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Henry L. Cecce


1935 - 2013 | Obituary Condolences
Henry L. Cecce Obituary
Henry L. "Hank" Cecce, age 78, of Route 414, Corning, NY, passed away on Saturday, August 31, 2013 surrounded by his loving family at Robert Packer Hospital, Sayre, PA.

Born on February 14, 1935 in Corning, he was the son of the late Henry and Margaret (Valentino) Cecce.

He was a graduate of St. Anthony of Padua Minor Seminary & Preparatory School, Watkins Glen class of 1953, the first graduating class from that school.

After graduating, Hank joined the United States Army, serving honorably from 1955 to 1958.

Hank worked as a roofing contractor, for his company, Cecce Roofing, Corning, NY.

He was a devoted member of the Caton United Methodist Church, volunteering as a greeter for many years.

He was an award winning artist in painting and also enjoyed photography and restoring antique vehicles.

He was a longstanding patron of Donna's Restaurant in Corning, going every morning to have breakfast.

Hank was a loving father and grandfather and will be missed by all who knew him.

He is survived by one daughter: Margaret Cecce of Atlanta, GA; and one son: Mark Cecce of Troy, NY; grandchildren: Anthony Cecce, Andrew Cecce and Henry Dari; three sisters: Florence Ann Cecce, Margaret "Cookie" McDougal, Josephine Blodgett; and two brothers: Roger Cecce and Joseph Cecce; also several nieces and nephews.

Family and friends are invited to call on Friday, September 6, 2013 from 6-8pm at Carpenter's Funeral Home, LLC, 14 E. Pulteney Street in Corning.

A memorial service will immediately follow there at 8:00pm, with Rev. Beth Bouwens officiating.

Burial will take place in the family plot at Mt. Morris Cemetery at the convenience of the family.

In lieu of flowers, the family requests that memorial donations be given in Henry's name to: Caton United Methodist Church, 11189 Hendy Hollow Rd., Corning, NY 14830.

On-line condolences may be left at www.carpentersfuneralhome.com

Additionally, there will be a celebration of Henry's life at 11:00am, Saturday, September 7, 2013 at the Caton United Methodist Church.
Published in The Corning Leader on Sept. 4, 2013
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