Luigi Ciulla

February 18, 1940 - December 23, 2023

Luigi Ciulla

February 18, 1940 - December 23, 2023


Luigi Ciulla of Waddell, Arizona passed away December 23, 2023 at the age of 83. He was born February 18, 1940 in Valguarnera, Sicily, Italy to the late Antonio and Rosaria (Gangi) Ciulla.

Luigi immigrated to the US in 1961 at the age of 21 and settled in Rochester, NY. There he learned the plumbing trade and became a master plumber who worked with integrity and sincerity and had clients who repeatedly trusted him over his long career of almost 50 years.
Luigi was a very dedicated family man who loved his wife, children, and grandchildren more than anything else.
He was also an avid gardener who produced lots of fruit and vegetables and enjoyed sharing his bounty with his friends, family, neighbors and clients. Along with his brother Franco, he mastered the family tradition of wine making-also sharing that gift with those he loved at holidays, celebrations and gatherings. He loved music and dancing and could be found cutting the rug with his wife of 57 years, Mariella. In 1980, he and Mariella moved their family to Phoenix. Eventually, they built their dream home in which he was fortunate enough to spend his last days.

A visitation will be held at 5pm, Tuesday, January 9 at Thompson Funeral. A mass will be held at 10:30am, Wednesday, January 10 at Saint Clare of Assisi Catholic Parish in Surprise, Arizona. Burial will follow at 12:15pm at Holy Cross Cemetery.


  • Date & Time: January 09, 2024 (5:00 PM - 9:00 PM)
  • Venue: Thompson Funeral
  • Location: 926 South Litchfield Road Goodyear, AZ 85338 - (Get Directions)
  • Phone Number: (623) 932-1780

Funeral Mass

  • Date & Time: January 10, 2024 (10:30 AM)
  • Venue: St. Clare Of Assisi Catholic Parish
  • Location: 1711 W. Bell Road Surprise, AZ - (Get Directions)

Graveside Service

  • Date & Time: January 10, 2024 (12:15 PM)
  • Venue: Holy Cross Cemetery

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4 responses to Luigi Ciulla

  1. We are so saddened by your loss. May your happy memories give you peace and comfort during this challenging time

    1. Tony Ciulla says:

      Thank you Nico! Nice to hear from you. Give my best to your family. -Tony

  2. Please accept our deepest condolences over your loss. I offer you our heartfelt support and friendship in this difficult time.

  3. We are so sorry for your loss…May God bring you comfort and peace during this difficult time now and days ahead.

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