Steven Gencarella

Steven T. Gencarella

Friday, April 16th, 2021
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Steven T. Gencarella, of Annansis Street, Westerly, passed away at his home on Friday, April 16, 2021 at the age of 66.

Born in Westerly, he was the beloved son of the late Verna and Edward Gencarella.

Steven was an expediter for Electric Boat in Groton. A lover of baseball, he was a stand-out baseball player at Westerly High and he had also played in the Westerly Men’s Softball League for years. Steven absolutely worshiped the NY Yankees and Thurman Munson was his idol! He also was a fan of the NY Giants, the NY Knicks and the NY Islanders.

He leaves his two children, Cory J. Gencarella of Ledyard and Christopher E. Gencarella of Westerly; the mother of his children, Rosa M. Gencarella of Westerly; three siblings, Edward Gencarella, Jr. of Pawcatuck, Todd Gencarella of Florida and Gail Gencarella-Liebrich of Virginia; and three nephews.

All services will be private. Gaffney-Dolan Funeral Home, 59 Spruce St., Westerly is in care of the arrangements. For online condolences please visit
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Victoria Wrang

Posted at 05:47pm
We are very sorry for your loss. We have many great memories of family gatherings on Margin Street.
Paul and Jean Bruno
Aunt Josephine Bruno

chris wriedt

Posted at 02:54pm
The Gencarella Family,

To all of you my sincerest condolences on the passing of Steven.

Respectfully Coach Wriedt

Rosa Gencarella Posted at 04:32pm

Thank you so much from the family

Christopher Gencarella Posted at 01:07am

Thank you so much for the kind words Coach Wriedt, I appreciate it. I know it's been a long time, but it was truly an honor to have you as my high school baseball coach. You taught me not just about how to be a good catcher, but also about life in general. When my father didn't have certain work obligations, he would make it to some of my baseball games. When I was catching, I would turn my head to the right and look for him because he usually sat in the away stands at Cimalore Field. Anyway, thank you again for the kind words coach, and I will always treasure my time being coached by you on the baseball field.

John Paonessa

Posted at 04:18am
Dearest Steve,
Unfortunately the last time I saw you was 25 years ago when you graciously came to my wedding. The first thing that pops into my mind are our famous tennis matches and those interminable Saturday morning ping-pong bouts. I will always treasure your great love affair with sports and your enviable and instilled knowledge of the game of baseball. How can I not recollect going to the Bronx to see a Yankees/Red Sox game?? This was probably the only day in my life which I adamantly wanted the Sox to lose and avoid hitchhiking back home!! Fortunately your Yankees won and, boy, I was able to utter a huge sigh of relief!! Thank you for fathering the best twin nephews an uncle could ever ask for!! My utmost and sincere condolences go out to you, Chris and Cory. Thanks again Steve for the great memories, for conveying the true love of sports and for the twins. If ever you meet with Thurman, please tell him this one's on me. John

Rosa Gencarella Posted at 07:08am

Thank you my brother. Such beautiful words. He will be miss by all of us.

Christopher Gencarella Posted at 10:40am

Thank you so much Uncle John. Words cannot express how special and descriptive of a message you just wrote from the heart. I am speechless. Thank you for always being the best uncle Cory and I could ever ask for. All I can visualize is my dad playing baseball with Thurman Munson and all the other Yankee greats on the baseball diamond in Heaven.

D. Antoch

Posted at 07:23pm
Todd, Gail, Ed and Family, So sorry to hear of Steve's passing. Sports were such a big part of growing up in our neighborhood. Steve was a big part of it, from our baseball, tennis ball or wiffle ball games in your yard, to our weekly 2 on 2 basketball games at your garage court, where it was Steve and Billy Tanner, versus me and Pete Dimaggio. Billy and I were probably 13 or 14 then, and Steve and Pete would have been about mid twenties. But I know they had a blast even if we were youngsters.
Warm condolences, Dave Antoch

Todd Gencarella Posted at 08:55am

Great times in a great neighborhood. Steve and I would talk about it all the time. He would hit home runs over your house. Hope you are well. Todd

Rosa Gencarella Posted at 09:48am

Ty from the family. He will be missed

Rosa Gencarella Posted at 09:49am

Ty from the family. He will be missed

Christopher Gencarella Posted at 11:48am

Thank you Mr. Antoch and Uncle Todd for sharing such a beautiful trip down memory lane. Sports, especially baseball was essential in forming the strong bond between my father, myself, and my brother Cory. Any time I played baseball, I always tried to emulate my father. I miss you Dad every day.

Linda Greene

Posted at 06:34pm
Steven was our cousin, didn’t see too much of him once we lost our parents, but he was so handsome and full of fun. We are so sorry that he’s gone at such a young age. Our deepest sympathy to all his children, and to all who knew and loved him. Cousins, Laurie (Handley) Trombino and Linda (Handley)Greene

Rosa Gencarella Posted at 07:00pm

Ty. He was loved snd will be missed

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