Neill Funeral Home

3501 Derry Street, Harrisburg, PA


Michael Dean Cirillo

September 4, 1963May 21, 2020

Michael Dean Cirillo

Michael “Mike” Dean Cirillo, 56, of Harrisburg, passed peacefully on May 21, 2020. Mike is survived by his best friend and wife Janel, married 33 years. Mike was the beloved son of his late father, Frank G. Cirillo. Mike is survived by his mother, Lydia “Sis” Schiavoni, of Harrisburg; sisters, Toni (Chet) Schreffler of Mechanicsburg and Holly (Dan) Walters of Morrow, OH; brother Frank (Mariangie) Cirillo of Harrisburg, his late Father-in-Law, Joe Hill, Mother-in-law Rita Hill; sisters-in-law Diane (David) Boyer and Maura (Bill) Biesecker of Harrisburg. Mike’s nieces and nephews, Ryanne Mendez, Michael Kelly, Nina and Sammi Cirillo, Nick and Vincent Vannelle, Matthew Boyer, Jesse Biesecker and Lya Sassman. He was proud of them all. He leaves behind uncles, aunts, cousins and many lifelong friends. Mike was a graduate of Central Dauphin High School, Class ’81 and Williamsport Area Community College graduating top of his class. Mike worked for Miller Diesel, Inc. for the past 34 years as a Diesel Specialist. Words cannot express how amazing Mike truly was. He was an avid Alabama football fan (ROLL TIDE) and Cowboy fan. He enjoyed tennis, golf, 4 wheeling, sprint car, Nascar and hunting. Mike enjoyed life to the fullest. He enjoyed spending time with his family and friends. Mike especially enjoyed his kitties Samson and Shelby. His cats were his pride and joy. Mikey you were my husband, my best friend and my soulmate. I Love you with all my heart and will miss you dearly. Services will be at a later date. Special thanks to Harrisburg Hospital MSICU and Select Specialty Hospital @ UPMC. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to a charity of your choice. Online condolences may be made to www.neillharrisburg.com.


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john McNally

May 29, 2020

I have known Mike since we were children. He was blessed with a large and loving family. The McNally family was fortunate to grow up next to the Cirillo families. Mike was a gifted athlete with a wicked wit. He was mischievous and trustworthy at the same time. Our condolences go to Janel, his adoring family and all who loved Mike.

Knipple Brian & Melissa

May 26, 2020

We are so sorry for your loss of your best friend and husband. The two of you were great together. Please know you're in our prayers!

Brian & Melissa

Ralph Fulginiti

May 25, 2020

Mikey- from the first time I met
you while making “Soupies “ with
the gang- I knew you were gonna be a good guy-the fun we shared and all the memories will never be forgotten. You will be truly missed!

Sue McCutcheon

May 25, 2020

We are so sorry for your loss. Or thoughts and prayers are with you.
Mike & Sue McCutcheon

Sharon Davis

May 24, 2020

Janel and the entire Cirillo family,
I'm sending my sincerest sympathy to all. Mike was such a great man; so many of us share your loss. My mind races with so many fond memories that I have shared with Mike and Janel, and with the Cirillo family.
I pray that you will be able to take some comfort from all the wonderful memories you have shared with Mike, and with Frank, over the years. I hold you all in my heart and my prayers.

Gordon Hengst

May 24, 2020

My heart goes out to you as I learned today of Mike's passing. I have very fond memories of us when were kids exploring the corn fields and woods around our tiny neighborhood and playing "Kick the Can" in the street. I hope you find comfort knowing that you have my thoughts and prayers during this sad time.
- Gordon Hengst

robert vowler

May 24, 2020

My wife Holly and I have very fond memories of "Mikey" on and around the tennis courts at Colonial CC. I don't ever recall a time when he did not have a smile on his face. What a fun loving guy and a wonderful man to be around. Our sincere condolances to Janel and his extended family. What a great guy!

Sammi Jo (Samantha) Cartwright

May 24, 2020

Janel, I’m so sorry to hear about this! You and your family are in my thoughts and prayers. Every time he came into Geo’s to see you, he always had a huge smile on his face :)

Mary Ann Fulginiti

May 24, 2020

I am saddened to learn of Mike"s passing. Extending my sympathy and prayers to Janel and family. I knew Mike for many years through his marriage to my husband's friend Joe Hill's daughter Janel. I remember him making 'soupies' in our Marysville home. He also shared in the wine making there also. Many fond memories of Mike. May he be with God and all the saints and angels in heaven.
He passed too soon. Love and prayers to Janel and all family members. Love, Mary Ann Fulginiti

Dale Deb Hammaker

May 24, 2020

We are so sorry to hear of his passing. Dale came home and said you know my buddy Mikey and of course me I’m like well which one. Lol!!!! My heart aces for you and your family! He was a great guy for sure! You will be in our prayers!


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