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N. Edward Cerasuolo

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Mr. Edward "Ned" Cerasuolo Retired Superintendent of Maintenance for Mass Turnpike Authority Mr. N. Edward "Ned" Cerasuolo, 83 years, died on Monday, June 23rd at the Kaplan Family Hospice House in Danvers. He was the loving husband of Eileen P. (Stewart) Cerasuolo with whom he shared 61 years of marriage. Born in Medford and raised in Bedford, he was the son of the late John and Rose (Spera) Cerasuolo. He was a graduate of Lexington High School and New Hampton Prep. and attended Brown University. A Korean War U.S. Marine Corps veteran, Mr. Cerasuolo moved to Saugus in 1953 and operated the Sim Carnation and Garden Center. He was President of the N.E. Carnation Growers and was chosen to supply carnations and deliver them to JFK's Inaugural Ball in 1961. He was a Saugus Town Meeting Member and Finance Committee Member, Chairman of the Housing Authority during the construction of Laurel Towers, Vice Chairman of IBTTA-International Bridge, Turnpike & Tunnel Assoc. Ned was a member of the Saugus Lions Club, Mass. Association of Retirees, and a founding member of the Tumble Inn Diner "Coffee Booth" Group. As the Superintendent of Maintenance for the Massachusetts Turnpike Authority, he represented the Turnpike Authority on the Dukakis Beautification Committee. He also received an award from Lady Bird Johnson for planting wildflowers along the Turnpike. Besides his wife, Mr. Cerasuolo leaves one son, Mark Cerasuolo and his wife Dawn of WA; one daughter, Karen Valeri and her husband Frank of Saugus; three grandchildren, Francesca Valeri, Pierce Chamberlain and Hillary Washburn and her husband Brian; two brothers, John Cerasuolo and his wife Sheila of Saugus, Vincent Cerasuolo and his wife Toby of ME. He is also survived by many nieces and nephews. In lieu of flowers donations in his memory may be made to the DeSanctis Legacy Fund at giving.massgeneral.org or DeSanctis Legacy Fund, Memory of N. Edward Cerasuolo, checks payable to Massachusetts General Hospital, c/o MGH Development Office, 100 Cambridge St., Suite 1310, Boston, MA 02114-2548 or to Kaplan Family Hospice House, 78 Liberty St., Danvers, MA 01923. SERVICE INFORMATION Visiting hours were held in the Bisbee-Porcella Funeral Home, 549 Lincoln Ave., SAUGUS, on Sunday, June 29th. A funeral was held from the funeral home on Monday, June 30th followed by a funeral mass in St. Margaret's Church, 431 Lincoln Ave., Saugus. Interment Riverside Cemetery, Saugus.

Published in The Saugus Advertiser from July 3 to July 10, 2014
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