Joseph S. Ciraolo, III

Joseph S. Ciraolo, III, 72, passed away peacefully at his home in Kennebunkport, ME on Wednesday, May 12, 2021 with his family by his side. He is survived by his wife and the love of his life, Nancy E. (Deveau) Ciraolo of Quincy and Kennebunkport; his son, Joseph S. Ciraolo, IV and his wife Jillian of Duxbury; his daughters: Kristin Lomanno and her husband Michael Sr. of Quincy and Antonina Ciraolo of Quincy who was born on his birthday; his grandsons: Michael Lomanno Jr, Joseph Lomanno and Dominic Lomanno all of Quincy; his twin brother, John Ciraolo; his sisters: Marie Bettes, Joanne Angelucci and her husband John and Linda Wilson along with many nieces, nephews, cousins and friends. His sister Patricia Adams predeceased him.

Joe was born and raised in Quincy the son of the late Giuseppe S. and Antonina (Nigrelli) Ciraolo. He graduated from Quincy High School and began working as a plumber’s apprentice for many local companies before earning his license and operating his own plumbing business. He and Nancy married in 1970, settled in Quincy and raised their family. Joe took great pride in his yard, loved landscaping and they always had the best lawn on the block. He loved antique cars, collecting a 1936 and 1938 Ford and a 1964 Ford Galaxie which he entered in car shows in Maine parades. His grandsons shared his love of cars and they started their own “MJD” Auto Club. Joe was a proud Italian American, loved his country, was an avid boxing fan but most of all he loved his family. All those who knew him will miss him dearly.

All are invited to his visitation on Thursday, May 20, 2021 at Boston Cremation, 116 Franklin Street, Quincy, MA 02169 from 4-7pm with a prayer service to begin at 6:30pm in the funeral home. In lieu of flowers, donations in Joe’s memory may be made to: Dana-Farber Cancer Institute, P.O. Box 849168, Boston, MA 02284 or


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  1. Phyllis Greco on May 15, 2021 at 2:21 pm

    To Ciraolo Family,

    I am so sorry for your loss, may Joe Rest In Peace. You are all in my thoughts and Prayers

  2. lee on May 15, 2021 at 5:33 pm

    Nancy, to you and your entire family I give my deepest condolences.

  3. The Jara Family on May 15, 2021 at 5:54 pm

    I’m going to miss you and our texts. I’m grateful for all our talks and time together. You were a great friend to me and I will miss you very much amigo mío! We love you!

  4. Paula Darois Verlicco on May 15, 2021 at 6:35 pm

    A tragic loss. Although we hadn’t the opportunity to chat for several years, am sure Joe remained, as was his natural spirit – upbeat, good natured, and enthusiastic about all things which he loved: family, friends, antique cars and life in Maine. He truly was a “cheer leader” for everyone and all things he cherished in his too short life. Am sure he rests in the arms of his divine and loving creator. Well done, Joe. Your generous and loving spirit lives on.

  5. Tony Volpe on May 15, 2021 at 9:37 pm

    My heartfelt condolences to the Ciraolo family. I knew Joe from the neighborhood and school he was always a great guy with a great smile and laugh and it sounds like he used them well throughout his life.

  6. Jeanne Douglas on May 15, 2021 at 11:04 pm

    Nancy, Joseph, Kristin and Nina, Frank and I send our love and sincere sympathy on the passing of Joe! He was a super guy and always brought joy and laughter to our Liberty Street neighborhood! He will be greatly missed! We will keep you all in our prayers! May he Rest In Peace!

    Love Frank and Jeanne

  7. Colleen McGrath on May 15, 2021 at 11:35 pm

    A man of the old school has left us… He was a fantastic dad and devoted family man. He understood the term loyalty like no other. I respected this honorable man greatly and I feel blessed to have known him. I truly value having learned from him and seen the influence he had on his children and grandchildren.

    Rest In Peace dear soul. Your legacy lives in your children and grandchildren and will never be forgotten.

    You were admired, treasured and loved. You will truly be deeply missed.

  8. Jill Pearlstein on May 15, 2021 at 11:55 pm

    To the Ciraolo family, I am so sorry for the loss of your Husband, Dad, Grandfather and friend. May you be comforted by the lovely memories that you have created through the years. You are in my thoughts and prayers ❤️

  9. Steve avitabile on May 16, 2021 at 12:39 am

    You were a good friend and I will miss our many talks. We shared many laughs along the way from high school till your last days. Also, our mutual love for classic cars was always fun to chat about! Yes, you loved being Italian! RIP Joe, we’ll have a zeppole in your memory! Thoughts and prayers to family. ❤️ Steve and Paula

  10. Thomas Sherriff on May 16, 2021 at 2:42 am

    Always a happy go lucky guy who would go out as a way to help people I last talked with him in person at Paul Dilimpio’s funeral.Even though he was very ill himself he traveled to say goodbye to a friend. Rest in piece Joe

  11. Jerry & Pat DiLillo on May 16, 2021 at 2:44 am

    Saddened to hear of Joe’s passing but thankful for our history of friendship beginning at South Jr. high through Quincy High School. So grateful to have reconnected with Joe over the last few years and talking about his love for his grandchildren and the joy of sharing his classic cars with them.
    He was proud of his Italian heritage and as Joe would say… “ITALY FOREVER”
    Always in our thoughts~ Rest In Peace dear friend
    Jerry & Pat

  12. Cheryl Derbes-Freeman on May 16, 2021 at 3:03 am

    Kristin, your love and admiration for your Dad was so beautiful and my heart is broken that you had to say goodbye to your hero. You were an such a devoted daughter and are such a wonderful mother and I know that your Dad is smiling down and sending you love and strength. Please know that my thoughts and prayers are with you and your family and I pray that your beloved father rests in eternal peace. ❤️

  13. Claudia Scalata on May 16, 2021 at 12:56 pm

    I’m so sorry to hear that your much-loved father has passed. My heart goes out to you all at this difficult time. I’m sure your wonderful memories will bring you joy and remind you of what a wonderful family you are.

