Steven Ciolfi
Steven Ciolfi
  • October 1, 1968 - October 13, 2017
  • Fall River, Massachusetts

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Steven "Steve" Ciolfi, age 49, passed away unexpectedly while wrestling at the gym Friday, October 13, 2017; he was surrounded by friends, and doing what he loved.

Born in Lawrence, MA - a son of the late Remo Ciolfi and Eva "Rita" Polselli he was a lifelong resident of Fall River.

A graduate of Durfee High School, Steve helped run the family business, Marzilli's Bakery, for over a decade. After many months of sobriety, Steve embarked on a new career helping others begin their own journey towards sober lifestyles. He was in the midst of completing his Alcohol and Drug Counseling certifications at the Trundy Institute of Addiction. For the past year, Steve dedicated himself to supporting other addicts in their recovery journey at High Point TSS.

Steve loved wrestling and lifting at the gym with his nephews. He was always quick to strike up a conversation, and made and kept friends easily. He positively impacted many people, and will be missed.

In addition to his mother, he is survived by his sister, Maria Ciolfi-Abrams and her husband James of Phoenix, AZ; brother, Laurence "Larry" Ciolfi and his wife Terri of Seekonk; former wife, Constance "Connie" Ciolfi, and stepson, Jacob Martin, of Fall River; niece, Sara Abrams; and nephews, Jordan Abrams and Jacob and Thomas Ciolfi.

His Funeral Service will be held on Saturday, October 21, 2017 at 9:00 AM from the Waring-Sullivan Home at Cherry Place, 178 Winter St., Fall River with a Funeral Mass at 10:00 in Holy Rosary Church, 120 Beattie St., Fall River. Burial will be in St. Patrick's Cemetery, Fall River. Visiting hours are Friday from 5:00 - 8:00 PM. Relatives and friends are invited.

In lieu of flowers donations may be made in his memory to The Herren Project, P.O. Box 131, Portsmouth, RI 02871, or online at, an organization striving to make a positive impact in the lives of individuals and families suffering from addiction. For directions and tributes,