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Michael A. Cerussi Jr.

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CERUSSI, MICHAEL A., JR.

Michael A. Cerussi, Jr. of Riverside, CT died comfortably in his home, surrounded by family, after a prolonged illness on February 14, 2011. He was 61.

Mr. Cerussi was the President and Founder of Cerussi & Spring, P.C., a civil litigation law firm in White Plains, New York. He was a prominent trial lawyer who received national recognition in products liability defense litigation throughout the country. He served as a Member of the Board of Trustees of Berkshire School and the Board of Visitors of Pace University, School of Law. In 1996, he was inducted as a Fellow in the American College of Trial Lawyers.

Mr. Cerussi was born on October 21, 1949 in New York City to parents, Michael A. and Anne T. Upon graduating from Iona Grammar School and Cardinal Farley Military Academy, he attended Georgetown University and in 1972, received a Bachelor of Arts degree from Iona College. Mr. Cerussi earned his law degree from Hofstra University, School of Law in 1976.

On September 24, 1977, he married Kathryn Lovett Zinn, who survives him. Mr. Cerussi and his wife have lived in Riverside, CT for the past 28 years, and maintain a home in Juno Beach, Florida where he enjoyed spending the winter months. He was an active participant in Old Marsh Golf Club of Palm Beach Gardens, Florida, and at Innis Arden Golf Club, in Old Greenwich, CT, where he was President from 2008 through 2009. Prior to 1983, Mr. Cerussi lived in Bronxville, New York and New York City.

Mr. Cerussi is survived by, in addition to his wife, his son, Michael A. III, of New York City; sisters, Rosemary Ferrer of Greenwich, CT, Nancy A. of Delray Beach, Florida; and brother, Thomas F., of Darien, CT. A brother, Ernest M., predeceased him in 1994.

A memorial service will be held on Friday, February 18, 2011 at 2 p.m. at The First Congregational Church of Greenwich, 108 Sound Beach Avenue, Old Greenwich, CT. Donations in Mr. Cerussi's memory may be made to The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society online at www.leukemia-lymphoma.org or by mail to 1311 Mamaroneck Avenue, Suite 130, White Plains, New York 10605.

Published in the The Journal News on Feb. 16, 2011
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