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JUAN SERRANO Sr.


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JUAN SERRANO Sr. Obituary
Juan Serrano Sr.

1922-2015 WILLIAMSTOWN Juan Serrano Sr., 93 of 92 Elm St. died Friday, November 6, 2015 at Williamstown Commons. He was born in Barranquitas, Puerto Rico on October 12, 1922 son of Genaro Serrano and Lorenza (Ortiz) Serrano. He attended schools in Barranquitas. Juan learned how to cook while being a civilian working for the Army in Puerto Rico. He came to the United States in 1951, working as a chef in restaurants in CT and MA. He was last employed as the head chef at The Springs Restaurant in New Ashford, MA, retiring in 1965 due to an illness. He was a communicant of St. Anthony of Padua Church. Juan enjoyed cooking, gardening and woodworking. He also enjoyed reading, feeding the birds and watching sports, especially baseball, wrestling and boxing. Juan was devoted to his family and enjoyed spending time with his children, grandchildren and great grandchildren. His wife was Elsie E. (Raney) Serrano who died on June 25, 2002. They were married on September 4, 1959 in Stephentown, NY. Survivors include three sons, Carlos Serrano and his wife, Kim of Adams; Roberto "Bert" Serrano and his wife, Miriam of North Adams; and Juan Serrano Jr. and his wife, Kimberly of Adams; and six daughters- Juanita Serrano-Martinez and her husband, Israel of North Adams; Rosita "Zita" Serrano of Savoy; Elena "Cookie" Serrano Briggs and her husband, Fran of Adams; Migdalia Serrano and Iraida Serrano of Puerto Rico and Edna Serrano Salvatore of Kissimmee, FL He also leaves many grandchildren and great grandchildren; and one brother- Eusebio "Peter" Serrano of North Adams and nieces and nephews. He was predeceased by his brothers, Justino, Castulo, Francesco, and Casimiro and his sisters, Julia, Selsa, Matilda, Petra and Isabel. FUNERAL NOTICE: Services for Juan Serrano will be private. There are no calling hours. Burial will be in Eastlawn Cemetery. Memorial donations may be made to the or to the in care of FLYNN & DAGNOLI-MONTAGNA HOME FOR FUNERALS CENTRAL CHAPEL, 74 Marshall St. North Adams, MA 01247. To send a card or a message, please visit : www.flynndagnolifuneralhomes.com
Published in The Berkshire Eagle on Nov. 10, 2015
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