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Jeff Ciffolillo

September 26, 2013

The Waterville Valley community was shocked to learn of the sudden passing of Jeff Ciffolillo, son of long-time Waterville property owners, Joe & Joyce Ciffolillo.  Our thoughts and prayers are with the Ciffolillo family at this difficult time.

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CANTON, MA … Jeffrey A. “Jeff” Ciffolillo, 49, a resident of Canton for the past 17 years, died unexpectedly Sunday, September 22, 2013 at Norwood Hospital. He was the beloved husband of Carol (Heptig) Ciffolillo for 18 years and the amazing father of Christian and Colby Ciffolillo.

Born in Somerville, New Jersey on August 11, 1964, son of Joseph and Joyce (Fink) Ciffolillo, he was raised in Easton and was a 1982 graduate of Oliver Ames High School. Jeff continued his education at UMass Amherst graduating in 1986 with a Bachelor’s degree in Hotel and Restaurant Management and 1988 he graduated with a degree in Culinary Arts from from the Culinary Institute of America in Poughkeepsie, NY. He later earned a Master’s Degree in Business Administration from UMass Amherst. He furthered his studies at Boston University, graduating in 2002 with an advanced real estate certificate and in 2006 he earned a degree in Construction Technology from Northeastern University, Boston. More recently Jeff attended Harvard Business School of Continuing Education.

Jeff worked as a commercial real estate developer and was the Proprietor of both New England Realty Group of Canton and Home Helpers of Canton. A licensed registered broker and land developer in the Commonwealth of Massachusetts he was a member of the Board of Director’s for Father Bill’s & MainSpring. He was ann avid golfer and collector of sports memorabilia. Jeff was a member of the Bay Club in Mattpoisett and a lifetime member of the Delta Upsilon Fraternity.

In addition to his wife Carol and his parents, he is survived by his children, Christian and Colby Ciffolillo of Canton; his brothers, Joseph Ciffolillo of Mattapoisett, Jon Ciffolillo and his wife Julie of Mattapoisett and Jamie Ciffolillo and his wife Pam of Mattapoisett; son-in-law of Ruth Heptig of Canton and her late husband Christian Heptig; brother-in-law of William and Donna Heptig of Woburn and Robert Heptig of Wells, ME.; also survived by several aunts, uncles, nieces, and nephews.

Relatives and friends are respectfully invited to attend visiting hours on Thursday from 4-8 p.m. in Kane Funeral Home & Cremation Services, 605 Washington Street (Rte.138) Easton. A funeral Mass will be held on Friday at Noon in the Holy Cross Church 225 Purchase Street, Easton. Interment will follow in Canton Corner Cemetery, Canton. In lieu of flowers donations in Jeff’s memory may be sent to Father Bill’s & MainSpring, Development Office, 422 Washington Street, Quincy, MA. 02169. For directions or condolences visit

About Jan Stearns

I've been living in and loving New Hampshire's White Mountains for most of my life. I moved to Waterville Valley in 1981 and quickly realized why it was dubbed a Yankee Shangri-la. Once you’ve experienced Waterville Valley, you’ll want to call it yours. The great team of Realtors at Waterville Valley Realty can help you find a Waterville Valley home that fits your lifestyle and budget.

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