Vincent A. Cirelli
Date of Death: November 28, 2021
Massapequa Funeral Home
Michael Ieraci
Shirley Giraldo
Diana Lopez
Zakia Williams
Jennifer Massiah
Osieca Samuel
Charisse Bourne
Carol & Joel Itskowitz
Jordan Gass
Koosha (Kevin)
Michael Novello
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Arrangements starting at $35

Visitation
Massapequa Funeral Home, South Chapel
4980 Merrick Road
Massapequa Park, NY 11762
516-882-8200 | Map
Thursday 12/2, 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Massapequa Funeral Home, South Chapel
4980 Merrick Road
Massapequa Park, NY 11762
516-882-8200 | Map
Thursday 12/2, 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Massapequa Funeral Home, South Chapel
4980 Merrick Road
Massapequa Park, NY 11762
516-882-8200 | Map
Friday 12/3, 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Massapequa Funeral Home, South Chapel
4980 Merrick Road
Massapequa Park, NY 11762
516-882-8200 | Map
Friday 12/3, 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Cemetery
St. Charles Cemetery
2015 Wellwood Ave
Farmingdale, NY 11735
(631) 249-8700 | Map
Saturday 12/4
Mass
St. Rose of Lima R.C. Church
2 Bayview Ave.
Massapequa, New York 11758
516-798-4992 | Map
Saturday 12/4, 9:15 am

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Aishat Nauzo left a message on December 30, 2021:
Mr. Cirelli was such an amazing and brilliant Physics teacher. He taught me physics, while I attended Gateway Highschool in Queens, NY during 11th grade in 1998. Although this was over 20 years ago, I still remember my experience like it was yesterday. Since I planned to pursue a career in aviation as a pilot, I knew that I needed to learn as much as I could from him to grasp the foundation of physics before going off to college. I remember spending countless hours after school with Mr. Cirelli doing problem after problem, calculation, after calculation. Mr. Cirelli was the type of teacher where he was very willing to put in as much time and effort in helping you as you needed. I truly appreciated his patience and gift of breaking down every aspect of what I needed help with learning. I remember how his face would light up every time I or any other student would finally get a concept down he was trying to teach, because that is what mattered to him. He would always refer to us as "beautiful people". Mr. Cirelli is such an amazing teacher, beautiful soul with a beautiful uplifting spirit. Year after year when I reflect, I remember how fortunate and blessed I was to have a teacher who sincerely cared about his students learning to prepare them for their future. Mr. Cirelli you had a tremendous impact in my life in further perpetuating my joy of learning. Till this day, I appreciate you and you will be missed. Rest in peace! -Aishat Nauzo
Michael Ieraci left a message on December 14, 2021:
Vinny; rest in peace my friend. The memories When I first meet you at Springfield Garden High school will always have a special place in my heart . Be well my friend until we meet at the waters edge.
Shirley Giraldo left a message on December 4, 2021:
Mr. Cerelli, thank you for caring about us, making us laugh, teaching us life lessons like the rule of 72. You're a remarkable soul and truly a Supee G! May you rest in peace. <3
Femi Adesina left a message on December 4, 2021:
A great educator whom I owe for enabling me to appreciate science and understand the beauty that searching for knowledge brings. I know that I am not alone in this train of thought when I say the world has lost a rare gem that can not be replaced. Rest in peace.
Michelle François left a message on December 3, 2021:
My family and I extend our heartfelt condolences to the Cirelli family. I had the privilege of being one of Mr. Cirelli’s students at Gateway. His kindness, patience, and genuine interest in our success made him a model educator. I’m grateful for the lasting impact he made on all of us, and I know that his legacy will live on through the many lives he helped shaped. We will keep the Cirelli family in our prayers, asking for hope and peace during this difficult time.
Peace of mind is a call away. We’re here when you need us most.
Diana Lopez left a message on December 3, 2021:
Rest in peace Mr.Cirelli. you were a patient, smart, impressionable educator.
Karla Casado left a message on December 3, 2021:
Mr. Cirelli was an amazing educator who touched so many students. I graduated more than a decade ago and I still remember his 4th floor classroom at Queens Gateway. He was always cheerful and willing to help anyone. I remember during tests, he would go around and help us if we were stuck on a problem just to watch our lightbulb turn on once we figured it out. Education lost a great one! We need more teachers like Mr. Cirelli! Teachers who care! Although I’m a counselor, I hope to make at least half the impact on my students, as Mr. Cirelli had on me. It was an honor to have him as a teacher. May he rest in peace.
Ashley McCall left a message on December 2, 2021:
What a great man! Mr. Cirelli was my science teacher at Queens Gateway to Health Science’s. He made learning so much fun by entertaining his students with his humorous jokes. My condolences to his family. May he rest in eternal peace.
Renica left a message on December 2, 2021:
My deepest condolences. Mr. Cirelli was an amazing, beloved teacher, and he will always be missed. He always came into class with a great smile and was always so energetic and warm. You could tell he always wanted the best for us. The world will never be the same without him.
Zakia Williams left a message on December 2, 2021:
💐My deepest condolences goes out to the Cirelli’s. Praying for peace and love to all of you during this difficult time💐
Jennifer Massiah left a message on December 2, 2021:
Please accept my condolences on the passing of Vincent Corelli. He was a great teacher and colleague.
Alejandra Love left a message on December 2, 2021:
My deepest condolences to the Cirelli family. Mr. Cirelli was such a force, full of kindness and joy. He’s leaving behind an amazing legacy - as a phenomenal educator and beautiful human being. We’ll miss you Mr. Cirelli.
