Phil was employed as a factory worker with Colgate Palmolive Company in Jersey City for many years, retiring in 1986. He was a member of the former Anthony R. Cucci Civic Association, the Columbus Club and was a volunteer of Holy Rosary’s Annual Festival (La Festa Italiana). He was predeceased by his wife Antoinette (Anne - 2013) and his siblings Sam, Tony, Vinnie, Nicky and Grace Cirelli. He was the father of John and his wife Susan, and Michael and his wife, Angela; grandfather of John and his wife, Teresa, Philip and Michael Cirelli, and of great-granddaughter, Madison.
Services arranged by the Riotto Funeral Home and Cremation Co., Jersey City.