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Ella ‘Jane’ Centrella

TORRINGTON — Ella “Jane” Centrella, 88, formerly of Chestnut Street, Winsted, died Feb. 7, 2011, at Charlotte Hungerford Hospital in Torrington, following a lengthy illness. She was the widow of Samuel Centrella, who died in 1991.

Born in New Hartford, N.Y., on Jan. 20, 1923, she was a daughter of the late Carrie (Southard) and Herbert Clements. She had lived most of her life in Winsted. Prior to her retirement, she had worked for Winsted Precision Ball for well over 30 years.

Mrs. Centrella was a member of Green Woods Country Club and did volunteer work at the former Winsted Memorial Hospital.

Her survivors include five children, Samuel J. Centrella of Rangley, Maine, David W. Centrella and his wife, Elaine, of Ormand Beach, Fla., William H. Centrella and his wife, Sharon, of Columbia, Tenn., Carole J. White and her husband, Kenneth, of Winsted and Toni M. Winn and her husband, Dennis, of Colebrook; one sister, Myrtle Bell Lake of Torrington; 16 grandchildren; 28 great-grandchildren; three great-great-grandchildren; and many nieces and nephews. She was predeceased by two brothers, Worden and Wesley Clements; and two sisters, May E. Ellsworth and Mary Louise Clements.

A funeral mass will be held Saturday, Feb. 19, at 11 a.m. at St. Joseph Church in Winsted. Burial will be in St. Joseph’s New Cemetery in the spring. There are no calling hours.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the Foothills Visiting Nurse and Home Care Inc., 32 Union St. Winsted, CT 06098. To leave an online condolence, visit maloneyfuneral.com.