Ferinando A. GENTILE

GENTILE, Ferinando A.

Ferinando (Fred) A. Gentile, 82 of Barkhamsted, CT, devoted husband to Lorraine (Frawley) Gentile, passed on July 28, 2013 surrounded by family. Born in Bristol, son of the late Fred & Mary (Mikosky) Gentile, he lived in Barkhamsted for 40 yrs. Fred served in the US Air Force during the Korean War and worked at Pratt & Whitney (E. Htfd.) for 35 yrs. He was an artist, musician, golfer, hunter, fisherman, provider and father to many with a big heart and captivating smile. Holding him in our hearts forever are his wife and guiding light, Lorraine; three daughters Betsy Gentile (& partner Vincent Maliszewski) of Goshen, Amy Gentile of Barkhamsted, Donna Gentile (& partner Steven Troop) of Pine Meadow; son Robert Thompson (& wife Sandra) of Dallas, TX; sister Theresa Burgeson (& husband Oscar) of Bristol; three grandchildren Kira Gentile of Pine Meadow, Hunter and Lauren Thompson of Austin, TX; and many nieces, nephews & friends. He was predeceased by sister Irene McGuigan (& husband James).
Life Celebration (casual attire) Sunday, Sept. 15 at 3 p.m., Ski Sundown, 126 Ratlum Rd, New Hartford, military honors at 4 p.m. followed by readings, music & cook-out. In lieu of flowers, please donate to "The Farmington River Watershed Assn," 749 Hopemeadow St, Simsbury, CT 06070 and notate "In memory of Fred Gentile." For directions or condolences visit carmonfuneralhome.com.

Published in The Hartford Courant on Aug. 18, 2013