Nelson Cecarelli, 63 passed away Saturday January 20, 2018 at Smilow Cancer Hospital. Nelson was born in Meriden CT on June 27, 1954 to the late Nelson and Joyce Cecarelli. He was a lifelong resident of Northford and a member of St. Andrews Episcopal Church. He graduated from North Branford High School and then earned a degree from CT School of Electronics. He started a long and successful career at the Burroughs Corporation. He then became an agent for Farm Family Insurance Co. He finally culminated his career becoming a full time vegetable farmer, taking on stewardship of Cecarelli Farm. Throughout all of his endeavors his true passion was always working on his family’s farm and dedicating himself to preserving and protecting the farm land.  Over many years he served on numerous agricultural boards and commissions at the local, state and federal levels. In addition to hard work Nelson also loved the New York Yankees, all kinds of music, model trains and his classic Ford cars. Nelson is survived by his beloved wife of 34 years, Georgene Iacucci Cecarelli. He also leaves behind his daughter Jenna Cecarelli (Northford), his loving grandson, Dustin Cecarelli (Northford) and his sister, Bonnie Cecarelli (East Haven). He was predeceased by his son Nelson Thomas Cecarelli Jr. Nelson is also sadly missed by numerous cousins, aunts, uncles and friends who lives he touched by his presence here on earth    

Relatives and friends are invited to go directly to St. Andrew’s Episcopal Church, 1382 Middletown Avenue, Northford on Friday morning at 10:00 to attend a funeral service and are also invited to attend the committal service immediately following in the Northford Cemetery.  The visiting hours will be Thursday from 4 to 8 pm in the North Haven Funeral Home, 36 Washington Avenue.