Ciro D. DeFilippo

March 9, 1956March 26, 2019

Ciro D. DeFilippo, 63, of Oneonta, passed away peacefully with his loving wife at his side on Tuesday, March 26, 2019 at Bassett Medical Center, Cooperstown, after a short illness.

He was born on March 9, 1956 in Yonkers, the son of Ciro and Beverly (Custer) DeFilippo. He graduated from Iona Preparatory School for Boys.

On August 9, 1997, he married his beloved, Susan, in a garden ceremony in East Aurora.

Before losing his eyesight, Ciro was a Licensed Real Estate Broker for Coldwell Banker, Bordinger Realty in Oneonta. Prior to real estate, he worked for many years in the restaurant/bar industry.

Ciro loved flying and was proud of his multi-engine rated pilots license. He also enjoyed surf-fishing, and had a passion for cooking, fine food and wine.

He is survived by his wife of more than 21 years, Susan M. Owens of Oneonta; his mother, Beverly DeFilippo of Oneonta; siblings, Patricia (Tony) Martinez, Robert (Tammy) DeFilippo, and Angelina (Richard) Vanek; and several nieces and nephews.

He was predeceased by his father, and his brother, Andrew DeFilippo.

Friends are invited to greet the family on Friday, March 29, 2019 from 5-7 pm at the Lester R. Grummons Funeral Home, 14 Grand Street, Oneonta, NY 13820.

A Funeral Mass will be celebrated on Saturday, March 30, 2019 at 11 am at St. Mary’s Church, 39 Walnut Street, Oneonta, NY 13820.

Online condolences to the family may be made at

Arrangements are by the Lester R. Grummons Funeral Home, Oneonta.

Prior to interment this spring in Maple Grove Cemetery, Machias, a visitation will be held at the Babbitt & Easton Funeral Home, 7 N Main St, Franklinville, NY 14737. A date will be announced.


  • Calling Hours Friday, March 29, 2019
  • Funeral Mass Saturday, March 30, 2019

Ciro D. DeFilippo

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dona Waite

April 7, 2019

I am very sorry to hear about your loss. Patsy & I spent lots of good times with Ciro. They had great time flying, hunting and eating. Hope all is well with you!

Maary Hathaway

April 4, 2019

Susan sorry for the loss of your husband. I never knew him but I am sure he was a wonderful husband to you. What more can you ask for when a man works and cooks for you. I am sure you have many fond memories of him during your years together. He is with God now who will take care of him. At times it is difficult when you loose a family member. Take care of yourself. God Bless you.