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Louis A. Tirelli

AGE: 83 • Manahawkin

Louis A Tirelli, 83, of Manahawkin, NJ, beloved husband and best friend of Louise (DiLorenzo) for 57 years, succumbed to Alzheimer's at his home surrounded by the ones he laughed with, lived for, and loved unconditionally. Born in Greenpoint, Brooklyn, NY to Louis and Margaret (Clark) Tirelli.

Louis was a passionate and cultured man who enjoyed the arts, theatre, opera, jazz, museums, reading and power walking. He received a Bachelors in Electrical Engineering from The Cooper Union in 1962. He met his wife while working as an Electrical Engineer at Western Electric. He received his JD from Fordham Law School in 1968.

He was predeceased by his sister, Sr. Mary Ann Tirelli and brother, Sebastian "Sal" Tirelli. He attended Cathedral Prep Seminary and served in the US Army.

Nothing was more important than family to Louis. He raised his beloved family in Spring Valley, NY. He was extremely loving and very proud of them. Besides his wife, Louise, Lou is survived by his daughter, Maria (James Lugo) of Congers, NY; his two sons, David (Lori Masker), Oradell, NJ and Peter (Carrieann Beddows), Bronxville, NY, as well as his eight grandchildren: Amanda, Christian, DJ, Julianna, Anya, Anthony, Natalia and Isabella. He is also survived by his sister, Margie (Phil) Rzykiewicz of Canton, GA, as well as many loving nieces, nephews and other friends.

Visitation Thursday, September 28, 2017 from 2-4 and 7-9 PM at Barnegat Funeral Home, 841 West Bay Ave., Barnegat, NJ. Funeral Mass offered Friday, 11:30 am at St. Mary of the Pines Church, Manahawkin, NJ. Cremation private.

In lieu of flowers, donations to The Cooper Union in memory of Louis A. Tirelli, EE'62 preferred. Visit or call (212) 353-4164. (
Published in Asbury Park Press on Sept. 26, 2017
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