  14. Bob and Susan Bash on May 16, 2021 at 1:24 pm

    To The Ciraolo Family,
    From the day we met, I knew Joe and I were compares forever. We shared so many stories from our Raytheon days throughout many times in our lives. Joe was ALL about family! We shared a passion about being Italian which Joe was so proud to be. We even had laughs right up until his last days. I will never forget the bond which Joe and I shared. He is a person who made an impact and especially on Susan and I. What a remarkable man. He will surely be missed. I am so grateful to have had a friend like Joe.
    Love to you all
    Bob and Susan Bash

  15. Alicia Hartley ( Bowman) on May 16, 2021 at 2:09 pm

    I’m so sorry for your loss,RIP condolences for family & Friends. From a teenage Friend on Albertina Street Quincy!!!

  16. Jim Perfetuo on May 16, 2021 at 8:11 pm

    I always thought the world of your Joe. You were a good man and a loyal friend.

    I could never tell you and your brother apart.

    RIP Paisan

  17. judith marie scarry on May 17, 2021 at 12:00 pm

    my sincere love and condolences to joes devoted family.
    he was a very wonderful dad and grandfather and loved his family dearly
    may he rest in peace now.

  18. Al Grilli on May 17, 2021 at 3:25 pm

    Nancy, my sincere and heartfelt condolences to you, Joey, Kristin, and Nina. Always a true friend . Rest In Peace

  19. Michael Luddy on May 17, 2021 at 5:59 pm

    My condolences to the Ciraolo Family. I’ll always have fond memories of Joe, growing up on Liberty Street. You are all in my prayers.

  20. Sadi Hoti on May 18, 2021 at 12:44 am

    To John Ciraolo,

    A twin brother is more than a brother. I can imagine your pain. May your beloved brother rest in Peace!

    I never met him, but from the picture he looked an italiano vero.

    My thoughts are with you and Ciraolo family.

  21. Ed and Mikki Grilli on May 19, 2021 at 1:17 pm

    Joe was “one of a kind” who brought joy and laughter to our
    Liberty Street neighborhood. He was a sincere and loyal
    Our warmest condolences to Nancy, Joey, Kristen, and
    Nina in this sad time of loss.
    May Joe rest in peace.

  22. Sonya on May 20, 2021 at 2:43 am

    To the entire Ciraolo Family,

    I am so sorry to hear about Joe’s passing. What an incredible person. It was an honor to care for him at BWH. You are all in my thoughts and prayers.

  23. Joshua Slater on May 20, 2021 at 8:48 pm

    To the Ciraolo Family

    My deepest condolences to your family

  24. Jill Scarry Cox on May 20, 2021 at 9:18 pm

    Deepest condolences to the Ciraolo family. I knew Joey through Linda DiMaggio and Rosemarie Gentile, I knew him during the “Studley Goostapo” time. My thoughts and prayers are with you.

  25. Randy Noble. on May 20, 2021 at 10:06 pm

    My deepest condolences to your family from me and mine, in my thoughts and prayers,

  26. Randy Noble. on May 20, 2021 at 10:11 pm

    My deepest condolences to your family, your in my thoughts and prayers. Love you all

    Randy noble

  27. The Schepis Family on May 20, 2021 at 10:18 pm

    With Deepest Sympathy
    Love The Schepis Family

  28. Tom Rist on May 20, 2021 at 10:18 pm

    I knew Joe a short time since I moved to Kennebunk, ME in 2019. He and I had much in common particularly the cars. I will miss him. He was a good friend.

  29. Bill and Sandra Duckett on May 20, 2021 at 10:26 pm

    Joe was the best!!!❤️❤️❤️❤️ I miss him so much already. We had lots of great times at my shop in Maine. He was family to us and was always there for me. Joe will be greatly missed by his friends .
    My prayers are with you all . I know Joe is in peace and out of pain now.
    Bill says things won’t be the same around Kennebunk

  30. Mandy RN on May 23, 2021 at 12:33 pm

    Truly such an amazing man-Was so glad to have gotten to know him and care for him in his final weeks. He will not be forgotten. My thoughts and prayers go out to the entire family.

  31. Michael and Mary Cedrone on May 25, 2021 at 2:45 am

    To the Ciraolo Family,

    Our deepest sympathy to you all for the loss of Joe. He was a wonderful person and will be truly missed.

  32. Brandi Tobin on September 28, 2021 at 12:19 am

    Joe always brightened my days! He had a smile and plenty of kind words to share! He always made me feel like a million bucks! Rest In Peace Joe! I’ll never forget you!!

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