Ilario Cirillo Sr.

Ilario Cirillo Sr.Ilario A. Cirillo Sr. (“Lario”), age 84, of Oconomowoc, passed away peacefully on Sunday, February 7, 2016.

Lario is survived by his loving children Donna Kiesel, Mark (Ann) Cirillo, Linda (William) Tatum, Lisa (Michael) Zach, Lora Cirillo, Ilario (Karen) Cirillo and Mona (Jeff) Albers, 14 grandchildren and nine great-grandchildren. He is further survived by his sisters Lorenza, Josephine, Maria Rosa and Teresa; his brother Consiglio; his special friend Virginia Riositti; along with many nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends.

Funeral services for Lario will be held on Saturday, February 13, at 1:00 PM with a visitation for family and friends starting at 11:00 AM until the time of the service, all to take place at Pagenkopf Funeral Home, 1165 E. Summit Ave., Oconomowoc. Burial will follow at Glenview Memorial Gardens.

In lieu of flowers, memorials are suggested to the American Alzheimer’s Association.

Lario was well known in the area for his former restaurant Lario’s and for his secret pizza recipe. He came to America when he was 19 years old from Italy by himself and with little money, but with hard work he achieved the American dream.

He cherished his family and will be deeply missed by all that knew him.

Pagenkopf Funeral Home is serving the family. For more information, call 262-567-4457 or visit www.pagenkopf.com.