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Mircea Carseli
November 24, 2022


Mircea Carseli has died peacefully at home in Mystic CT on Thanksgiving morning, November 24, 2022.

He was born on March 4th, 1930 in Silistra, then part of Romania and had a happy countryside childhood along his sister and his cousins.

Following the events of 1940, when the country was forced to cede part of territories to its neighbors, the family took refuge in Bucharest.

After graduating high school in Bucharest, Mircea traveled to Iasi to attend college in chemical engineering. There he forged friendships that have lasted a lifetime. He started playing rugby for his college team and he continued to play in the Major League after graduation from college.

Mircea started working at Neferal, where he achieved early recognition of his abilities, his strong work ethics and sense of duty. He has an unwavering support for justice, especially for the underdogs. He was subjected to unjust communist prosecutions, and he was sidelined due to his “family of unhealthy origin”. On his line of work, he had significant professional exposures and suffered with lead poisoning twice, as well as significant burns after a foundry oven exploded in his face.

He met the love of his life, Silvia, in 1966 and they built a wonderful life together, based on love and trust.

Mircea's love for America started in his youth, while watching western movies. He was a John Wayne afficionado. After retirement, he followed his son Dinu to the United States, and he was extremely proud when he was finally naturalized as a US citizen.

He has always been easy going, making friendships on the spot, and eager to share his life experiences, not being phased out by any language barrier. He had an encyclopedic font of knowledge and loved arts and opera.

He enjoyed raising his two grandchildren, Maria (whom he affectionately called Mary-Lou) and Nicholas (Nick, with whom he shared a special bond, as they were both born on March 4, only 81 years apart). The children called him Papu, and that became his name for all of us.

Mircea leaves behind his wife, Silvia Carseli, his sister Ecaterina (Tinca) Moisescu, his son Constantin (Dinu) Carseli and his wife Anca Bulgaru, and his two grandchildren Maria and Nicholas. He is also survived by his cousins, nephews and nieces and their families in USA and/or Romania. He will be missed dearly by his family and friends.

His family invites relatives and friends for a calling hour beginning at 10:00am and a religious service at 11:00am on Saturday, December 3, at the Dinoto Funeral Home, 17 Pearl Street, Mystic. Burial will immediately follow in Elm Grove Cemetery, Mystic.

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Dinoto Funeral Home
17 Pearl Street
Mystic, CT 06355