

  15. William and Kim Rutledge Nov 4, 2019 at 2:51 pm

    Our prayers go out to you and your family. My wife and I knew John for 36 years He was always around taking care of my mother Rose when ever she needed someone. He will truly be missed

  16. Helen Iler Glenda s mom Nov 4, 2019 at 3:32 pm

    So sorry for your lost. Prayers are with you and the kids. Can’t be at memorial because I have diaylsis by my thoughts and prayers will be with you

  17. Rick and Sharon Birchall Nov 4, 2019 at 3:36 pm

    We knew John as a great fishermen and crabber. Always loved watching the gator follow him into the canal where John srored his pots. That gator never gave up just in chance some small morsel would be toss overboard by John. John was a fixture on the island and will truly be missed by all. Our sincere sympathy to his wife, his his kids, his friends as well as his many accquientces

  18. Katrina DeForrest Nov 4, 2019 at 4:15 pm

    There are no words for such a great loss. My heart breaks for Donna and the family. Prayers and strength for everyone that loves John 💕🙌 Rest In Peace gentle man. 🙏

  19. Tedd and Shelia Polack Nov 4, 2019 at 4:27 pm

    So very sorry for your loss our thoughts and prayers are with your Family🙏🏻🙏🏻🙏🏻

  20. Barbara Kroencke Nov 4, 2019 at 5:02 pm

    I am so sorry for your loss. You and your family are in my prayers.

  21. Ginny Mianecki Nov 4, 2019 at 5:23 pm

    Donna, my deepest sympathy to you and your family. Will keep you in my prayers.

  22. Peter and Misty McAlister Nov 4, 2019 at 5:53 pm

    We have known john for
    20 plus years.. Such a happy and gentle man..always had good things to say…the crabbing family has lost a wonderful person..thoughts and prayers to the family..

  23. JoAnn and Frank Burger Nov 4, 2019 at 6:23 pm

    May John rest in peace knowing how very much he is loved! Our hearts go out to Donna and her entire family. We will keep them all in our thoughts and prayers during this very difficult time.

  24. Rob Nov 4, 2019 at 6:33 pm

    John will be missed so much, by me and everyone who knew him.
    He was simply The Best!
    My thoughts and prayers are with his adoring family and for John’s fast track to Heaven.

  25. Patty & Bill Nov 4, 2019 at 6:46 pm

    When I think of John his SMILE is in the fore front he was always smiling. Donna our hearts ache for you if at any time we can help in some way please don’t hesitate to let us know.
    Patty & Bill Wolfe

  26. Ken and Pat Groh Nov 4, 2019 at 7:03 pm

    Our deepest sympathy to you, Donna, and family. May beautiful memories ease your pain in this difficult time. Love and prayers.

  27. Michael Grainger Nov 4, 2019 at 7:30 pm

    A legend A good friend and mentor! I am beyond words.. Prayers to the family. God bless. I am going to miss John deeply.
    Fair winds and following seas. See you on the other shore.

  28. Kellie Michaels Nov 4, 2019 at 7:30 pm

    John was such a sweet man. Always happy with a smile on his face. Such a tragedy and a huge loss. My heart goes out to his family.

  29. Jeanne and Bob Kautzer Nov 4, 2019 at 7:49 pm

    Donna. We are so very sorry for your loss. But you are in my prayers and thoughts.

  30. Misty Papesh Nov 4, 2019 at 9:32 pm

    My sincere condolences to John’s family. He was one of the good guys, a great guy actually and it’s hard to believe he’s gone. Take good care of him God. RIP John.

  31. Carla Melvin Nov 4, 2019 at 10:00 pm

    So sorry for your loss. Prayers for you and the family

  32. Fred and Linda Schilffarth Nov 5, 2019 at 8:49 am

    Donna , so sorry for your loss.John took us out to fish and we will always remember him for his kindness and patience with us .Prayers for you and your family.I bet his catch is flowing over every day now that he is fishing with the disciples.

  33. Mark and Jacki Lynam Nov 5, 2019 at 9:05 am

    John was one of the finest individuals that we have ever known. He was the ultimate professional in his work, a loving and devoted family man, a man of faith, a man of charity and kindness. We are deeply saddened by his departure from this world and our hearts go out to his family. John is surely in heaven looking out for those he loves, as always.

  34. Cathy Lanctot Nov 5, 2019 at 9:13 am

    Donna please accept our sincere condolences for you and your family. Big hugs and prayers for you. 🙏🙏
    Cathy Lanctot
    Nancy Seefeldt

  35. LaDonna and Jerry Fowler Nov 5, 2019 at 3:28 pm

    Donna, Praying for you that God will hold you close, and cradles your heart thru this difficult time.

  36. Paulette Crippen Nov 5, 2019 at 4:39 pm

    Donna so sorry for your loss my heart breaks for you and the kids. John was one of the sweetest people I know he will be greatly missed Love Paulette

  37. Troy Creasy Nov 5, 2019 at 6:16 pm

    So very sad for the loss of such a great person. We have Donna and his family in our prayers.
    The waters will not be the same without him. Godspeed my friend.

  38. Sandy Reynoldy Nov 5, 2019 at 7:49 pm

    So sorry for your loss. John was a true gentleman with a big heart. Our thoughts and prayers go out to the family. Keep the faith🙏

  39. Gerry & Lorie Rossman Nov 5, 2019 at 8:37 pm

    Our sincere condolences to John’s family. So sorry Donna! He will be missed by all.
    God Bless you all. Sending prayers your way. ❤

    Gerry and Lorie Rossman and family.

  40. Scott and Kathy Myers Nov 5, 2019 at 8:38 pm

    We met John shortly after we moved to SJC about 18 years ago on his way to and from work. Always with a wave and a happy smile in his crab boat, we eventually became close friends with John and his family.
    John Falcone was a special friend to many and his kind heart touched anyone he met.

  41. Cynthia Roeck Nov 5, 2019 at 10:46 pm

    Donna, we are so sorry to you and your family for your loss…In our thoughts and prayers. Jon and Cindy Roeck

  42. Don Jedlick Nov 6, 2019 at 8:01 am

    So sorry for your loss I have John for many years and will be deeply missed prayers for the family

  43. Lee and Bruce Cankar Nov 6, 2019 at 5:25 pm

    John will certainly be missed by all who knew him. He was always upbeat and smiling. My condolences to his beloved wife, Donna, his family and friends.

  44. Diana Tate Nov 6, 2019 at 7:42 pm

    Oh Donna, I am so sorry for yourself and families loss. So sad…Thinking of you with thoughts, blessings and prayers👼Take care
    Love, Diana Tate

  45. Terri and Tom Hauterbrook Nov 11, 2019 at 9:49 pm


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