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Carlo Tirri


Carlo A. Tirri, age 67 of Wayne, died on Friday, December 8, 2017 with his family gathered at his bedside.

Carlo was born in Monteforte Irpino, Italy, and came to the United States when he was six years old. They settled in Paterson and Carlo graduated from St. Joseph’s High School in Paterson. He went on to earn his Bachelor’s degree from Ramapo College where he also excelled in their football program. While in college, he worked for Coca Cola and earned enough money to purchase his first investment property. Thus began his career as a real estate investor which eventually enabled him to own property all over the area and even in multiple States. He did everything himself, including all the repairs and maintenance. He went on to earn his plumbers license and was skilled in all the trades. He loved being able to do everything himself and passed many of those skills along to his daughters. He always had a project to work on around the house.

Carlo was truly a devoted father. He spent as much time as possible with his daughters, taking them to Backstreet Boys’ concerts all over the country, MTV’s Total Request Live in Times Square, and many other fun and exciting adventures. He loved to gamble and as the girls got older, he would take them to Atlantic City and Las Vegas with him. He loved having a good time wherever he went, was gregarious and full of life. His family is grateful for all the wonderful memories and they’ll miss him terribly.

Carlo met his wife, Marilyn (nee Rodriguez), at the Cozy Castle Club. Carlo asked her “do you want to see my car?” referring to his new Seville that he was so proud of. At first she kinda laughed at him, but he was charming and they hit it off. Their wedding followed on October 11, 1980 and they celebrated with an Italian honeymoon to Rome and Avelino. They settled in Clifton before moving to Wayne in 1985. Over the years, they’ve enjoyed traveling to the Bahamas, Las Vegas, and countless trips to Atlantic City. Carlo loved to play Blackjack and you would often find him at the higher-stakes tables because he liked to play with people who really understood how the game is played. He recently had a ‘last request’ to visit Atlantic City so his family took him there for the day on November 4th. He got himself a suite at Harrah’s and played cards. After making a few dollars, he cashed out and went for a steak dinner. He liked to “hit’m and run!” as he would say, and he did exactly that.

Carlo is survived by his wife of thirty seven years; Marilyn of Wayne, three daughters; Lauren Tirri and her husband Donald Royce of Lincoln Park, Lisa Plitsas and her husband Alex of Fairfield, CT, and Toni Tirri and her husband Craig Bonagura of Riverdale, NJ, two granddaughters; Isabella and Sophia Plitsas, his two sisters; Rosa LaRosa and her husband Salvatore of Franklin Lakes, and Virginia Imbimbo and her husband Tony of Wayne, and a brother; Jerry Tirri and his wife Marilena of Park Ridge, as well as many nieces and nephews.

Friends may visit with the family at the Vander May Wayne Colonial Funeral Home, 567 Ratzer Road, Wayne, on Tuesday, December 12, 2017 from 4-8 PM. Funeral Services will be held at 9 AM on Wednesday, December 13, 2017 from the funeral home, then to Our Lady of the Valley RC Church, Wayne, where at 10 AM a Funeral Mass will be offered. Burial will follow at the Holy Sepulchre Cemetery in Totowa.

Donations in Carlo’s memory would be appreciate to the American Diabetes Association, P.O. Box 11454, Alexandria, VA 22312,

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So very sorry for your loss. My condolences to you and your family. May you be granted the strength in this difficult time.

Giselle and Greg Lafontaine


May god give you strength sis and my nieces my condolences to you and the family love you

Jannet m bruno


My condolences to all the family My prayers are with all of you So sorry for your loss

Tina LaRosa


Toni and your sisters...Our most heartfelt sympathy in losing your Dad. We know the awful feeling. Just know you will always carry him, his smile & laugh with you all the days of your life. Your memories will carry you into acceptance. With our love & prayers, Aunt Jan & Uncle Tom ??

Jan & Tom Bonagura


Our deepest condolences to Toni and Craig and the Tirri Family! May his cherished memories bring you peace and comfort during this difficult time! Janice and Bob Bosi

Janice and Bob Bosi


My deepest condolences to the entire family for the your loss, may his memories be for ever in your hearts.

Mata Valcanas


Today and always may loving memories bring you peace, comfort and strength. My deepest sympathy for your loss. I will miss Papa Carlo :( Yiannis Plitsas

Yianni Plitsas


Marilyn, Lisa, Lauren, Toni My sincere condolences for the loss of your father. I am sure you will always remember him with all the care he gave you and the love he gave you all his life. That memory will always be with you, it can not be forgotten. May God bless his soul.

Talaat Aggour





Dear Marilyn and Family, Sending you all love, prayers and condolences during this rough time. He seemed to be an amazing person that would not want you all sad but would want you all to celebrate him. May you all be blessed with the strength to deal with his departure. Embrace the memories and know that he will live in spirit with all of you forever. God bless you all!

Celicia Montgomery


Please accept my deep sympathy for your grief caused by the enemy, death. Rely completely on Jehovah, the Almighty God, for comfort (Psalm 83:18; 2 Corinthians 1:3-4). He WILL eradicate death FOREVER (Revelation 21:3-5)! He WILL raise the dead back to life on paradise earth (John 5:28-29; Psalm 37:11, 29). Put absolute trust in Him because He CANNOT lie (Titus 1:2). Please visit JW.ORG for more comforting verses. May His peace be with all of you (Philippians 4:6-7).

R. B

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