Frank W. Ceraso, age 91, of Hamden, passed away on September 25, 2012. Born in New Haven on July 4, 1921 he was a son of the late Michael C. & Christina Angiollo Ceraso. Frank is survived by his wife, Katherine 'Kaye' Grimshaw Ceraso; his daughter, Christine Parisi & her husband Peter of Wallingford; his son Francis Ceraso & his wife Mary of Charlotte, NC; his grandchildren Allison & Amanda Parisi & MacKenzie Ceraso and his sisters, Grace & Angelina Ceraso both of Hamden. Frank was predeceased by his brother Matteo Ceraso. He was a US Army Veteran of WWII, a member of the American Legion Post 150 and the Hamden Elks Club. Frank was retired from Geometric Tool as a Stock Supply Manager, prior to that he was the Co-Owner and Operator of Economical Cleaners formerly of New Haven. Frank's family would like to thank the staff of Hamden Health Care for the care & compassion that he received in his time of need. Friends may attend his funeral on Friday, September 28th at 8:30 AM from BEECHER & BENNETT FUNERAL HOME, 2300 Whitney Ave, Hamden followed by his Mass of Christian Burial to be celebrated at 9:30 AM in the Church of the Ascension, 1040 Dunbar Hill Rd, Hamden. His burial with Military Honors will take place in All Saint's Cemetery, North Haven. Friends may also visit with his family at the funeral home on Thursday from 4:00 to 6:00 PM. In lieu of flowers memorial contributions may be made to the Alzheimer's Association, 2911 Dixwell Ave, Suite 205, Hamden, CT 06518.

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  1. I have MANY memories. All of them filled with TONS of laughter. Frank was a pioneer with his HUGE coffee cup that is now a days standard. Frank had an infectious giggle and now that is silent but never will it be silent in my mind. My prayers are with all of the family ~ may God bless you all.

  2. I have MANY memories. All of them filled with TONS of laughter. Frank was a pioneer with his HUGE coffee cup that is now a days standard. Frank had an infectious giggle and now that is silent but never will it be silent in my mind. My prayers are with all of the family ~ may God bless you all.

  3. My heart goes out to you and your family Chris, There are no words to express your loss. Just remember to think of something that made you happy or something funny that your Dad did or said and if you do that……… take notice…… you will find a smile on your face. Hugs and kisses to you and your family……… Kathy

  4. Frank, our friendship goes way back to the days when we were teenagers – you, your brother Matt and a group of our mutual friends gathering every morning and walking to Commercial High School on Tower Parkway. Our children’s friendship going to St. John the Baptist grammar school, driven to and from by your devoted wife, Kaye. And the many mutual friendships the 4 of us enjoyed at the Geometric Retirees group and Ridge Road Seniors Asso. You have now joined with many mutual friends. Our condolescences to your devoted family whose friendship we enjoyed through the years. Rest in peace Frank. Annette and Jerry

  5. Our deepest condolensces to you and your family on your loss. May our prayers go with you for peace and solace at this time. Tony, Leslie & Chelsea

  6. Wishing you peace and love as you go through the grief of losing your dad, Christine and family. I hope thoughts of happy times will fill your minds as you honor your dad’s life.

  7. Dear Christina and Family Wishing you all the love, peace and hope during this difficult time. Life is a journey and your dad has completed his on earth ,but will continue as an angel guiding us all. May the memories soar in your hearts and make you laugh. With all my love. Elizabeth Day-Summers

  8. Dear Kaye and Family: Vini (Pallone) Swidock and I were saddened to read of Frank’s passing. We truly enjoyed our visit with you and Frank several years ago and all the reminiscing of .the good old days. and with Frank sharing old photos of my Dad (Sal). I can still remember from my youth of going to the cleaners with my Dad to visit with .Frankie. as Dad called him. Kaye, you and Frank were wonderful friends of our Family, and Vini and I will cherish all the wonderful memories. Our deepest sympathy to you and your Family. Jo Ann Callegari and Vini (Pallone) Swidock.

  9. Chris, so sorry for your loss. Keeping warm thoughts for you and your entire family and will keep you guys in my prayers. Stay strong little friend.

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