Osieca Samuel left a message on December 2, 2021:
My deepest condolences to your family, and to all those who knew and loved Mr. Cirelli! He was compassionate teacher, and a stellar comedian! "You're on a roll! Tomorrow, you'll be on a bagel!" 💜
Charisse Bourne left a message on December 2, 2021:
My condolences to the Cirelli family. He was a sweet man and great teacher.
Carol & Joel Itskowitz left a message on December 2, 2021:
From flower girl at your wedding to the many Christmas Eves together Vincent will be forever etched in our hearts. May his memories give you comfort and joy as you celebrate his life. Our sympathies-Carol and Joel
Jordan Gass left a message on December 2, 2021:
May Uncle Vinnie's memory be a comfort in difficult times. Rest in Peace.
Koosha (Kevin) left a message on December 1, 2021:
Sending healing thoughts and comforting hugs. I am so sorry for your loss.
Cheryl Johnson (fellow retiree) left a message on December 1, 2021:
To the Cirelli family, Please know Vincent Cirelli was well loved by his colleagues and students. He always made me smile and what a blessing that was. I wish you and your family peace.
Michael Novello left a message on December 1, 2021:
In memory of Vincent A. Cirelli, Michael Novello lit a candle
Wendy Alleyne left a message on December 1, 2021:
My sympathy🙏🏿 Ms. Alleyne (retired teacher Queens Gateway)
Peace of mind is a call away. We’re here when you need us most.
Laura left a message on December 1, 2021:
As I sit here going through photos, I remember all the special occasions we celebrated together. We are so fortunate that our children were able to spend time and get to know the wonderful, kind, and caring Uncle that he was. They keep telling me how “silly” their uncle Vinnie was. Our hearts are broken… but he will never be forgotten. I will miss you until we meet again in heaven. Rest In Peace my dear Uncle Vinnie All our love, Laura, Anthony, Olivia, Angelena, and Joseph
Coreen Lynch left a message on November 30, 2021:
In memory of Vincent A. Cirelli, Coreen Lynch lit a candle
Diane and Salvatore Cammarata left a message on November 30, 2021:
God wanted you, and you answered His call… You left us all to soon… Words unspoken and tasks unfinished, but you answered His call… Our hearts are broken, as you have always been a loving, kind, generous and caring brother-in-law and uncle. God wanted you to return Home and you again, answered His call. Your reward now is that God has set you FREE. Rest In Peace kind brother-in-law. All our love, Diane and Sal
Jason Simpson left a message on November 30, 2021:
In memory of Vincent A. Cirelli, Jason Simpson lit a candle
Heather Cirelli left a message on November 30, 2021:
I saw you on your birthday and we had a wonderful time sitting in the yard on a beautiful day. You and Mark were doing high level math calculations to see if a treadmill would fit in our basement. I did not know that would be the last time I would see you. Thank you for being a generous, sincere, and kind father in law and for being the best Papa to our children. I will miss you until we meet again in heaven. Rest In Peace kind, gentle soul.
Gina Sicoli left a message on November 30, 2021:
So sorry to hear about the loss of Vinny. Our thoughts and prayers are with all of you during this difficult time. Much love to your family from ours, Gina and Rich Sicoli, Rich, Jonathan, Evan & Haley
Renee Esdelle left a message on November 29, 2021:
Mr. Cirelli was by far one of my most favorite science teachers. He always went above and beyond for his students. He will be missed. Sleep peacefully Mr. Cirelli.
Susan Waters / Ron Replogle left a message on November 29, 2021:
Vinnie will be missed as a pinnacle of the family
The Snyder Family (Regina, Bill and Rosie) left a message on November 29, 2021:
Our sincere condolences for your loss. We are deeply sorrowed by his passing and know how much you all loved him. We are sending love to you and your entire family. We will be keeping you in our thoughts, and holding you in our hearts. He will be sadly missed by everyone who knew him. May his soul rest in peace.
Laurel and Stuart left a message on November 29, 2021:
Love and hugs to you all.
Rosemarie and Jack Hague🙏🏼🙏🏼🙏🏼 left a message on November 29, 2021:
In memory of Vincent A. Cirelli, Rosemarie and Jack Hague🙏🏼🙏🏼🙏🏼 lit a candle
Ekadasi Drikpalsingh left a message on November 29, 2021:
Mr. Cirelli was a wonderful physics teacher! Still remember so many things he taught us. So sorry for your loss. He was a wonderful and funny human being!
John Dunn left a message on November 28, 2021:
Vinnie was something special and don't think of that as a cliché. He was Best Man at Judy's and my wedding on Christmas Day of 1977. I've never known anyone else who would have taken time from his own family to serve in that role on that day. The world has lost someone very special, very special indeed.
Rakhi Shah (Dalal) left a message on November 28, 2021:
My deepest and most sincere condolences to the family. Mr. Cirelli was my high school physics teacher, and was one of the most influential teachers in my life. The life lessons he taught, and his kindness to the students will never be forgotten. 🙏🏼
Rachel G. left a message on November 28, 2021:
My condolences to the family. Mr. Cirelli had a wonderful personality, a teacher you could never forget. (Gateway, Class of 2005)
Peter left a message on November 28, 2021:
In memory of Vincent A. Cirelli, Peter lit a candle
Serita Sankar left a message on November 28, 2021:
My condolences to the family and friends of Mr Cirelli. You were a great teacher and caring individual. I am honored to have been your pupil (Super G! Only his student would know this). May his soul Rest In Peace.
Massapequa Funeral Home left a message:
Please accept our deepest condolences for your family's loss.
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