Robert A. ‘Bob’ Cirillo, Sr.
Robert A. “Bob” Cirillo, Sr., 80, of North Haven passed away unexpectedly on June 14 at his home. He was the beloved husband of 59 years to Jo-Ann Santoemma Cirillo.
Bob was born in New Haven on June 12, 1942, the son of the late Pasquale and Caroline Mangino Cirillo. He was the owner/operator of Cirillo Manufacturing in North Branford and East Haven. Bob served in the National Guard, was a member of the Westbrook Elks Lodge #1784, St. Andrews Society, and the Society of Santa Maria Maddalena. He was an avid fan of the New York Yankees and Dallas Cowboys. Bob enjoyed horse racing and spending time with family, especially their loud Thanksgiving dinners in Florida. He also loved spending time with friends, often organizing parties and get-togethers in Connecticut and Florida. He especially loved playing gin rummy, traveling, and spending time with his loving wife Jo-Ann. Bob met his grandkids for breakfast every Saturday morning. He was always fiercely loyal and dedicated. Bob will be greatly missed by all who knew and loved him.
He was the loving father of Robert (Dianne) Cirillo, Jr., and Regina (Christopher) Murzak; beloved grandfather of Sophia and Sydney Cirillo and Kelsey, Christopher Jr., and Courtney Murzak; and brother of Theresa Goldberg, Joseph Cirillo, Carol Boyhan, and the late John and Pasquale Cirillo.
The visiting hours will be from 4 to 7 p.m. on Wednesday, June 22, at The Havens Family, North Haven Funeral Home, 36 Washington Avenue. Family and friends are invited to go directly to Our Lady of Mount Carmel Church/St. Paul VI Parish, 2819 Whitney Avenue, Hamden at 11 a.m. on Thursday, June 23, to attend a Mass of Christian burial and are also invited to attend the committal service immediately following in All Saints Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital, P.O. Box 50, Memphis, TN 38101-9929. For his online obituary, please visit www.northhavenfuneral.com.