George Cirillo Obituary

George John Cirillo
George John Cirillo

March 25, 1935 - March 25, 2019
Born in New Rochelle
Resided in Waterford, Connecticut


Groton - George J. Cirillo, 83, and formerly of Waterford passed away peacefully on Monday, March 25, 2019.
He was born on August 20, 1935 in New Rochelle, NY the son of the late George M. and Delphine Cirillo. He was predeceased by his loving wife Nancy. Upon graduating from New London High School in 1954 he enlisted in the Air Force and served in the Korean War.
George had been a longtime employee at Electric Boat and a part time Police Officer for the Town of East Lyme. Upon his retirement from both jobs, he and his wife Nancy moved to Port St. Lucie, FL where he pursued a career as a Deputy Sheriff with the local County. After 10 years in FL they returned to CT where George was employed by the Town of East Lyme and Waterford, working security at both High Schools. This was a job he loved as he enjoyed interacting with kids.
He loved to cook, shop, gun collect, travel and spend time with family.
He was a member of the Knights of Columbus, Sportman’s Club, St. Paul’s Church and the Police Benevolent of E.L.
He is survived by his four daughters, Lori Cirillo and her partner Robert Robinson of Lebanon, Lisa Lord and her husband, Jeffrey, Linda Danesh and her husband, Abbas, and Maria Cavanagh all of Waterford, CT. He is also survived by eight grandchildren, Jennifer Lord, Jessica Sergiacomi, Michelle Murphy, Samantha Lord, Timothy Cavanagh, Safa, Christina, and Joseph Danesh; and two great grandchildren, Molly and Sophie Anglim. He is also survived by his two sisters, Yvonne Kelly and Delphine Desrochers.
The family will receive relatives and friends from 5 - 7PM Friday, March 29, 2019 at the Thomas L. Neilan & Sons East Lyme funeral home, 48 Grand Street, Niantic.
A mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at 11AM, Saturday, March 30, 2019 at the St. Paul Church, Rope Ferry Rd, Waterford, CT. Interment will follow in East Lyme Cemetery, East Lyme. CT.
In lieu of flowers the family suggests that donations be made to The Miracle League of Southeastern CT at
The family would like to thank the staff of Bayview Healthcare in Waterford for the excellent care and compassion.

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Thomas L. Neilan & Sons East Lyme Funeral Home
48 Grand Street
Niantic, CT US 06357
Friday, March 29, 2019
5:00 PM - 7:00 PM
Mass of Christian Burial
St. Paul Church
170 Rope Ferry Road
Waterford, Connecticut 06385
Saturday, March 30, 2019
11:00 AM


Miracle League of SE CT
41 Scoiety Road
Niantic, Connecticut United States 06357
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