Carl Andrew Neri
January 13, 1939 – January 12, 2020
Carl Andrew Neri, of Clinton, passed away on January 12, 2020, at home.
He was born on January 13, 1939, in Brooklyn, NY, the son of Joseph and Anna (Giarelli) Neri.
He moved from Brooklyn at age 5 to Clinton (summer home) and attended the Clinton Schools and Graduated from Morgan, Class of '57. He also graduated New Haven College (Univ), Connecticut School of Electronics and he served in the Army National Guard.
Carl coached and sponsored several Clinton youth teams for decades. He served on the St. Mary's Parish Council. He served as Chairman of Clinton Republican Town Committee. He also served on multiple boards and commissions, including Public Works, Water Pollution, Planning & Zoning and Tax Assessment Appeals.
He worked for Technical Measurements Corp. and then started various businesses, Gravel operations, subdivsions/development, Clinton Food Mart and construction companies. Carl was the President of The Neri Corp. of Clinton.
He is a true story of the American Dream, proving hard work and diligence is rewarded. His dedication to family, faith and work were his trademark. There will never be another like Carl Neri, he was one of kind and he will be greatly missed.
Carl is survived by his wife Joan Neri; children Vincent A. Neri, and his wife Michelle of Westbrook and Kimberly Neri Simoncini and her husband Stephen of Clinton; sister Theresa Eva Thomas of Westbrook; grandchildren Mia Simoncini, Bridget, Brianna, Vincent C., Jocelynn and Julia Neri; and great grandson Andrew Neri. Carl was predeceased by his siblings Josie Chandler and Joseph Neri.
Calling hours will be held on Sunday, January 19th from 2-5pm at Swan Funeral Home, 80 E. Main St., Clinton. A Mass of Christian Burial will be held on Monday, January 20th at 11:15am in St. Mary Church of the Visitation, Grove St., Clinton. Burial with military honors will be at Resurrection Cemetery, Westbrook. In lieu of flowers memorial donations may be made to: Clinton Families Helping Families or Wounded Warriors.
2:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Swan Funeral Home
80 E Main St
Mass of Christian Burial
St Mary Church of The Visitation
54 Grove St
Carl Andrew Neri
Paul &Bernadette Garrity
January 17, 2020
Dear Vincent,Kim,Michelle and Family..
Sorry to hear this Sad news of your Dad,
Carl ... out thoughts and Prayers are with you ...
We are out of the Country now
but will be in be in touch when we return❤️
Paul , Jr & Bernadette Garrity
January 16, 2020
Family of Carl Neri.
Nice man and a Clinton legend.
He will be remembered.
Condolences and prayers to his family.
January 15, 2020
Hi Joan,so sorry for your loss.At our age it's a given.
Bill and I and the Neri clan grew up together as friends and neighbors in Silver Bluff.Were welcome in each others homes.Shared meals,played ball,went to Church and school together and of course "the beach",called my Mom "Mrs Waggel",made a few trips to Brooklyn with his Dad.We lived large.
That can be his epitaph.God Speed Carly Neri.
January 14, 2020
Carl was my older brother's (Eddie Crowder) best friend in high school and on, and so was often at our house. Carl was always so nice to me and a very good friend to my brother. Carl will be missed by many for many years to come.
January 14, 2020
Kim......your dad was one in a million. You have been so lucky to have had him, he was always in your corner, as dads should be. I loved when you would try and get his attention..daddy...dad...CARL! Joan...that man loved you and worshipped the ground you walked on. How lucky are you? Smile at your memories and laugh at the funny times.
Love Don and June Hansen
Jane Scully Welch
January 13, 2020
Joan....I am so glad I stopped by the other day. Saw Carl and enjoyed the visit....never even thinking that would be my last time. So many memories our two families share...we laughed and remembered. He was a good man and he will be missed by many of us......jane Scully Welch