Donald C. Cirillo

  • Born: July 13, 1937
  • Died: July 2, 2019
  • Location: Bronx, New York

Pelham Funeral Home

64 Lincoln Ave
Pelham, NY 10803

Tel. (914) 738-1060

Tribute & Message From The Family


Donny will be remembered as a simple, quiet, loving, family man.

Donald C. Cirillo of the Bronx passed away on July 2nd 2019 surrounded by his loved ones. He was 81 years old.
 
Born in New York City to Dominick and Lillian, Donald was the eldest of two children. He was raised in Harlem where he attended P.S. 80 and Benjamin Franklin High School. He graduated in 1955. After graduation, Donald enlisted in the United States Army and served his country for the next three years. On his return from the service, he went on to marry his sweetheart Linda Landi and was married for 43 years. The couple wed at Holy Rosary Church on October 27th 1962 and moved to the Bronx where they raised their 3 children.

Donald went to work as a stock broker for Loeb, Rhoades & Co. He worked on Wall Street for over 40 years before retiring from Bishop Rosen. In his spare time he loved watching sports, fishing, rooting for the New York teams (especially the NY Mets and NY Giants). His great love was for his family. He enjoyed playing Dominos, Go Fish and cheating in rummy with his grandchildren. He would brag about his grandkids to anyone who would listen to him.

Donny will be remembered as a simple, quiet, loving, family man. He would hesitate to spend on himself but was more than generous to anyone in need.

Donny is survived by his three children; Deron (Lisa) Cirillo, Donna (Frank) DelPonte, and Karen (Cosimo) Tiso. He will be missed by his grandchildren; Larissa, Julia, Frank, Stephanie, Michelle and Matthew. He is also survived by his sister Camille (Bob) Muscatella. He will be deeply missed by everyone who knew him.

A celebration of Donny's life will take place at the Pelham Funeral Home located at 64 Lincoln Avenue, Pelham NY on Friday July 5th from 4-8 PM. A mass of Christian burial will take place at Our Lady of Perpetual Help Church 575 Fowler Avenue, Pelham Manor NY on Saturday July 6th at 10:00am. Interment will follow at St Raymonds Cemetery. For more information or to leave a condolence please visit www.pelhamfuneral.com.


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Posted by Cookie Vetere - Wantagh, NY - Significant Other   May 26, 2020

This Is Pudgy, The Puppy Don Gave Me.
She Was The Best Gift, I Have Ever Received.
I Loved Her Very Much.
She was The Sweetest & Had A Great Personality.
She Was Only 8.
She Had A Stroke In The Summer Of 2018.
I Kept Her Going, The Last 8 Months, With CBD.
But I Couldn't Save Her.
She Passed, February 2020.

Don Didn't Know She Was Sick.
He Loved Her, Too.

Posted by Cookie Vetere - Wantagh, NY - Significant Other   April 30, 2020

Dear,
Deron, Donna & Karen,
I'm So Very Sorry, You Had To Go Through This Heartbreak.
I Hope All Your Children Are OK & Coping With Their Loss, As Well.
I Wish I Would Have Known That He Was So Sick.
That Was My Fault. I Regret Not Knowing.
I Would've Come In A Heartbeat.
I Only Found Out Because I Wanted To Call
Him, To See How He Was Coping With This Mess We're All In.
The Last Time I Spoke With Don, Was Christmas Eve, 2017.
As We Did Every Christmas Eve.

A Lot Of Our Time Together, Was Spent, Talking About All Of You
& Your Adorable Children.
He Was Proud Of Each Of You For Different Reasons.
His Grandchildren Brought Him Joy & Made Him Laugh At Their Antics.

I Will Love & Miss Him,The Rest Of My Life.

P.S.
I Have Other Pictures Of Your Father.
Also, A Letter Don Wrote To His Mother, From The Service.

I Will Have The Prints Made & Send Them Out
To You, Along With The Letter.
Again, Please Accept My Sincerest Apology For Not Knowing.

Posted by Cookie Vetere - Wantagh, NY - Significant Other   April 30, 2020

Sorry to hear don was great guy

Posted by Warren Weiss - Brooklyn, NY - Coworker   July 12, 2019

Dear Deron, Donna and Karen,
I extend my deepest condolences to you and your families on the passing of your father, and my longtime friend from East Harlem, Donny. Sadly, it's been several years since we last saw each other and I miss getting together with Donny, Ronnie and Steve as we used to do some years ago. I had planned to attend the wake with Steve today but circumstances made it difficult.
I pray that God will help you cope with your loss and comfort you.
With much love and sympathy,
Dante Medici

Posted by Dante Medici - Weehawken, NJ - Friend   July 05, 2019

My deepest condolences. Donnie was a very nice guy.

Posted by Christine Neglia Cangro - PA - Family Friend   July 05, 2019


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Dear, Deron, Donna & Karen, I’m So Very Sorry, You Had To Go Through This Heartbreak. I Hope All Your Children Are OK & Coping With Their Loss, As Well. I Wish I Would Have Known That He Was So Sick. That Was My Fault. I Regret Not Knowing. I Would’ve Come In A Heartbeat. I Only Found Out Because I Wanted To Call Him, To See How He Was Coping With This Mess We’re All In. The Last Time I Spoke With Don, Was Christmas Eve, 2017. As We Did Every Christmas Eve. A Lot Of Our Time Together, Was Spent, Talking About All Of You & Your Adorable Children. He Was Proud Of Each Of You For Different Reasons. His Grandchildren Brought Him Joy & Made Him Laugh At Their Antics. I Will Love & Miss Him,The Rest Of My Life. P.S. I Have Other Pictures Of Your Father. Also, A Letter Don Wrote To His Mother, From The Service. I Will Have The Prints Made & Send Them Out To You, Along With The Letter. Again, Please Accept My Sincerest Apology For Not Knowing.
This Is Pudgy, The Puppy Don Gave Me. She Was The Best Gift, I Have Ever Received. I Loved Her Very Much. She was The Sweetest & Had A Great Personality. She Was Only 8. She Had A Stroke In The Summer Of 2018. I Kept Her Going, The Last 8 Months, With CBD. But I Couldn’t Save Her. She Passed, February 2020. Don Didn’t Know She Was Sick. He Loved Her, Too.