Theresa Cirlincione

Obituary of Theresa D. Cirlincione

Theresa D. Cirlincione, 91, passed away at her home on March 4, 2021.


Terry was born in Newark, NJ and resided in Edison, NJ for 57 years before moving to Monroe, NJ in 2017.  She was predeceased by her parents, John and Frances (Rizotte) Crea, her sister, Joan Ciacchi and two beloved grandsons, Jonathan and Brandon Cirlincione.  Terry is survived by her husband of 70 years, Fred of Monroe, daughters Gail Polito and Bonnie Jenoriki, sons Keith and Craig Cirlincione, five grandchildren, Lauren Smolinski, Joseph Polito, Justin and Corey Jenoriki and Brittany Kazdan and eight great-grandchildren, Madison and Colin Jenoriki, Tyler and Camryn Smolinski and Valentina, Vienna, Vittoria and Vincenzo Kazdan.  She is also survived by her sister, Mickey Carr and brother, John Crea.


Once you met Terry, you would never forget her.   She was a very animated person and time spent talking with her, no matter what the subject would almost always include lots of laughter. She was the life of the party and loved being the center of attention. She loved to dance, listen to her Sergio Franchi music and go to Parx Casino to “her machine”.  Spending time with her family brought her the most joy in life, especially when her grandchildren and great-grandchildren were in the mix.


Terry worked as bank teller for countless years.  Most people work because they have to, but she worked because she truly loved her job.  Her customers adored her and most of them became her good friends.


She was a truly one-of-a-kind character and her presence, and her stories will be missed. We will always have a smile on our face and a warm feeling in our hearts whenever we think of her driving in her black Jaguar with her leopard coat and kitten heels.


Viewing will be held from 5-8pm on Tuesday, March 9, 2021 at M.J. Murphy Funeral Home, 616 Ridge Road at New Road, Monmouth Junction, NJ 08852. Burial will be private for immediate family members only in the Brigadier General William C. Doyle Memorial Cemetery in Wrightstown, NJ.


In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to Terry’s favorite charity:

St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital

PO Box 1000 Department 142

Memphis, TN 38101-9930

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