George C. Centrella Sr., 88

May 4, 2020

George C. Centrella Sr., 88, of Wareham, died peacefully at his home on Saturday, April 18, 2020, surrounded by his family and with his wife Dorothy “Dottie” (Thompson) Centrella, right by his side, as always. The two had been married for 68 years. 

George was born in 1931 and raised in Winsted, CT, by the late Guilio Centrella and Anna (Donnarumma) Centrella. He was the captain of his high school football team and coached the Winsted Midget football teams. He was a big supporter of Gilbert High School and very much enjoyed attending football games with his wife. He was a veteran of the U.S. Army Signal Corps, and a member of the Winsted Elks club.

George started his own business called Northwest Connecticut Manufacturing, Co. in Winsted, CT, where he remained a working owner for several years. After a successful career, he took early retirement and moved to Wareham, where he enjoyed his boating, fishing, and clamming with family and friends.

In addition to his wife, George is survived by his four daughters; Dianne Centrella, loving co-caregiver, along with her mom of Wareham, Gail (Mike) Henderson of Southampton, Anna (Tony) Leno of Enfield, Dorothy (John) Cabana of Easthampton; and two sons, George C. (Kathy) Centrella Jr. of Wolcott, CT, and Guilio (Amy) Centrella of Torrington, CT; as well as 9 grandchildren; Erica (Steve) Huot, Shelley (Dustin) Drummey, Anthony Leno, Elliott (Mike) Henderson-Perry, Nina Henderson, Emma Henderson, Janna Centrella, Ashley Centrella, Shannon Centrella; and 4 great-grandchildren, Ivory Huot, Tanner Huot, Isabella Drummey, Dylan Drummey and many other loving nieces, nephews and loving friends. Last but not least, his beloved dog Mindy.

He was predeceased by one grandson, Cameron Mezza, whom he loved dearly, and by his loving siblings: three sisters, Rose Beach, Anna Perotti and Nancy Roy; and four brothers, Ralph Centrella, Henry Centrella, Guilio "Gigi" Centrella, and Fred Centrella.

There are no services. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the American Cancer Society at or The Gilbert School, 200 Williams Avenue, Winsted, CT 06098.

Arrangements by Chapman, Cole & Gleason Funeral Home, Wareham. To leave a message of condolence visit