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AGE: 88 • West Long Branch
Dominick Cirillo, 88, of West Long Branch, passed away on Wednesday, October 2, 2013 after a lengthy illness. He was born in Newark and lived in Irvington before moving to West Long Branch in 1976. Mr. Cirillo was a firefighter for the Irvington Fire Department for 35 years before retiring in 1984. He was past president of Local 14 FMBA and a life member of the NJFMBA. He was also a member of the Retired Police and Firefighter Association, Local 8 of Ocean County. He served in the US Army during WW II and was a member of the American Legion. Prior to becoming a firefighter, he took classes at Rutgers in Real Estate and Appraising and was a licensed real estate salesman. Dominick was a builder of numerous garden apartments in northern NJ for the DonJon Building Company. He was a avid fisherman, boater and hunter. His favorite Beethoven was listening to the seagulls diving for food at sunrise on the Raritan Bay.
He was predeceased by his wife, Helen Szasz Cirillo in 2003, his parents, William and Lauretta Cirillo, brother, Frank Cirillo, sisters, Claire Ballard and MaryAnne Lavigne and step-son, Robert Smith. Surviving are his son, Donald Cirillo and his girlfriend Marie Kovacks; sister, Louise and her husband Joe Campanelli; 2 granddaughters, Darla Novick and Sandra Woodruff and 2 great-grandchildren, Billy and Samantha Novick as well as many nieces and nephews.
Relatives and friends are invited to visit from 6-9 pm Wednesday at the Fiore Funeral Home, 882 Broadway, West Long Branch. Funeral Service with military honors will be held at 11:00 am Thursday at Brigadier General William C. Doyle Veterans Memorial Cemetery, Arneytown. For condolences, please visit www.fiorefuneralhomes.com.
Fiore Funeral Home Inc
West Long Branch, NJ 07764
Published in Asbury Park Press on Oct. 6, 2013