Francesco W. Cervelli, 84, of Rochester died Saturday, October 26, 2019 in Tobey Hospital, after being stricken ill earlier in the day while delivering cranberries. He was the husband of Christine A. (Tanner) Cervelli and the son of the late John and Alice (Sinnot) Cervelli.
He was born in Marshfield and lived in Rochester most of his life. He graduated from Marshfield High School where he excelled playing on the Basketball Team. He also attended the University of Connecticut on a basketball scholarship.
Mr. Cervelli owned and operated Cervelli Farm first in Hanover at the age of 16 and then later moving to Rochester. He worked for many years and was well know for his quality produce, especially his sweet corn and cranberries. He was a dedicated farmer, working hard, long hours to assure the best crop possible.
Survivors include his wife, Christine A. (Tanner) Cervelli of Rochester; 2 sons, Alan E. Cervelli of Rochester and Frank J. Cervelli of Hanover; a stepson, Scott Makowski of Rochester; a sister, Rosemary Smith of Columbus, OH; 2 grandsons, Philip and Thomas Cervelli; a step grandson, Dana Makowski.
His services will be private.