Elizabeth S. Cirillo

elizabeth cirillo

May 13, 1929 ~ February 16, 2023

Cirillo, Elizabeth S., “Lisa” (nee: Iavazzi), age 93, a 60 year resident of Leonia, passed peacefully on Thursday February 16, 2023. Born in Capodrise, Italy she was one of 8 children of Raffaele and Brigida Iavazzi. She immigrated to the United States in 1952. She was an active parishioner of St. John’s RC Church of Leonia serving as a Eucharistic Minister for many years. She loved to garden and cook for family and friends.

Beloved wife of the late Anthony Cirillo. Devoted mother of Annette Cirillo, Bridget Burke and her husband Brian, Frank Cirillo and his wife Lisa, and the late Diane Boles and her late husband Tom. Cherished grandma of T.J., Bob and Danielle, Lisa and Jeff, Shelly, Tony and Stephanie, Michael and Joe, Christina and Noah, Gina and Lance, and Anthony and Keila. Adored great grandmother of 16. Dear sister-in-law of Marie Cirillo and Rose Golino. She will be missed by numerous nieces and nephews, extended family members and dear friends.

The family will receive their friends on Wednesday February 22nd 3-7 pm at the Frank A. Patti and Kenneth Mikatarian Funeral Home 327 Main Street “opposite the Fort Lee Library”. The funeral will leave Thursday at 10:00 AM for the celebration of her funeral mass in St. John R. C. Church at 10:30 AM. For condolences, directions, or information (201) 944-0100 or www.frankpatti.com


Mass: February 23, 2023 10:30 am

St. John R. C. Church
Broad & Harrison Avenue
Leonia, NJ 07605

Visitation at Funeral Home: February 22, 2023 3:00 pm - 7:00 pm

Frank A. Patti & Kenneth Mikatarian Funeral Home
327 Main Street
Fort Lee, NJ 07024

Final Resting Place: February 23, 2023 11:45 am

Madonna Mausoleum
2070 Hoefleys Lane
Fort Lee, NJ 07024

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  1. My Dear Lisa,
    My heart was sadden about the down turn in your health, ever more deeply sadden at the loss of such a beautiful lady as yourself; you were always so joyful and welcoming. You have touched my life and the life of Annette. Your presence, and of course the presence of Tony will always remain in our hearts, you were a match made in Heaven. Thank you for your marvelous faith in our Lord. You have always inspired us by your walks up Harrison Street to attend Mass at St. John the Evangelist Church, even at midnight for Christmas Eve Mass, in the snow. What a Beautiful memory…even after the wonderful fellowship we had with the family at your house…..Thank you! You have been a beautiful witness to the faith and to the love of your God and Neighbor, as well as the many …..who have come to know you over the many years in beautiful Leonia, but without exception, your beautiful family, who continually follow your example. Thank you and Bless you for being a beautiful wife, Mother, Grandmother, and confidant. Our prayers are for you, please remember us in yours. WE LOVE YOU! Deacon Stan & Annette Aviles

  2. Lisa was a dear friend of my mother and father, Gilda and Concezio Petrella. I remember her kind smile and warm heart. May the memories her loving family and friends have of her always remind them of her warmth, kindness and love.

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