Rose Cillis, a longtime resident of the Bronx, died on May 22, 2024. She was 93.

Mrs. Cillis was born on September 12, 1930 in Bari, Italy to the late Vito and Maria (DiTuri) Minielli. She is pre-deceased by her husband George Cillis, who died on May 13, 2011. She is survived by her daughter Linda Perrone and her son Anthony Cillis.

Visiting will be Friday from 4-8pm at John Dormi & Sons Funeral Home, 1121 Morris Park Avenue, Bronx. Mass of Christian Burial will be Saturday at 10am at St. Clare’s Church, 1918 Paulding Avenue, Bronx. Entombment will follow at St. Raymond’s Cemetery, 2600 Lafayette Avenue, Bronx.



  1. Lori Padavan on May 24, 2024 at 11:22 am

    I gre up in the Bronx then eventually moved upstate. I lived a few houses down from Rose and she was one of my mom’s dear friends. As usual time goes so fast and people grow apart. One day I decided to go back to the Bronx and. K out my old fun times. I saw Rose sitting on her stoop ( much older) so I pulled up and got out and asked. do u remember me? It took her less than a minute to sayLISA? Lisa is my twin sister so she was close. We talked on the old stoop awhile and in talking with her she was as sharp as they come. I left her with a kiss and promised one day we would all come visit. Again time went so fast it never happened. May God Bless You Rose and Bless your family too. Love to you all. Lori Lisa and her old friend Louisa. ❤️

  2. Mary Lifrieri on May 24, 2024 at 5:58 pm

    We live next door to Rose Cillis She and my mom spent many years together working at Gucci in Manhattan Many years sitting outside together in each others porches
    Many fond memories of lunches and parties Hering Avenue will never be the same for me without Rose sitting on her porch or waving from her window
    I saw her weekly when I visited my parents
    Rose was a very smart wise kind woman She always had great advice and was a generous person in many ways
    I truly loved her as I grew up with her as the best neighbor ever Condolences to Anthony and Linda
    May your beautiful mother Rest In Eternal Peace
    She is with George now and at peace
    Rose will be missed by all who knew and loved her including my parents

    Mary Lifrieri
    Angela & Tom Lifrieri

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