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Cicilyamma Pulimkalayil

November 6, 2023

Cicilyamma Pulimkalayil Obituary

Cicilyamma Pulimkalayil, born in Muttuchira, Kerala, India to the late  Mr. Varkey Mathew and late Mrs. Mariamma Kottaram, was the fifth of seven children.  She graduated nursing school from Cuttak Medical College in Orissa, India.  She worked in Orissa and Calcutta until she migrated to Germany where she lived for 7 years.

 On January 8th, 1976, Cicilyamma married her beloved husband, Thomas Pulimkalayil.  On this memorable day, she found the love of her life and soul mate.  Cicilyamma’s unwavering love and commitment to her husband is unmatched.  She always took pride in her duties as a loving wife.  As devout Catholics, they both shared an unwavering faith in God.

 Following their marriage, Cicily lived in Germany with her husband prior to migrating to the United States in 1978.  In October of that year, she gave birth to her pride and joy, her precious and only fraternal twin children, Roshan and Roshini.  She was a loving and nurturing mother to her twin children.  She and her husband took pride in raising their twin children to speak fluent Malayalam while growing up in the United States.  Cicily lived with her husband in Philadelphia, PA for 44 years.

 Throughout her entire career, no matter where she worked, she will always be remembered as a hard-working, compassionate, dedicated, and committed employee.  She worked at All Saint’s Hospital, Chestnut Hill Hospital, Parkview Hospital and Nazareth Hospital.  She retired from Nazareth Hospital after 20 years of service.

 Cicily expressed her love through her actions.  Throughout her life, she has been a humble servant of God.  Family and friends remember the kind acts of Cicily no matter where she goes; whether she referred someone for a job, cooked for them and/or helped them to overcome a struggle, Cicily was always known as someone who would go above and beyond to help others.  When someone was struggling or going through a challenging time in their life, they would ask Cicily and her husband to pray for them. Cicily and her husband loved praying for family, friends, and loved ones.  Their hearts would rejoice with joy when the people for whom they prayed noted an improvement in their situation(s).

 Cicily lived a selfless life.  She always led a life of prayer and charity.  She lived every aspect of her life as an example and a role model.  She will be remembered as living a humble life of prayer, charity, humility and love.

 It is an understatement to say that Cicilyamma Pulimkalayil will be missed.  Her memories are forever etched in our hearts, and we will continue to carry her legacy of love, humility, and faith.  Our hearts are consoled in knowing that she was called home peacefully on November 6th, 2023 while surrounded by her loved ones.

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November 10, 2023

6:00 PM to 8:30 PM
St. Thomas Syro Malabar Forane Church
608 Welsh Road
Philadelphia, PA 19115

Funeral Mass
November 10, 2023

7:00 PM
St. Thomas Syro Malabar Forane Church
608 Welsh Road
Philadelphia, PA 19115


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