Peter L. Cissone, 59

Peter L. Cissone, 59, of Limerick PA, husband of Catherine (McKenna) Cissone, passed away on Saturday, October 14, 2023.

Born in Philadelphia, PA. He was the son of Phyllis R. (Palladino) and the late Peter J. Cissone.

Pete was born July 5, 1964 and grew up in Blue Bell, PA. He graduated from Bishop Kendrick High School. After high school, Pete worked at Prudential where he would meet his future wife, Cathie. They married on October 15, 1988. Pete would then go on to dedicate his career to Independence Blue Cross where he would work hard and play harder for 34 years. Pete was fortunate enough to earn his Bachelors degree through IBX and graduated summa cum laude from Pierce College in 2001.

Pete was an avid Philadelphia Phillies fan and a fan of all other Philadelphia sports teams. A day in the ballpark or on the golf course were his ideal perfect day, unless Cathie was dragging him to Giant to food shop.

Pete’s memory will be cherished by his devoted wife, Cathie. Together they would become the ultimate team to their two children; Peter L. Cissone Jr. (Rosy) and McKenna Cissone. He would dedicate the rest of his life to being the best dad and Pops, giving his children the best childhood possible. His absolute pride and joy is his grandson, Noah L. Cissone. Noah and Pops were thick as thieves and the best of friends. Pops was over the moon when his son Peter and his wife Rosy announced that they were pregnant again. Although the baby isn’t due until December 2023, we know Pops has already met the little one and is blessing them.

Pete’s Celebration Day will be held on Tuesday, October 24, 2023 at Flourtown Country Club.

150 McCloskey Rd., Flourtown, PA 19031

Pete’s family invites all who loved him to celebrate with them from 11am-1pm. Pete would love it if you wore your Philadelphia sports team gear to the celebration.

In lieu of flowers, please donate to American Lung Association on Pete’s behalf. Donations can be made to:

LUNG FORCE Walk - Philadelphia
c/o American Lung Association
625 N Governor Printz Blvd, Suite 2
Essington, PA 19029

Add My Condolences

Jim and I are so very sorry. Cathie, Jim just sent this to me. What can we do?

~ Lisa Marie Moderski St Pete Beach, FL
10/29/2023 8:23:50 AM

Kathy, Mckenna, Peter, Rosy, Noah, and baby
There are no words. You have been the best neighbors ever. It is hard to believe that Pete won't be sharing beers with us any more. It was amazing, but not surprising, to see how many people loved him. You are in our constant thoughts and prayers. Don't hesitate to knock on the door if you need anything. Peace be with you.

~ Billie Hoch
10/26/2023 1:25:20 PM

It's always the good guys that are taken from us to soon....and Pete was one of the best. The world was a better place with him in it and although he was taken to soon, he touched so many. I hope his family can take some peace and comfort from the fact that he had a lasting impact in the lives of everyone who knew him. Rest in peace my friend.

~ Kevin warminster, pa
10/24/2023 9:23:45 AM

Words can’t express how sadeness we are to hear of your loss, May God comfort you, and your family knowing he is Resting in Peace. LOVE, Rosana

~ Rosana Rodriguez
10/23/2023 8:48:43 AM

Pete and I were in the same training class at IBC. A small group of us had lunch together every day. We had so many laughs together and shared good times. Pete was always good for a laugh but one thing he was serious about was his love for his family. My sincere condolences to Cathie and his family. I'm so sorry for your loss. Rest in peace, Pete.

~ Christine Boden
10/20/2023 3:19:14 AM

Pete and I worked together in Marketing dept at IBC. When separated, we went to different dept./areas it was all the more special when our paths would cross and we’d Reminence about the good times and funny and memorable experience. I’m so sorry for the Cissone families lost. I pray you all peace and share my deepest condolences ??. Rest well Pete.

~ Dannielle Frierson Philadelphia, PA
10/19/2023 11:11:04 PM

Pete, you will be missed by so many. You were a great guy. I remember with fondness when we rode the Fox Chase line together and had some great conversations, especially after watching "The Nanny" the night before. How we laughed at her antics. Rest in Peace, my friend.

~ Chuck Ferro
10/19/2023 9:45:02 PM

My sincerest heartfelt condolences to Pete’s family!
Pete will surely be missed by all
who had the pleasure to know him! He was such a great guy!
Rest peacefully Pete! You will always be in our thoughts & memories!

~ Flo Reich
10/19/2023 7:45:47 PM

What a great guy definitely will be missed by so many! I remember working with him and he would have all these Medicare questions and he always could count on me to respond and it was never a dull moment it turned into a conversation about sports.

RIP Pete and condolences to the family.

