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Richard H. Cerutti

Obituary Condolences

GRAFTON - Richard H. "Rich" Cerutti, Sr., 71, of Route 2 died peacefully in his sleep on Friday, April 26th at his home.
Born January 5, 1942 in the Bronx, NY, he was the son of the late Benedict H. and Eva T. Marchukitis Cerutti. He has been a resident of Grafton since moving from the Bronx in 1975 and was a communicant of Our Lady of the Snow (St. John Francis Regis) Church in Grafton.
Educated in Bronx and Manhattan schools, Rich enlisted in the United States Navy in November of 1959. He was honorably discharged in December of 1962. He worked briefly in a Ford dealership in New Rochelle before starting his career in telecommunications. He started with Bell-South in New York and his career extended some 40 years when he retired from Verizon in 2005. He was a member of the Petersburgh Rod & Gun Club, the Hoosick Falls B.P.O.E and the NRA. He enjoyed hunting, shooting, bird watching and motorcycle riding. He truly loved horse racing, spending time at the track and OTB.
Survivors include his children Gina M. (Christopher) Ciccone of East Greenbush, Paula C. Cerutti of Watervliet, Angela L. Cerutti of Grafton, Richard H. (Theresa) Cerutti, Jr. of Grafton, Adam L. Cerutti of Tallapossa, Georgia, grandchildren Carina Ciccone, John and Alyssa Angus; Nicholas and Shawn Tripepi; and Hannah Rose Cerutti; a brother, William J. (Carol) Cerutti of the Bronx, and aunt Pat Marchukitis of East Hampton, MA, nieces, nephews and his loving, tireless canine companion Anna.
A Liturgy of Christian Death and Burial will be celebrated by Rev. Kenneth Gregory on Wednesday, May 1st at 10 am in the Our Lady of the Snow (St. John Francis Regis) Church, 31 Owen Road, Grafton. Interment with full military honors will take place at 12:30 PM in the Gerald B. H. Solomon Saratoga National Cemetery.
Relatives and friends are invited for the visitation on Tuesday, April 30th from 4 to 8 PM at the church.
Because of floral restrictions at the cemetery, memorial contributions would be appreciated and given to either the Wounded Warriors project or Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center in care of the Thomas M. Barber Funeral Home, PO Box 361, Petersburgh, NY 12138 in loving memory of Richard H. "Rich" Cerutti, Sr.
Published in www.troyrecord.com on Apr. 29, 2013
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