Ceasar Robert Falsani, 89, of Venice, died Saturday, Sept. 22, 2012.
He was born in Milford, N.H., April 10, 1923, son of the late Ceasar Roberto and Aida (Rocca) Falsani. Ceasar grew up on the Milford Town Oval, and participated in high school football, track and boxing. He enlisted in the Army during World War II, serving in both Africa and Europe. After the war, Ceasar met the love of his life, Flora “Jeannie” Wheeler, of Brookline, N.H., and married her Jan. 30, 1948. They raised their son, Bobby, in Milford, where Ceasar worked as a salesman for Keene Distributors. Active in the local VFW and American Legion, Ceasar was proud to be honored as New Hampshire VFW Commander of the Year. Ceasar and Jeannie were sponsors of the Milford Spartans, their son’s drum and bugle corps. In 1962, Ceasar and Jeannie moved to Berlin, N.H. to manage White Mountain Distributors, where he was a vibrant, well-loved boss and successful businessman. He was especially proud that his distributorship won many national sales awards from Anheuser-Busch Inc. Ceasar also remained active in the VFW and American Legion, as well as attending his son’s sports events. Ceasar and Jeanie retired to Venice, in 1986, where Ceasar enjoyed playing golf and made many trips home to New Hampshire and to Minnesota to visit their grandchildren. Ceasar loved to tell entertaining stories and will be remembered for his kindness and generosity to all. He was a member of Venice-Nokomis United Methodist Church, the VFW, American Legion and the Moose Club of Venice.
Beside his parents, Ceasar was preceded in death by Jeannie, his wife of 66 years; his sister and brother-in-law, Joan A. and Frank Tafe; his nephew Ronald Wheeler; and his lifetime friend, Douglas Young.
Ceasar is survived by his son and daughter-in-law, Robert Carl and Teresa (Boyle) Falsani; his grandchildren, Tara (Michael Olson) Falsani and Kelly (Heather) Falsani; and his great-grandchildren, Meri Shannon Harkins, Samuel Ceasar and Lucille Francis Falsani.
In addition, Ceasar leaves his brother and sister-in-law, Mario and Helen Falsani; his brother Umberto; his nieces Nancy (Tafe) Bowles, Pamela (Tafe) Michael and Cathleen Falsani (Maurice) Possley; his nephew Mark Falsani; his niece Rosemary Wheeler Gilley and her husband, Erlon; his nephew Ricky Wheeler; many great-nieces and nephews; as well as sister-in-law Winnifred (Maxwell) Wheeler.
The family would like to thank Ceasar’s longtime doctor, William Phifer, M.D., of Venice; Cheryl Carey, R.N., and her wonderful team of Carey Care caregivers, especially Nair, Kathleen, Betty, Karla and Serge for their extraordinary help; Karen and Billy DuPont; and Ceasar’s many friends in New Hampshire and Florida for their love and support of Ceasar, both lately and throughout his lifetime.
Services: A joint memorial service and celebration for Ceasar and Jean will be held in November. Farley Funeral Home, Venice, is in charge of arrangements. To send a condolence, visit www.farleyfuneralhome.com.
Contributions: In lieu of flowers, the family requests donations to a favorite charity in Ceasar and Jean’s honor.