Cecelia A. ‘Ceal’ Stair
May 17, 1940 — Nov. 25, 2017
Cecelia A. Stair, 77, of Waukesha, found eternal peace Saturday, November 25, 2017, at Seasons Hospice surrounded by her loving family. She was born May 17, 1940, to the late Perfecto and Carmen (nee Melendes) Hernandez. She was a 1959 graduate of Waukesha High School. On December 6, 1969, she married the love of her life, Kenneth J. Stair.
It was not hard for Ceal to go anywhere in Waukesha and find someone she knew. She worked at Amron and General Castings. As co-owner of Ceal’s tavern, with husband Ken, she was known for her infectious laugh and famous enchiladas. In the 1980s, she helped manage Richguy’s Blue Lantern Tavern. Later she worked at Dixon Oil and Donuts Plus.
She will be sadly missed by her husband, Ken, and her children, sons Todd (Peggy) Stair and Dan (Rhonda) Stair and daughters Kimberly (Troy) Hendrickson and Kiley Stair. She was the proud grandma of Amy Gerassimoff, Tyler (Brittany) Miller, Kyle Stair, Jessica Stair, Hannah Stair and Cash Hendrickson and great-grandma of Lydia Gerassimoff, and Aubrey and Emmett Miller. She is further survived by a brother Vic (Sue) Hernandez of Virginia Beach, Va., and a sister Carrie (John) Dries of Marietta, Ga., as well as brother-in-law Mark (Jackie) Stair. She is also survived by an uncle, nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends.
She was preceded in death by her brother Richard (the late Nancy) Hernandez.
Memorials in her name are appreciated to the charity of donor’s choice.
A memorial visitation will be held on Saturday, December 9, from 2 p.m. until the time of a memorial service at 4 p.m. at Church and Chapel Funeral Home, 380 Bluemound Road (at highways J and JJ, four blocks south of Interstate 94), Waukesha.
Church and Chapel Funeral Home of Waukesha is serving the Stair family. For more information, call 262-827-0659 or visit www.churchandchapel.com to view the online obituary or leave condolences. To receive this obit/directions, text 1766626 to 414-301-6422.