Ernest J. Asprelli, Sr.

ernest asprelli, sr.
Ernest J. Asprelli, Sr., age 82, of Woodbridge, husband of the late Joan (Pepe) Asprelli, passed away at his home on March 27, 2017. Born in New Haven on February 6, 1936, he was a son of the late Joseph and Amalia (Luzzi) Asprelli. He is survived by his two sons, Ernest J. Asprelli, Jr. and his wife Carol and Richard J. Asprelli; and two beloved granddaughters, Vera M. Asprelli & Valeria 'Lera' Asprelli. Ernest was predeceased by his brother, Robert M. Asprelli. Ernie began a lifetime career investing and trading in the financial markets at the age of 15. Licensed as a Stockbroker in 1960, Ernie began his career at Bache and Company. As he progressed through his career Ernie held positions with Shearson Hayden Stone, Lehman Brothers, Smith Barney, and Citigroup, ending his 50 year career as a Senior Vice President and Financial Advisor for Morgan-Stanley Wealth Management in New Haven. A U.S. Army Veteran, Ernie served his country during the Korean War. A resident of Woodbridge since 1973, Ernie was involved in numerous community organizations, including the Woodbridge Rotary Club, where he was a Past President, and was a former member of the Woodbridge Zoning Board of Appeals. Ernie served on the Parish Council for Our Lady of the Assumption Church in Woodbridge, CT and was a Charter Member of the Knights of Columbus. In addition, Ernie was a lifetime member of the Amity Club of New Haven. His Funeral will be held from Beecher & Bennett Funeral Home, 2300 Whitney Ave., Hamden at 9:00 AM Tuesday, April 3rd, followed by his Mass of Christian Burial to be celebrated at 10:00 AM in Our Lady of the Assumption Church, 81 Center Rd., Woodbridge. Burial will take place in Northwest Cemetery, Woodbridge. Friends may also visit with his family Monday, April 2nd, from 4:00 - 8:00 p.m. at the funeral home. In lieu of flowers contributions may be made in Ernie’s memory to the Asprelli Family fund of the Amity Charitable Trust, P.O. Box 8626, New Haven, CT 06531 or to a charity of your choice.

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  1. Dear Ernie, Richard & Family, Please accept my deepest sympathy. Your father was a kind and gentle man. He was one of the first to welcome us to Woodbridge and Bob always enjoyed connecting with him at Amity. My thoughts and prayers are with you.

  2. Ernie and Richard So sorry to hear of Dad’s Passing. Ernie was a dear friend, Amity friend and consultant during his vibrant years and will be remembered for those good years. In the recent years he will be remembered as the most courageous man I have ever had the pleasure of knowing. Our apologies for not being able to attend the services, since we are still in Florida. Our thoughts and prayers are with you during this very difficult time.

  3. I am sorry to read this. Ernest was a good and kind man. Always showed great courage and dignity for his fellow man. I will always remember his humor.

  4. Ernie, Richard and Family You know how much I enjoyed knowing Ernie – it was a gift to me. Besides offering some very good financial advice, I loved the .insults. he used to toss at me and so may others. Wonderful sense of humor, and just a wonderful guy. Please accept my condolences. Judy joins me in sending her condolences- loved Ernie!!

  5. Ernie, Richard and Family, please accept our heart felt sympathies at the passing of cousin Ernie. We will miss him.

  6. Heartfelt condolences to you Rich, and your family. Losing a loving Dad is such a great loss. My thoughts and prayers go out to you and your family.

  7. Ernie, Richard and family please accept my heartfelt sympathy in the loss of your Dad. May he Rest In Peace with our loved ones in Heaven. God bless.

  8. Richard, Our condolences go out to you and your family during the recent passing of your father. Remember that he is looking down at you all smiling in God’s hands. Love, Eric and Pam Pero Bethany, CT

  9. Richard – so sorry to hear of the passing of your father. My thoughts and prayers are with you during this difficult time.

  10. Richard- Our deepest Condolences go you to you and your family during this time. You are in our thoughts and prayers. Michael, Karl, Dominick, and Audrey

  11. So sorry for your loss. I can remember many conversations I had with your dad as a young boy staying at my grandmother’s at Frank St. in New Haven. He loved building model airplanes and would invite me upstairs to watch him assemble them. My deepest sympathies.

  12. Richy, my prayers are with you. You took such loving care of your Dad. No doubt he was very grateful and proud of the man you are. Sue

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