Cecile A. Sartorelli, 100, of Manchester, died peacefully on November 5, 2021 at Mount Carmel Nursing Home, surrounded by her family. She was born in Berlin, NH on October 12, 1921, the daughter of the late Jules and Sarah (Ramsey) Sirois.
Cecile was a graduate of St. John High School, Concord in 1939 and a graduate of Notre Dame De Lourdes Hospital School of Nursing in 1943. Cecile served in the US Army Air Corps and was a flight nurse during WWII. She was honorably discharged at the rank of 1st Lieutenant in 1946. Cecile completed the Flight Nurses Training at AAF School of Aviation of Medicine at Randolph Field, Texas in 1945 and then became a flight nurse in the European Theatre. She earned her private pilot's license at Ferns Flying School upon return from the war. She worked as a registered nurse for Sacred Heart Hospital, Manchester and was the head nurse in the Intensive Care Unit upon the hospital opening. Cecile was also a volunteer with the American Red Cross for 13 years. She was a member of the Notre Dame Hospital Alumnae, the World War II Flight Nurses Assoc., American Legion Post 79, a charter member of WISMA, and was a communicant of St. Joseph Cathedral Parish. Above all else, Cecile will be remembered as a devoted and loving wife, mother, grandmother, and great grandmother.
Cecile was predeceased by her beloved husband, James F. Sartorelli in 2013, who she was married to for 66 years.
Surviving family members include son Stephen Sartorelli, and wife Catherine, of Auburn; two daughters, Brenda Wade, and husband John, of Manchester and Karen Carle, and husband Philip, of Hooksett; eight grandchildren, Andrew Sartorelli of Regensburg, Germany, Patrick Wade and wife Elizabeth of Amherst, Major Jeffrey Wade and wife Cynthia of Harker Heights, TX, Gregory Wade and wife Sophea of Hudson, Lauren Russell and husband Dylan of Manchester, Caroline Carle of Hooksett, Sarah Cook and husband James of Weare, and Kenneth Flynn of Manchester; twelve great grandchildren, Juliette, Penelope, Gwendolyn, Gregory, Jr., Connor, Harper, Liliana, Jacqueline, and Daniela Wade, and Griffin, Brenden and Kelsie Cook; and several nieces and nephews. She was also predeceased by daughter, Nancy Sartorelli Flynn in 2008; grandson, Matthew R. Sartorelli in 2003; and son in law, Paul D. Flynn, Jr. in 1980. The Sartorelli Family would like to thank Mount Carmel Nursing Home for the wonderful care given to Cecile.
There are no calling hours. A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated Wednesday at 10 a.m. in St. Joseph Cathedral Chapel, corner of Pine and Lowell streets, Manchester. Private committal prayers will follow at Mt. Calvary Cemetery, 474 Goffstown Rd., Manchester. At the request of family, no flowers please. Memorial donations, in Cecile's memory, may be made to: New Horizons for NH, 199 Manchester St., Manchester, NH 03103 or Sisters of the Precious Blood Monastery, 700 Bridge St., Manchester, NH 03104.