In memory of
Henry E. Cetina
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In memory of
Henry E. Cetina
Cetina, Henry E. Henry E. Cetina (Hank) of Chappaqua, NY and Naples, Florida, loving husband, father and grandfather passed away on February 16, 2017. He was 81 years old. Hank was born in the Bronx, NY to parents Christopher and Maria (Pacheco) Cetina. He married Patricia McKeever in the Bronx in 1960 and together they raised three great children and have seven wonderful grandchildren, the pride and joy of his life. Beside his wife Patricia, Hank is survived by his son, Henry E. Cetina Jr. and his wife Theresa of Rye, NY and grandchildren Sophia and Henry. Also surviving are daughters Andrea Cetina Scarpelli of Somers, NY and grandchildren Alexandria and Claude Carnahan; and daughter Linda Cetina Ryan and her husband Eoghan of Celbridge, County Kildare, Ireland and grandchildren Maria, Grace and Kieran. Surviving also are sisters Olda Gioia and Aracelli Cetina and brother Edward (predeceased by his dear wife Valerie), as well as many relatives, friends and extended family in Merida, Yucatan, Mexico, the birthplace of his parents. After graduating from Cardinal Hayes High School in the Bronx, Hank was drafted during the Korean war and served in the U.S. Army Intelligence Division in the Armed Forces Far East Headquarters in Japan. Upon honorable discharge from military service he was appointed to the NYPD in 1957. Along the way and under the G.I. bill Hank obtained a degree in economics from Fordham University. In the NYPD he rose through the ranks based on competitive civil service examinations and he was promoted to Sergeant, Lieutenant, and Captain. As Captain he was the Commanding Officer of the 73rd Precinct in the Brownsville section of Brooklyn. He was later promoted to Deputy Inspector in 1986 and Inspector in 1988. At the time of his retirement in 1991 he was the Commanding Officer of Bronx Narcotics. During his 34 years with the NYPD he served with fairness, honor, and distinction. Hank was a loving, selfless, devoted husband, father, and grandfather. We thank all of our family and friends who showed their love and affection to him throughout his life. We thank the Febles family who lovingly embraced Hank as "Kiko", as well as his extended family at the Mission of Mount Loretto, Staten Island who meant so much to him. We are grateful to all who were part of this wonderful man's life. We will miss him forever. Visiting hours will be on Friday, February 17 from 4:00 PM to 8:00 PM at t the Cassidy-Flynn funeral home, 288 East Main Street, Mt. Kisco, NY 10549. There will be a funeral service on Saturday, February 18 at 10:00 AM at the Cassidy-Flynn Funeral Home with burial to follow at the Oakwood Cemetery in Mt. Kisco. In lieu of flowers the family suggests a donation to the National Multiple Sclerosis Society and/or the National Down Syndrome Society.
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