Cesildo “Cil” T. Ferre, 92, of Kensington, passed away peacefully on Sunday, April 14, 2019, at home surrounded by his loving family. He was preceded in death by his wife of 51 years, the late Mary (Ciammella) Ferre, who died in 2016.
Born in New Britain, on June 8, 1926, he was the son of the late Carlo and Mary (Bina) Ferre. Cesildo was a U.S. Army Veteran of World War II and was a Kensington resident since 1977. He was formerly employed as an engineer with General Electric, before retiring. Cesildo was a longtime member of St. Paul Church, where he sang in the choir for 37 years, the Italian Fraternal Society and the New Britain Music Club. Cesildo devoted much of his life to helping others, volunteering at the Hospital of Special Care, St. Ann’s Church, Friendship Center and League of Voters, all of New Britain, to name a few. He enjoyed bowling, golf, card playing, the Boston Red Sox and trips to the casino. He also found great joy spending time with his family and friends.
He is survived by his sister-in-law, Eleanor Ciammella of Newington, his nephew, Michael Ciammella and wife, Barbara; his niece, Lori Johnson and husband, Ron; his niece, Cindy Butrimas and husband, Tony, all of Kensington; his niece, Candy Rockhill and husband, Lindsay of New York, and 10 great-nieces and great-nephews. He is also survived by his cousin, Nancy Santacrose of Hebron, and his nephew, Robert Seaman and partner, Jill of Florida. In addition to his parents, Cesildo was predeceased by his sister, Effie Ferre, his sister, Ada Seaman, his sister, Helen Ferre, his step-father, Santi Busca, his brother-in-law, Stanley Seaman, his brother-in-law, Nicholas Ciammella, his nephew, Nicholas Ciammella, Jr., his brother-in-law, Angelo Ciammella, and sister-in-law, Angela Ciammella.
A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated on Monday, April 22, 2019, at 11:30 a.m. at St. Paul Church. Burial, with military honors, will be in St. Mary Cemetery, New Britain. A calling hour will be held on Monday morning, from 10 to 11 a.m. at Erickson-Hansen Funeral Home, 411 South Main St., New Britain. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to St. Paul Church, Adult Music Ministries, 485 Alling St., Kensington, CT 06037. Please share a memory of Cesildo with the family in the online guestbook at www.ericksonhansen.com .