December 13, 1930 - July 28, 2013 Resided in Barkhamsted, CT
Ferinando (Fred) A. Gentile, 82 of Barkhamsted, CT, devoted husband to Lorraine (Frawley) Gentile, passed on 7/28/13 surrounded by family. Born in Bristol, son of the late Fred & Mary (Mikosky) Gentile, he lived in Barkhamsted for 40 yrs. Fred served in the US Air Force during the Korean War and worked at Pratt & Whitney (E. Htfd.) for 35 yrs. He was an artist, musician, golfer, hunter, fisherman, provider and father to many with a big heart and captivating smile. Holding him in our hearts forever are his wife and guiding light, Lorraine; three daughters Betsy Gentile (& partner Vincent Maliszewski) of Goshen, Amy Gentile of Barkhamsted, Donna Gentile (& partner Steven Troop) of Pine Meadow; son Robert Thompson (& wife Sandra) of Dallas, TX; sister Theresa Burgeson (& husband Oscar) of Bristol; three grandchildren Kira Gentile of Pine Meadow, Hunter and Lauren Thompson of Austin, TX; and many nieces, nephews & friends. He was predeceased by sister Irene McGuigan (& husband James). Life Celebration (casual attire) Sunday, Sept. 15 at 3 PM, Ski Sundown, 126 Ratlum Rd, New Hartford, military honors at 4 PM followed by readings, music & cook-out. In lieu of flowers, please donate to "The Farmington River Watershed Assn," 749 Hopemeadow St, Simsbury, CT 06070 and notate "In memory of Fred Gentile." For directions or condolences visit carmonfuneralhome.com.