Obituary of Annette Cirillo
Mrs. Annette (née Vellaccio) Cirillo passed away at 4:20 pm on Monday, October 30, 2023 at St. Peter’s University Medical Center with her family by her side. She was 86 years old.
Mrs. Cirillo was born and raised in New Haven, Connecticut. She graduated Wilbur Cross High School, class of 1955, then four years later earned a Bachelor of Science degree from New Haven State Teachers College.
On July 2, 1960 she married her high school sweetheart, Vincent Cirillo. The young couple relocated to New Jersey, living in Woodbridge and Edison before settling in North Brunswick where they would raise a family of their own.
Mrs. Cirillo was a second grade teacher for more than twenty years at St. Peter’s Elementary School in New Brunswick. Born to her vocation, she was chosen Educator of the Year in 1992 by her peers at St. Peter’s. She also directed the Penance and First Holy Communion programs. She loved to entertain with Thanksgiving being her favorite holiday to do so.
She was predeceased by her parents Dominic and Josephine (née DiChello) Vellaccio. She was also predeceased by her siblings, Frank Vellaccio, Mary Pagliuca, Theresa Santomasso, Josephine Savo, Ann Rienzo and Angela Gagliardi.
Mrs. Cirillo is survived by her husband of sixty-three years, Dr. Vincent Cirillo, Sr. She is also survived by her sons Vincent Cirillo, Jr. and his wife Tina and Paul Cirillo and his wife Michele Sarullo, her grandchildren Joseph Michael Cirillo, Jennifer Turner and Jessica Turner and by her siblings Dominic Vellaccio and Vera DeLucia.
Services are under the direction of Selover Funeral Home, North Brunswick. Due to renovations, services will be held at the Gleason Funeral Home 1360 Hamilton Street in Somerset. Visiting will be held on Friday November 10, 2023, from 4-8 PM. Services will take place Saturday morning at 10:30 at Gleason Funeral Home. Please arrive by 10:15. Committal services will follow at Franklin Memorial Park in North Brunswick.