The IBC Family lost a great one.

~ Jena Ashton
10/19/2023 1:22:17 PM

My deepest condolences to the family. I’ve known Pete since we worked at Foster Medical and then we moved to IBC. Rest in Peace Pete.

10/19/2023 10:44:31 AM

As a 18 yr old temp at IBC in the late 90s, Pete taught me so much. And made me laugh every day. You were one of a kind

~ Davette
10/19/2023 10:41:12 AM

Pete was a ray of sunshine ?? every time we meet somewhere in our travels.. He’d bring a smile ?? to my face when I’d see him at my classes for the voting machine ??? operators and poll workers. He had such a great personality and an infectious smile ?? which lite up his whole face. God Bless his family and closest friends ?? May God give them the strength to move forward! LOVE ?? to you Cathie, I know and feel your tremendous loss ?? GOD BLESS

~ Sharon King Of Prussia, PA
10/19/2023 10:26:08 AM

Godspeed pal. Cathie, Peter, McKenna...I'm thinking of you all...I can't think of him without smiling, especially when he stole the mic at our wedding and started signing Brickhouse.

~ Dave Lamb
10/19/2023 8:35:05 AM

I am so sorry to hear of Petes passing. He had such a giant personality and was always having fun! Sending love & light to you and your family during this difficult time. ????????

~ Karen Cleighton SOMERS POINT, NJ
10/19/2023 6:29:14 AM

Cathie, I am sorry to hear about Pete, my heart is broken. We met at IBC in 1990 and became friends from day one. Between sports and music, we always had much to talk about. Even when we didn’t see each other or talk for a while, we would just pick up where we left off. Pete was one of a kind and will be sorely missed. My thoughts and prayers are with you, Peter and McKenna at this most difficult time. Rest in peace my friend Pete, we will meet up again soon. ??????

~ Mike Brogan
10/18/2023 8:50:23 PM

You are such a great person and I am glad I met you via your buddy Ed at St Joes back in ‘85. You and Kathy have been there with Anne and I in Barnegat Light enjoying the Connor’s hospitality these past many Summers. But I’ll never forget my 1st real memory at Hogan South when you showed up wearing war paint during your work day. Man you make me laugh … to this day. RIP buddy.

~ William May Hainesport, NJ
10/18/2023 10:32:43 AM

Pete my friend, I will miss you; your smile, you laugh, and the way you made everything fun. I will miss you, and I will never forget you.

~ Jim & Lisa Moderski St Pete Beach, FL
10/18/2023 7:27:25 AM

Pete, you are truly a gift from God. A light shined through you that made it impossible to be anything but happy in your presence. Loved talking sports with you, being on the rugby pitch together, and enjoying the parties. Thank you for the great times and fantastic memories. May God bless Cathie (your equal in wit and perfect partner), Peter, McKenna, and your entire family as they carry on the Cissone legacy.

~ Tom Santoro
10/17/2023 11:09:07 PM

I met you at St Joe’s while I was still in High School. You changed my life and made me a better person. Your humor, warmth and genuine kindness make everyone you meet feel like the most important person in the room. You are truly one of a kind. Words can’t describe how much I will miss you. I am grateful that both you and Cathie came into my life and that we shared almost 40 years as best friends. I love you Pete. Until we meet again.

~ Ed Connors
10/17/2023 8:54:05 PM

Mr.Cissone was the epitome of a kind and caring neighbor. Everytime we crossed paths he was so genuine and of course very funny. May he rest in peace. Sending thoughts and prayers to you all— you have one incredible angel watching over.

~ Maddie Wilson
10/17/2023 7:15:55 PM

We are totally saddened by the death of pete our family prayers are with you and yours. May God bless you all.

~ Gary little Greenville, SC
10/17/2023 7:07:11 PM

A fine man gone way too soon.

~ Bob Kuklentz
10/17/2023 5:19:43 PM

Cathie and family, our hearts are broken hearing this news. What a wonderful person your husband! Both of you raised an amazing family. We will definitely miss sharing the ballfield sidelines with Pete and the many school ball memories. May the memories of his love sustain you in your children.

~ Lyn and Jim Regan Pottstown, PA
10/17/2023 5:05:42 PM

We will miss Pete!

~ Marie and Fred North East, MD
10/17/2023 4:45:26 PM

Sorry to see this Pete. I hope you are doing alright. Let me know if you need anything.

~ Nick stelzer New Philadelphia, OH
10/17/2023 4:17:20 PM

I will miss Peter so much and I will certainly miss his great hugs. I loved him as much as my own sons.

~ Rita stone Roslyn, PA
10/17/2023 4:14:06 PM