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Ernest Van Cedarfield

October 26, 1931 ~ July 5, 2019 (age 87)

Ernest Van Cedarfield, age 87, husband of Rebecca (Eaton), of Interlachen, FL and formerly of Colchester, CT, passed away on July 5, 2019 at the Putnam Community Medical Center in Palatka, FL.  Born on October 26, 1931 in Springfield, MA, he was a son of the late Anton and Emily (Bliss) Van Cedarfield. Ernest retired several years ago after a career as a facility maintenance man at Eastern Connecticut State University.  He also served many Assembly of God congregations as an on call clergyman.  In his free time, he enjoyed motorcycle riding with his wife, and camping and spending time with his family. Ernest will be remembered as a happy man who was devoted to God and his family. He was a great husband and a great man. He will be sadly missed but remembered with love by his wife of 47 years, Rebecca; six children and their spouses, Richard (Carol) Van Cedarfield of Newington, Ronald Van Cedarfield of Wethersfield, Ernest, Jr. (Jean) Van Cedarfield of Virginia; Debra James of California, Steven Van Cedarfield of Hebron, Mark (Carol) Van Cedarfield of Colchester; step children, Samantha (John) Horocks of Wilton, ME, Ronald Chamberlain of Coventry, Richard Chamberlain of Interlachen, FL, Frank (Amy) Chamberlain of East Hampton; two brothers, David Van Cedarfield of Colchester, Jack Van Cedarfield of Florida, a sister, Margaret Corsaro; numerous grandchildren, great great grandchildren, and extended family and friends.  In addition to his parents, he was predeceased by two step children, Menta and Anna and seven siblings, Myrtle Bennette, Barbara Standish, Lawrence, Harold, Daniel, Francis and James Van Cedarfield.  Funeral services will be held on Friday, July 12th at the Aurora-McCarthy Funeral Home, 167 Old Hartford Rd., Colchester, beginning at 1pm with visitation, 2pm service at the funeral home, followed by burial in Linwood Cemetery in Colchester.  Donations in his memory may be made to the Transformation Assembly of God Church 1104 Old Colchester Rd., Oakdale, CT 06370.  For online condolences, please visit  

Donations may be made to:

Transformation Assembly of God Church
1104 Old Colchester Rd, Oakdale CT 06370

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