Mr. Philip A. Cefalo

  • Born: November 30, 1949
  • Died: June 23, 2021
  • Location: Stoneham, Massachusetts

Barile Funeral Home

482 Main Street
Stoneham, MA 02180

Tel. 781.438.2280

Tribute & Message From The Family

A warm, kind and caring son, brother, husband, grandfather, uncle and friend.

Message From The Family

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Philip A. Cefalo Jr. passed away peacefully on Wednesday, June 23, 2021. He was 71 years of age.

Born on November 30, 1949 in Boston, Phil was the loving son of the late Philip A. Cefalo and Rose (Catizone) Cefalo. Phil was a warm, kind and caring son, brother, husband, grandfather, uncle and friend. He will truly be missed.

Phil was the beloved husband of Sherry (Meuse) Cefalo of 51 years. He was the devoted father of Philip A. Cefalo III and his wife Anastasia, Nicholas R. Cefalo and his wife Allison and Jeremy J. Cefalo and his girlfriend Stephanie. The cherished grandfather of Andrew, Anthony, Camden, Landen, Evan and Charlotte. Phil was the dear brother of the late Charles, Mary, Theresa, Lena and Lorraine. He is also lovingly survived by many nieces, nephews and friends.

His passion for music lead him to a career as a keyboard and accordion player who sang with his bands for over 50 years. His kindness and compassion lead him to a career in the mental health field where he was an advocate for those in need. He enjoyed summers by his pool, spending time in New Jersey with his family and was a passionate Patriots and Red Sox fan. Most of all, his greatest joy was time spent with his wife Sherry and their children and grandchildren.

Funeral from the Barile Family Funeral Home, 482 Main St. (RT 28) STONEHAM, Tuesday, June 29th at 9am followed by a Funeral Mass Celebrating Phil's Eternal Life in St. Patrick Church, 71 Central St. Stoneham at 10am. Family and friends are cordially invited to gather and share memories with Phil's Family on Monday, June 28th from 4-8pm in the Funeral Home. Parking attendants and elevator are available.

At the request of Phil's Family, please omit flowers and make donations in Phil's memory to the Alzheimer's Association, 309 Waverley Oaks Rd. Waltham, MA 02452 or by referring to

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Condolence & Memory Journal

Dear Sherry, I was so sorry to hear of Phil's passing. I will always remember our times together at Robin Hood when the kids were little. I remember you speaking so caringly of Phil. I am thankful you have your kids & grandchildren around you during this time. My thoughts are with you.

Posted by Karen Stahle - Beverly, MA - Friend   July 24, 2021

I'm so- beyond sorry to hear of Phil's passing. Phil was such a wonderful person. He had such compassion amd a wonderful heart. He will truly be missed. Phil was very nice to my mom and my sister and I'm forever grateful for his friendship through Elmbrook. May he Rest In Peace. He will truly be missed by all who knew him.

Posted by Lori Morad - Wilmington, MA - Friend   July 19, 2021

My deepest condolences to all of you. I am so sorry about Phil. I'm sure Julie was right there welcoming him in.

Posted by Denise Egan - Winthrop, MA - Friend   July 06, 2021

Dear Sherry, so sorry for your loss. I remember when we were young what a cute couple you were and how in love you were. Hold onto those beautiful memories and remember he is always by your side❤

Posted by Donna Cogan - Pepperell, MA - Friend   July 03, 2021

So sorry for your loss. He was such a kind and funny person. Always helped clients at Elmbrook. He will be missed.
Michelle Blanchette friend

Posted by Michelle Blanchette - Bedford, MA - Friend   June 28, 2021

There never seems to be enough time. I wish I had more conversations and get togethers. You were uniquely special in ways that words can't describe. How much you loved and cared for people showed in your words and the ability to listen to others. My mom loved you dearly. I can only hope that there is a beautiful place after this life and that you are sitting with her somewhere sharing moments, memories and laughter that only siblings can understand. RIP Uncle Philip.

Posted by Maria Castiello - East Boston, MA - Family   June 28, 2021

Will miss you very much. Hope you find Kookie and his comb up there-Lori Alberts Arlington MA

Posted by Lori Alberts - Arlington, MA   June 28, 2021

Such a sad day for us all! Phil brought so much joy to all who knew him. His caring heart, very big smile, and many talents brought great pleasure to all who came into contact with him. I had such a great experience working with him for 14 years at Elm Brook Place. He taught me so much about the wonders of life, how to see people through their strengths and downplaying their shortcomings. I deeply feel for his family and all those who were fortunate enough to benefit from his loving nature!

Posted by Ken Leawood - Fort Myers, FL - Coworker   June 28, 2021

My sincere condolences to Sherry and sons! I attended high school with Phil and he and my Dad, Mike DeMattia, played music dates together for a lot of years! I will always remember his love for music and his kindness and gentleman like ways! May he rest in eternal peace.

Posted by Rose DeCristoforo - Vero Beach, FL - Acquaintance   June 28, 2021

Dear Phil , You were a great brother in-law , I've known you since I was 5 years old. I've seen you and sherry grow through the years , it's a love story. We will watch over sherry .Love and miss you . Love Lynn your favorite sister in-law.

Posted by Lynn Ferro - Billerica, MA   June 28, 2021

Godbless you, my dear friend Phil. You were a wonderful person and I will
miss you. You were a true friend and will always be remembered as a smart,
funny and classy guy. Love Kim and Nancy and Lori Javian

Posted by Kimberly Javian - Lexington, MA - Friend   June 28, 2021

Dear Sherry, We are sorry to learn of your beloved husband's passing. We pray for you and your family during this difficult time. Theresa, Steven and Stephanie Catino

Posted by Theresa Catino - Stoneham, MA - Friend   June 27, 2021

Will always remember our friendship and happy times in the neighborhood, you were one of the Best. Loved by All.

Posted by Jeanette & Jim O'Donnell - Andover - Neighbor   June 27, 2021

Thanks for the Good Times, my Revere Brother. Peace and Strength to Sherry, Phil Jr., Nick & Jeremy.

Posted by Alfred B. - Revere/Lynnfield, MA - Family   June 26, 2021

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