Ferdinand Cirillo, Jr., 78

Posted 7/28/20

On Saturday, July 25, 2020, Ferdinand Cirillo, Jr. passed away at the age of 78 in Spring Hill, Fla.

Fred was born on March 26, 1942, in Fall River, Mass., and raised in Bristol, R.I. He was a …

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Ferdinand Cirillo, Jr., 78

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On Saturday, July 25, 2020, Ferdinand Cirillo, Jr. passed away at the age of 78 in Spring Hill, Fla.

Fred was born on March 26, 1942, in Fall River, Mass., and raised in Bristol, R.I. He was a 1959 graduate of Bristol Senior High School and following his graduation from Bryant College, Fred served in the U.S. Army Reserve and taught soldiers how to protect themselves from chemical warfare. 

He moved from Rhode Island, raised his four children in New Jersey and retired in Florida. Fred served his community in Boonton, N.J., as a volunteer EMT for over 30 years, spending many of those years as captain. He was also a former member and president of the Bristol County Lions Club.

Fred cherished the time spent with his four children, as he considered them to be his greatest success.

Among his many gifts, two really stand out to those close to him. Fred’s storytelling ability could keep those around him entertained for hours. His comedic timing and facial expressions made his friends and family feel as though they were living in the story. Never was a story told, however, without a lesson to be learned. The second gift was his incredible sense of direction. You could be lost in the middle of nowhere and a quick phone call to Fred would get you back on track. He was a true Magellan.

Fred was preceded in death by his father, Ferdinand, and his mother, Nellie. He is survived by his wife Camille, his four children, Kimberly Cirillo, Sharon Reis (Ronald), Nick Cirillo and Gina Piersanti (Mark), his brother Frank Cirillo (Denise), his niece Jessica Almeida (Cory) and their children Liam and Kennedy, nephew Gregory Cirillo (Julia), and five grandchildren (Kyle, Austin, Victoria, Tyler and Valentino ‘Valley’).  

A memorial will be planned in the near future.

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