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Cecil Santoferraro
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Obituary for Cecil Santoferraro

Consiglio Santoferraro, a perfect gentleman, eternal optimist and dedicated family man has taken his gardening skills to richer soil. He passed away peacefully December 19, 2017 surrounded by his loving family.
The son of Italian immigrants, Cecil was born on September 1, 1924 in Akron, Ohio. Ever charming and often ornery, Cecil graduated from Hower High School as class president. Better known to some as “Cecil”, “Coonie”, “Dad”, “Grandpa”, “Great Grandpa”, “brother” or “friend”, he was employed as a printer by the Akron Beacon Journal for 42 years. It was there he met his beloved wife of 68 years -Josephine (“Jo”). His first labor of love, they built their one and only family home in Firestone Park, where they welcomed and raised four children. Never one to shy away from hard work, Cecil kept busy after his retirement by remodeling or painting his and his families’ homes and “sidewalk supervising” neighborhood building projects. In his free time, he enjoyed bowling (including a 300 game at 65) golf (sinking a 40 foot putt at 89) and a love of music which included playing the accordion.
Cecil leaves to cherish his memory and celebrate his love of life, children: Nancy (Darren) Toomey, Joe (Vicki) and Dean (Paul); grandchildren: Jason Davis, Laura (Philip) Santoferraro-Angelo, Paul (Karlie), Brett, Nerissa and Ian; six great-grandchildren; and many other loving family and friends. He was preceded in death by beloved wife, Josephine; daughter, Laura; parents, Adeline and Dominic; brother, Jimmy; and sister, Nita Pisanelli.
A life well spent with family and friends, he has forever left his mark in our hearts. His infectious smile and gentle soul will forever be missed!
A heartfelt thank you for the love and care given to Cecil and his family by the staff of the Village of St. Edward and Harbor Light Hospice.
Friends and family will be received Friday, December 22, 2017 from 5-8 p.m. at Hennessy-Bagnoli-Moore Funeral Home, 936 North Main Street, Akron, Ohio 44310. Mass of Christian Burial will be at 10 a.m. at St. Anthony of Padua Catholic Church, 83 Mosser Place, Akron, Ohio 44310. Interment will be at Holy Cross Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Alzheimer's Association Greater East Ohio Area Chapter, 70 W. Streetsboro St., Suite 201, Hudson, OH 44236
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5:00 PM - 8:00 PM
H B Moore Funeral Home

936 North Main Street
Akron, OH 44310

Mass of Christian Burial




10:00 AM
St. Anthony Church

83 Mosser Place
Akron, OH 44310

Cemetery Details


Holy Cross Cemetery

100 East Waterloo Road
Akron, OH 44319


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