ORANGE - Gino C. Cellana, 86, formerly of East Main Street, died Saturday morning, June 7, 2014, at Quabbin Valley Healthcare in Athol.
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Born in Orange on July 20, 1927, he was a son of Peter and Adelina (DeGara) Cellana and spent his entire life in Orange.
On May 31, 1946, Gino enlisted into the United States Army and served during World War II and was honorably discharged on May 22, 1947.
After World War II, Gino went to work at the Union Twist Drill in Athol for a number of years before the plant closed in the early 1980s. He then went to work at the L. S. Starrett Company in Athol until retiring.
Gino enjoyed riding his bike and was an avid photographer. He was a frugal shopper, but found much enjoyment sharing the products he saved on with his nephews and niece. Gino was also an avid Yankees fan, enjoyed bowling, fishing and going to McDonald's.
He had the chance to go to Northern Italy and reconnect with relatives there and treasured the memories of the trip.
Gino will be sadly missed by his nephews, Peter Cellana and Perry Cellana, and his wife, Kelly, of Orange, and his niece, Jean Marie Sanborn and her husband, Wayne, of Westminster.
Gino was predeceased by his brother, Remo G. Cellana, on Oct. 1, 2012.
There are no calling hours.
A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated on Tuesday, June 17, 2014, at 10 a.m. at St. Mary's Church, 19 Congress St., Orange, with Fr. Jose Bermudez officiating. Family and guests will meet directly at the church.
Interment will follow in Gethsemane Cemetery, Athol.
In lieu of flowers, donations are suggested to the American
, 264 Cottage St., Springfield, MA 01104.
Witty's Funeral Home, 158 South Main St., Orange, is directing the arrangements. You may offer your sympathy or find directions online at:
Witty's Funeral Home
158 South Main Street Orange, MA 01364
Published in The Recorder on June 11, 2014