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Eugene C. "Gene" Ceppetelli


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Eugene C. "Gene" Ceppetelli Obituary
Eugene C. Ceppetelli “Gene” age 78 of Springfield passed away peacefully on June 14, 2018. Beloved husband of Mary Joyce (nee Kirk). Dear father of Lisa Ceppetelli (Chris), Megan Murray (Sean) and Michael Ceppetelli (Molly). Brother of Shirley Ryan, Joyce Reynolds, Barbara Ceppetelli and the late Norman and Camillo Ceppetelli. Son of the late Aurelio “Chip” and Archisa “Jenny” Ceppetelli and Ines who passed away shortly after giving birth. Also survived by 10 grandchildren Michael, Matthew, Maya, Aidan, Teague, Conor, Delaney, Carter, Theodore and Vivian. Born and raised in Sudbury, Ontario Gene graduated from Villanova University Class of 1963, where he also excelled at football. After Villanova, Gene played in the Canadian Football League for the Hamilton Tiger Cats and the Montreal Alouettes, where he won multiple Grey Cup Championships. He is a member of the Sudbury Ontario Hall of Fame. He also played center in the National Football League for the Philadelphia Eagles and New York Giants from 1968-1969. During the off-season, Gene earned his Master’s Degree in Education from Villanova University. He loved his family and loved making people laugh. Gene loved working out and drinking beers for Jesus. Relatives and friends are invited to attend his Funeral on Tuesday from 9:30 a.m. until 10:45 a.m. at the Church of St. Kevin, 200 W. Sproul Rd. Springfield. Followed by his Funeral Mass at 11:00 a.m. Int. Saints Peter and Paul Cemetery. Friends may call at the Cavanagh Patterson Family Funeral Home Monday evening from 6:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m. In lieu of flowers memorial donations in Gene’s name to St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital www.stjude.org would be appreciated. To offer a condolence message, visit cavanaghfuneralhome.com/obituaries
Published in The Daily Times on June 17, 2018
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