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CECERE, Anthony M.

Anthony M. Cecere of West Hartford, passed away on Sunday, (March 17, 2013), at Caleb Hitchcock Nursing Home. He was born in Hartford on Jan. 1, 1922 to the late Gaetano and Maria Cecere. He was raised in Hartford and graduated from St. Thomas Seminary. He attended the University of Connecticut where he earned a Bachelor of Arts Degree in 1951. Anthony served with the U.S. Army during World War II as a Staff Sergeant in the Pacific Theatre and then as a medic in the field hospitals in the Solomon and Philippines Islands. Upon returning home he began his career working for Industrial Risk Insurers as a Senior Valuation engineer, retiring in 1985 after 34 years of service. Anthony was predeceased by his wife, Violet; a brother, Octavia "Terry" Cecere; and his sister, Anna Cecere. He is survived by his stepsons Alan Gianini of California and Gary Gianini of West Hartford, many relatives and friends.
Funeral services will be Saturday, March 23, with the celebration of a Mass of Christian Burial at 10 a.m. in St. Thomas the Apostle Church 872 Farmington Ave., West Hartford. Burial will follow in Fairview Cemetery, West Hartford. There are no calling hours. Donations in his memory may be made to St. Jude Children's Research Hospital 262 Danny Thomas Place, Memphis, TN 38105. Online remembrances may be made at www.molloyfuneralhome.com.

Published in The Hartford Courant on Mar. 21, 2013
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