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 Col. John Cirelli

Col. John Joseph Cirelli MD

Friday, July 23rd, 1926 - Thursday, March 7th, 2019
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Obituary

SOUTH GLENS FALLS

Col. John J. Cirelli, M.D. 92, passed away peacefully on Thursday, March 7, 2019 at the Wesley Health Care Center.

Born July 23, 1926 in the Bronx, NY, he was the son of the late Rocco and Christine (Reale) Cirelli.

John proudly served his country during World War II in the United States Navy where he earned a Letter of Commendation, the American Theater Medal, the Victory Medal, the Asiatic Pacific Medal -1 Star, and the Philippine Liberation Ribbon -1 Star, as well as through much of his lifetime in the Naval Reserves and the Army National Guard, retiring with the rank of Colonel in July of 1994.

In 1951 he graduated from St. John’s University and then continued on to medical school in Bologna, Italy, graduating in 1956.

On February 10, 1952, John married Luisa Serasini in Bologna, Italy. Eventually they settled in South Glens Falls where they raised their family. John opened a private practice from 1959-1971, and was also employed as an anesthesiologist by Glens Falls Hospital from 1958-1994.

John loved working outdoors, cutting trees, swimming in Lake George, and always grew a beautiful organic garden. He loved music and could often be found listening to classic composers such as Tchaikovsky and Rachmaninoff, as well as Italian operas.

Left to cherish his memory are his loving wife of 67 years, Luisa Cirelli, his children; Dr. Stefano Cirelli (Debra), Michael Cirelli (Kathleen), Dr. Robert Cirelli (Jeniefer), Richard Cirelli, Lisa Ostrander (Kevin), and Eric Cirelli, his sister Betty Reidy (Jim), his grandchildren; Ashley, Nicole, Michael, Anthony, James, Carlo, Nico, and Kailani Cirelli, as well as his great-grandson Aydan Cirelli.

Friends may call from 4-7pm on Tuesday, March 12, 2019 at the M.B. Kilmer Funeral Home, 136 Main Street, South Glens Falls, NY.

A Funeral Mass will be conducted at 10am on Wednesday, March 13, 2019 at the St. Michael the Archangel Church, 80 Saratoga Ave., South Glens Falls, NY with Rev. Guy A. Childs officiating.

Rite of Committal with military honors will take place at 1:30pm at the Gerald B.H. Solomon Saratoga National Cemetery, 200 Duell Rd, Schuylerville, NY.

Memorial donations in John’s name can be made to the Moreau Emergency Squad, 1583 State Route 9, Fort Edward, NY 12828.

To leave online condolences please visit www.kilmerfuneralhome.com.
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Service Details

  • Visitation

    Tuesday, March 12th, 2019 | 4:00pm - 7:00pm
    When
    Tuesday, March 12th, 2019 4:00pm - 7:00pm
    Location
    M.B. Kilmer Funeral Home - SGF
    Address
    136 Main Street
    SOUTH GLENS FALLS, NY 12803
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  • Service

    Wednesday, March 13th, 2019 | 10:00am
    When
    Wednesday, March 13th, 2019 10:00am
    Location
    St. Michael the Archangel Church
    Address
    80 Saratoga Ave.
    SOUTH GLENS FALLS, NY 12803
    Get Directions: View Map | Text | Email
    Officiant
    Rev. Guy A. Childs
  • Reception

    Location
    St. Michael the Archangel Parish Hall
    Address
    80 Saratoga Avenue
    south glens falls, NY 12803
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Thank you for the care you provided.
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John J White

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Dr. Cirelli was our family doctor for quite some time and I can say this with confidence. He was a good doctor! The Cirelli’s were also our neighbors and I’d walk past their home sometimes a half-dozen times each day. He had his hands full, but he and Mrs. Cirelli did a great job. Much love and appreciation from me and my family. John White
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