Demetrio Cara

Demetrio F. "Dan" Cara

Saturday, August 27, 1938 - Monday, December 30, 2019
Recommend this to your friends.
Share via:

Sign in to the Family Interactive Login

The Family Interactive feature enhances An Amazing Life. Authorized family members can securely access their loved one's memorial website settings at any time.

Share Book of Memories with a Friend

Please enter the name and email details so that we can send your friend a link to the online tribute. No names or addresses will be collected by using this service.

Email Sent

Your email has been sent.

To share your memory on the wall of Demetrio Cara, sign in using one of the following options:

Sign in with Facebook


Or sign in with your email address

Your condolence has been submitted for approval. There may be a delay before posting.

Provide comfort for the family by sending flowers or planting a tree in memory of Demetrio Cara

No Thanks

Contact Funeral Home

Please enter your question / comment below:

Email Sent

Your email has been sent.


Demetrio Frank โ€œDanโ€ Cara, 81, a longtime resident of Wassaic, NY, passed away on Monday, December 30, 2019 at The Grand Rehabilitation and Nursing Center in Pawling, NY. Mr. Cara was a butcher and supervisor of the meat market at Grand Union and various other local markets. He later worked as a car salesman a local dealerships.

Born on August 27, 1938 in Brooklyn, NY, he was the son of the late Frank and Elena (Pisciotta) Cara. Mr. Cara proudly served in the Army National Guard. On October 10, 1998 in Wassaic, NY, he married Catherine Turenchalk who survives at home. Mr. Cara enjoyed art especially painting and drawing; he was also a wood worker.

In addition to his loving wife, Mr. Cara is survived by three daughters, Susan Cara Hennicke of Richboro, PA, Ellen Buffa of Tolland, CT and Patricia Farrell of Greenfield, IN. He is also survives by four sons, Edward A. Farrell IV of Danbury, CT, Dennis Farrell of Tennessee, Kevin Farrell of Nashville, TN and Thomas Farrell of Indiana. He is also survived by a brother, Vincent Cara of Brooklyn, NY; a sister, Selene Seizler of Oregon; ten grandchildren and ten great-grandchildren.

Calling hours will be held from 3 to 5 p.m. on Friday, January 3, 2020 at the Hufcut Funeral Home, 3159 Route 22, Dover Plains, NY. A prayer service will be offered at 4:30 p.m. For directions or to send the family an online condolence, please visit
Read Less

To plant a memorial tree in honor of Demetrio F. "Dan" Cara, please visit our Heartfelt Sympathies Store.

Service Details

  • Visitation

    Friday, January 3, 2020 | 3:00pm - 5:00pm
    Friday, January 3, 2020 3:00pm - 5:00pm
    Hufcut Funeral Home
    3159 Route 22
    DOVER PLAINS, NY 12522
    Get Directions: View Map | Text | Email
  • Service

    Friday, January 3, 2020 | 4:30pm
    Friday, January 3, 2020 4:30pm
    Hufcut Funeral Home
    3159 Route 22
    DOVER PLAINS, NY 12522
    Get Directions: View Map | Text | Email
    A prayer service will be offered at 4:30 p.m. during the visitation.
    Fr. Kent Wilson


We encourage you to share your most beloved memories of Demetrio here, so that the family and other loved ones can always see it. You can upload cherished photographs, or share your favorite stories, and can even comment on those shared by others.

Private Condolence
Plant a Tree in Memory of Demetrio
0 trees have been planted in memory of Demetrio F. "Dan" Cara

Jerome & Joan Sommer

Posted at 04:55am
Jerome and I cannot describe our feelings for the loss of Dan, our brother-in-law. He was always a kind, gentle, loving & caring good man. We will miss sharing the many conversations and great times spent together in the past. You are at rest with the Lord. Our heartfelt condolences are shared with our entire family. Love you Dan.

Nora Farrell

Posted at 12:16pm
Although I have sooo many wonderful memories of Dan, I think my favorite one is when he presented me with a drawing that he did of my dad. That drawing was framed and still hangs in my living room today. Thanks for all the memories and for being a wonderful Grandpa to my children. Until we meet again.....๐Ÿ’™

Photos & Videos

Photo Album

Upload up to 10 images at a time, max 8MB each