Loving husband, father, grandfather, great-grandfather, and uncle.
Mr Alfred “Chic” Ceccarelli, 93, of Sandy Hook, passed away peacefully at his home on Tuesday, October 6, surrounded by his loving family. He was the beloved husband of Jessie Alice (Dickerson) Ceccarelli.
Al was born in Stratford on January 31, 1927, son of the late Joseph and Caroline (Scosta) Ceccarelli. He worked as a tool & dye maker for Gemco Manufacturing in Beacon Falls for many years until his retirement in 1992. Although he grew up in Stratford, he would call Sandy Hook his home and was proud to be a Democrat. He was a tough cookie who worked two jobs to provide for his wife and family. Al always lived his life as he wanted. He loved to play cards, golf, bowl, and watch football. He was always a joker and liked to get people to raise their eyes.
Besides his wife, Jessie Alice, of 68 years, Al leaves to cherish his memory his daughter, Rahnna Peck, and her husband, Bill, of Oxford; his grandson, Justin Lamberton Peck, and his wife, Katie Kraft; his beloved great-granddaughter, Cora Michelle Kraft Peck; his brother-in-law, Robert Dickerson, and his wife, Yolanda; his sister-in-law, Elaine Ceccarelli; many nieces and nephews; as well as many great-nieces and -nephews.
He was predeceased in death by his brothers John Ceccarelli and his wife, Helen, Americo Ceccarelli and his wife, Jossie, Edward Ceccarelli and his wife, Sandy, and Vincent Ceccarelli; his sister, Maria Palonis, and her husband, Ed; and his brothers-in-law Duane Dickerson and his wife, Eleanor, and Chileon Dickerson and his wife, Mae.
All services will be private and held at the convenience of the family. Brookside Memorial/The Albini Family Funeral Home & Crematory, Middlebury, has been entrusted with the arrangements.
Memorial contributions may be made to either HHC At Home Hospice, 680 Main Street, Watertown CT 06795; or Newtown United Methodist Church, 92 Church Hill Road, Sandy Hook CT 06482.
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