Michael D. Cirillo Oct 09, 1966 - Nov 20, 2021
Michael D. Cirillo, age 55, a longtime resident of Upper Chichester, passed away on Nov. 20, 2021, in Media, PA. Michael graduated from Chichester High School class of 1984. Michael was a talented athlete who was always surrounded by many friends. He was charismatic and could always be found laughing and having a good time with those close to him. When Michael was 25 things changed. He was involved in a terrible accident that left him paralyzed from the waist down in a wheelchair for the next 30 years. Michael was undaunted, he never gave up his love of family, friends, and life. He lit up every room he entered. Michael was a warrior who faced long weeks in the hospital throughout the past 30 years, dealing with the numerous side-effects of life in a wheelchair. Never giving up, Michael worked at Lowes for more than 10 years, as well as being an uber driver, and working in the Home Security field. Michael loved watching college football and was an avid Flyers Fan. Last week he knew his time had come to an end and he told his mom he was ready to “go home”. We all know that today he’s running down a football field with his brother Joe and making everyone laugh. But he will be missed - the lessons he taught us will live on with the many lives he touched.
Michael was the son of the late Ralph J. Cirillo, Sr., brother of the late Joseph Cirillo, Sr., and uncle of the late Angela Cirillo.
Survivors: Mother: Joan (Packer) Cirillo. Uncle: Roy Penman (Jan). Siblings: Ralph J. Cirillo, Jr. (Debbie), Joanmarie Smith (Jimmy). Nieces & Nephews: Jocelyn (Matthew), Jenna, Jessica, Carmen (Michael), Ralph III (Amy), Anthony, Monica, and Joseph. Step-Daughter: Ralynn Hayes. He is also survived by several great nieces and nephews.
Visitation: Saturday, December 4, 2021, from 1:00pm-2:30pm at Nolan-Fidale Funeral Home, 5980 Chichester Ave., Aston, PA 19014. Funeral Service: Saturday, December 4, 2021 at 2:30pm at Nolan-Fidale Funeral Home. Burial: Private. In Lieu of Flowers: www.mageerehab.jeffersonhealth.org/get-involved/fundraising-events/ Condolences: www.nolanfidale.com.
Nolan-Fidale Funeral Home
Begins: Dec 04, 2021 2:30pm - 3:00pm5980 Chichester Ave
Aston, PA 19014
Joanmarie Cirillo Smith says:Submitted on: Dec 06, 2021
On behalf of me and my family I thank you for your kindness during this difficult time. Your messages with loving comments about Michael provided us comfort beyond words. Thank you for taking a moment to share your feelings. And a huge thank you to Andrea Nolan and staff for your care, support, guidance, compassion and service. Love, The family of Michael Cirillo
Kimberly Holden says:Submitted on: Dec 03, 2021
I knew Michael before his accident, but I can't say we were friends,but after the accident I got to know him more and more. So though the years of hanging out, him coming to the house complaining about the steps and eating all my food lol, I will say he is a dear friend and I will very much miss him. I was lucky and blessed to have known him. RIP My Friend
Luzette says:Submitted on: Dec 03, 2021
This young man was loved by so many. Here on earth and loved ones in heaven. We will miss his boisterous voice and his beautiful, contagious smile. Rest In Peace PITA #1.
David Jones says:Submitted on: Dec 02, 2021
My Sincere Condolences to the Cirillo Family on the loss of Mike…I always looked forward to seeing him at the Polls on Election Day! We had some amusing talks on Government! I’ll never forget his “Wheelies in the Pub”!!! RIP my Friend.
Frank L. Mantegna says:Submitted on: Dec 01, 2021
I truly loved you like a brother and you are always with me Brother Man! Packy!