Phyllis Martha Cirocco

April 1, 1935January 19, 2021

Phyllis Martha Cirocco was born April 1, 1935 in Detroit to her parents Adelard and Rita (Sperry) LeBlanc. Phyllis passed away at home on January 19, 2021 at the age of 85. Beloved wife of the late John C. Cirocco. Loving mother of John D. (Theresa) Cirocco, Rita (Scott) Douglas, Carmen (Kristy) Cirocco, Lucy (Jim) Kurz and Jim Guy Cirocco. Dear grandmother of Christopher, Michael, Jacob, Ally, Tony, Tyler, John, CJ and Marissa. Dearest sister of the late Marge, Rita, Marie, Ed, Bud, Mark, Alice, Dick and Adelard Jr.

Phyllis was a devout Catholic and long time parishioner of St. Edith Catholic Church in Livonia. Phyllis was always very caring and nurturing. Besides lovingly raising her five “Blessings”, she worked as a nurse anesthetist for over 50 years and impacted countless lives. Phyllis enjoyed vacationing with her family and spending special times together. Family meant the world to her and she will be missed by them dearly.

A funeral mass will be held at St. Edith Catholic Church located at 15089 Newburgh Rd, Livonia, MI 48154 on Saturday January 23,2021 at 11:00am (in state at 10:30am). The church will be live streaming the service on their Facebook page if you are unable to attend services.

As a reminder masks and social distancing will be required at the church on Saturday.


  • Funeral In State

    Saturday, January 23, 2021

  • Funeral Mass

    Saturday, January 23, 2021


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Maria Uzelac and Ronald Lemaster

January 23, 2021

October 26, 2020

Ron and I went to visit Sr. Mary DeSales at the Motherhouse in Livonia, MI, and Rita met us there surprising us by bringing Moop! What a wonderful day! So glad we were able to visit and share our final hugs! Moop you will be missed! Rest In Peace and continue to watch over everyone and guide us!

Joy Currence

January 22, 2021

Moop was a second mom to me growing up. My heart breaks for the family. She will be dearly missed. Thoughts and prayers.

Lee Douglas

January 21, 2021

I became acquainted with Phyllis when my son married her daughter, Rita. Since that time, we often conversed because of ties to mutual family members. We shared many happy events together and I grew to love her sense of humor. She and I especially liked going to musical events where our grandchildren participated. In fact, I know she passed on her love of music (she played the organ very well) to several family members.
Over time, I developed so much respect and admiration for the really special person she was. It's easy to see why family members loved her so much they endearingly called her MOOP.

Jim Kurz, Sr

January 21, 2021

She was a true friend. I once heard that dying is like falling asleep and wakening in the arms of our lord. I am sure that is what happened with Moop.
Jim, Dad, Poopah

Marilyn and Stu Boner

January 21, 2021

Your mom has completed her earth’s journey and is on her heavenly journey. Our thoughts and prayers are with you. Sending love and hugs.
Marilyn and Stu

Sherry Richards

January 21, 2021

Phyllis was always happy and loved to be with family. I really enjoyed the times we were able to spend time at Mullett Lake to celebrate Dad LeBlanc’a birthday. She always made you feel important. Praying for the family. Love to all.