In Loving Memory of Joseph John Sciarrillo, M.D.

September 28, 1926
Bronx, NY
October 17, 2019
Fairfield, CT
Funeral Home

Spear-Miller Funeral Home

39 South Benson Road,
Fairfield CT US 06824


Our Lady of the Assumption Church

Mass of Christian Burial

545 Stratfield Road,
Fairfield CT 06825

Tuesday, October 22, 2019 11:00am


Private Burial

No date included.

Family Gathering


St. Jude Children's Research Hospital

510 St. Jude Place,
TN 38105.

Joseph John Sciarrillo

Dr. Joseph Sciarrillo, Family Practice Physician, passed away peacefully at home on Thursday, October 17, 2019. He was surrounded by his loving family during his illness and in his final moments. Dr. Sciarrillo was born in the Bronx, NY and raised in Connecticut. He was the son of the late Nicholas and Rose Sciarrillo. He is survived by his wife, Elinor (Ellie) of 68 years, four sons: Joseph, Jr., Gary, Mark, Timothy and daughter, Gayle Kraus. In addition he was blessed with five grandchildren: Christina, Emily, Kelly, Lindsay and Jamie as well as seven great grandchildren. He is predeceased by a son Robert Edward. He received a BS from Loyola University and his Doctor of Medicine from the Stritch School of Medicine, Chicago, IL. Dr. Sciarrillo was a well loved physician for 49 years who was known for his compassion and selfless care toward his patients. Dr. Sciarrillo was an active, long time parishioner of Our Lady of the Assumption Church in Fairfield. He was a member of the Patterson Club where he enjoyed golf and socializing with his friends. In addition to his devotion to his professional career, his greatest joy in life was to spend time with and be surrounded by his loving family. A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated Tuesday, October 22, 2019 at 11:00 AM at Our Lady of the Assumption Church, 545 Stratfield Road, Fairfield. Interment will be private. Calling hours have been omitted. In lieu of flowers, a donation may be made to his favorite charity, St. Jude’s Children’s Research Hospital, 510 St. Jude Place, Memphis, TN, 38105. For information or to offer an online condolence please visit

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11 Guestbook Entries for Joseph John Sciarrillo, M.D.

  1. Dear Elinor and family,

    From the moment I met Joe, his kindness and compassion were felt. He had a way of making you feel welcomed and part of the family.
    He was a man of stature in every meaning of the word, and his passing is a loss to all who had the honor, and the pleasure to have known him.

    Roxanne Pruzinsky

  2. He was good doctor. He delivered son and daughter. He would visit us at home frequently. Ellie, you were a great wife always took care of him . You will be missed by everyone life that you touched. Prayers to your family. May god bless

  3. You were a great doctor. You delivered my son and daughter. You would visit us at home frequently. Ellie, you were a great with to him. You always took care of him. You will be missed by all the lives that you have touched. Prayers to the family. May god bless.

  4. Dear Elinor & Family,
    Joe was a wonderful, kind person & Doctor for us for many years.
    Our sincerest sympathy to all of you. May God’s peace & love surround you
    at this difficult time.
    Patty & Sam Cicalo (cousin)

  5. Sending love and prayers to all of you. He was “a one of a kind doctor”, so caring and always had the right answer for anything that ailed you. He will always be remembered as the “best doctor” I had the pleasure of knowing. May he rest in peace.

  6. Dear Sciarrillo Family,

    We were saddened to hear of the death of Dr. Joseph Sciarrillo. We know that this is a difficult time for you and your family. Words are inadequate at a time like this; however, please know that you and your family are in our thoughts and prayers.
    On behalf of all personnel at LEED Brakes, we extend our deepest sympathy.

  7. To the family of Joseph J. Sciarrillo, MD:

    The physicians and staff of Fairfield County Medical Association were saddened to learn of the death of Dr. Sciarrillo. Our deepest sympathy is extended to you. Dr. Sciarrillo was a member of our association for 65 years.

    Dr. Sciarrillo’s dedication to the practice of medicine and to his patients left its impact on our community. His distinguished career as a respected family practice physician in Fairfield County is remarkable.

    May the love of family and friends coupled with fond memories be a constant source of strength and encouragement.

    Mark S. Thompson
    Executive Director

  8. Dear Elinor, Gary and Family,
    We are so sorry for your great loss of husband and father.
    Dr Sciarrillo was our family doctor and a most wonderful
    doctor and great person. He will always be remembered
    by the Chaisson Family, we were so blessed to have him as
    our doctor. He will always be in our prayers and thoughts
    he was truly a great man. He is now in God’s care.
    Carol Chaisson Lenoci & Alfred & Paul Lenoci
    Lynne Chaisson Grens & Stephen and Family

  9. Aunt Elinor and Family: I just learned of Uncle Joe’s passing last night. I am saddened that another wonderful role model for me growing up has joined Matty and John. Well I know that things will be raw for some time but the wonderful joys and memories sustain. We all carry Uncle Joe with us each day and forever. I send all my love and tears to you. I hope that if I can do anything to ease this moment or anything you need in the future that you call on me as it would be my honor to do so. With deepest love and prayers to my second Main Street family. Johnny Russo

  10. Dear Mrs Sciarrillo, I am so very sorry to here of Doc’s passing. He was a wonderful boss, as were you too. I learned so very much about treating patients with compassion and care from him. He was also my family doctor, and definitely the best. He will be greatly missed by all.
    My prayers and thoughts are with you all at this sad time.

  11. Dr. Sciarrillo was one of the finest people I’ve ever known. He was my family’s doctor from the time I was 7 until he retired. He was a great professional — knowledgeable, compassionate, and sensible. He was always there for my family in times of crisis, and always kept a level head, which would steady our worries. He is a man to emulate. My condolences to the doctor’s wonderful wife, Mrs. Sciarrillo, a great friend of my late mother’s.