Domenick P. Cirulli: Retired PCMS/PCHS teacher and administrator

June 13, 2019 at 7:33 a.m.
Domenick P. Cirulli: Retired PCMS/PCHS teacher and administrator
Domenick P. Cirulli: Retired PCMS/PCHS teacher and administrator

Domenick P. “Dom” Cirulli, 82, of Port Chester died June 6, 2019.

He was born in Port Chester May 9, 1937, the beloved son of Pietro and Nicolina Cirulli, cherished partner of Sylvia Lundberg of Harrison and dear brother of Ralph B. Cirulli (deceased) (Marsha).

In addition, he was the "Uncle Danny" of Richard, Christopher and Ralph E. Cirulli and Lisa Jelenek (Matt) and the affectionate great-uncle of Kim and Mary Cirulli, Katherine, Michael, Kristin and Benjamin Cirulli, Lauren Berry (Jeremy and daughter Charlotte), Steven (Andrea and daughter Lena) and Heather Swirski and Brianna Cirulli.

Mr. Cirulli was an intelligent and scholarly person who received a BA degree in 1961 from lona College, a master's degree from Fordham University in 1964, and another master's degree in 1970 from New York University.

He began his teaching career in September 1961 at both the Port Chester Middle School and Port Chester High School. His emphasis was on teaching History, but he also taught basic Italian and worked in school administration.

He taught for 31 years, retiring in June 1991.

He was a strict but fair teacher, who was and continues to be respected, well-liked and remembered by his fellow teachers and students.

After a period of time, he returned to work on a part-time basis in 2000 as the Coordinator of Volunteer Services. Mr. Cirulli helped many high school students find part-time jobs as translators in the Village Court, workers at Playland in Rye, at fast food restaurants, etc.

He remained at this work until 2017, when he was 80 years old.

Another important aspect of his life was his generosity in helping and taking care of others—especially children. He sponsored several children in foreign countries over the years, most recently 12 children through Children International, Save the Children and Operation Smile.

He also gave of his time and financial resources to Covenant House in New York City, Salesian Missions, the Parish of St. John Bosco, Catholic Relief Services and many other charitable and worthwhile causes.

All in all, his was a long life, well and compassionately lived.


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