JOHN ROCCO CIANFRANI was born on August 16, 1942, the only child of John J. Cianfrani and his wife, the former Mary Pilla. His grandfather, James Cianfrani, had brought the family to Camdenaround 1919. His father, John J Cianfrani was born in 1920, and by the time the Census was taken in April of 1930 the family was living at 341 Winslow Street in Camden's Eighth Ward. The family was still at 341 Winslow Street as late as 1943. John J. Cianfrani was then serving in the United States Army.

John J. Cianfrani, his wife Mary and son John Rocco were living at 1823 South 4th Street when the 1947 City Directory was compiled. By 1959 they had moved around the corner to 414 Emerald Street, a stones throw from Engine Company 3 at 1813 Broadway. The Cianfrani family resided at that address through October of 1970. By the fall of 1977, however, they had left Emerald Street for Bellmawr, New Jersey. His 

uncle, Raymond Cianfrani Sr., was still living at the 1823 South 4th Street as late as 1980. After serving with the United States Mariune Corps from 1962 through 1966, John Cianfrani returned to Camden. He was appointed to the Camden Fire Department on November 10, 1967. He served the City of Camden for over 26 years before retiring on February 1, 1994.

John R. Ciafrani never married. His father passed away in 1987. Last a resident of Bellmawr, John R. Cianfrani passed away on February 23, 2003, survived by his mother, aunts, uncles and cousins.

Camden Fire Department - Newly Appointed Firefighters - November 10, 1967

Standing L to R: Robert De Ford - Jesse Flax Sr. - Captain Roy Taggart  - Chief Frank Deal - Chief of Department Edward V. Michalak - Robert "Sonny" Frett - Ferdinand Meloni
Walter Szatkowski - Don Harrison 
Sitting L to R: Ernest Newkirk -
John R. Cianfrani - August "Gus" Barbetta - Richard Prosser - Paul Delfing.


Camden Courier-Post - February 24, 2003

Suddenly on Feb. 23, 2003 of Bellmawr, NJ. Age 60 yrs. Due notice will be given by FALCO/CARUSO & LEONARD FUNERAL HOME.

Camden Courier-Post - February 25, 2003

Suddenly on February 23, 2003, of Bellmawr, NJ; age 60 years.
Dear son of Mary D. (nee Pilla) and the late John J. Also survived by many loving aunts, uncles and cousins.
Prior to retirement in 1994, Mr. Cianfrani was employed as a firefighter with the City of Camden for 28 years. He was a United States Marine Veteran serving from 1962 to 1966 and a member of the Sportsmen Club of Gloucester.
Relatives and friends are invited to the Mass of Christian Burial on Wednesday at 12PM at Mary Mother of the Church, 20 Braisington Ave. in Bellmawr, where there will be a viewing from 11AM. Entombment Calvary Cemetery in Cherry Hill, NJ.