Dorothy Marie Cerreta

MERIDEN - Dorothy (Sherri) Cerreta, 85, wife of the late John M. Cerreta, Sr., died Tuesday, April 8, 2014, at the Village of Kensington.

Born in Meriden on July 13, 1928, she was the daughter of the late Luke and Josephine DeBaise. She was a lifelong Meriden resident, graduated from Meriden High School and attended Stone Business School. Mrs. Cerreta was employed by the Meriden Board of Education for over 42 years. She was a parishioner of Our Lady of Mt. Carmel Church. Dorothy loved traveling to her second home in Miami Beach, Fla., and enjoyed walking on the beach.

She is survived by two sons, John M. Cerreta, Jr., and his wife, Ann Marie, of North Haven and Scott C. Cerreta and his wife, Lynn, of Southington and grandchildren, Jonathan, Elysia, Krystin, Anthony and Megan Cerreta. She is also survived by several nieces and nephews. She was predeceased by her brother, Luke DeBaise, Jr.

The funeral will be held on Friday, April 11, at 9:15 a.m. from the John J. Ferry & Sons Funeral Home, 88 E. Main St., Meriden and at 10 a.m. at Our Lady of Mt. Carmel Church for a Mass of Christian burial. Entombment will be at Sacred Heart Cemetery. Family and friends may call at the funeral home on Thursday, April 10, from 4 to 8 p.m.

A special thank you to the staff at Comprehensive Dialysis Center in Meriden and to the staff at the Village of Kensington.

For online condolences and directions, please visit

Funeral Home

John J. Ferry & Sons Funeral Home
88 East Main Street Meriden, CT 06450

Published in The Record-Journal on Apr. 9, 2014