Katherine 'Kaye' E. Ceraso, age 87, of Hamden, passed away on May 14, 2013. Kaye was the widow of Frank W. Ceraso. Born in Lowell, MA on February 25, 1926 she was a daughter of the late Raymond & Catherine Carroll Grimshaw. Kaye is survived by her daughter, Christine Parisi & her husband Peter of Wallingford; her son Francis Ceraso & his wife Mary of Charlotte, NC; grandchildren Allison & Amanda Parisi & MacKensie Ceraso; sisters Mary Soules of Durham, Carol Mennone of Wallingford & Barbara Davidson of VA; brothers Edward Grimshaw of Hamden & Robert Grimshaw of East Haven and several nieces & nephews. Kaye was predeceased by her sister Theresa Souhrada and her brothers John, Raymond & Thomas Grimshaw. A resident of Hamden most of her life, she was a retired Claims Adjuster of the Century Insurance Company and a member of the American Legion Women's Auxiliary. Friends may attend her funeral on Friday, May 17th at 10:00 AM from BEECHER & BENNETT FUNERAL HOME, 2300 Whitney Ave, Hamden followed by her Mass of Christian Burial at 11:00 AM in Ascension Church, 1040 Dunbar Hill Rd, Hamden and may visit with her family at the funeral home on Thursday from 4:00 to 7:00 PM. Interment will take place in All Saint's Cemetery, North Haven. 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. Dear Chris and Family, please know how much your mother was loved and adored. Your are in our thoughts and prayers. I’m sorry we won’t be able to come to the service. Please take care of yourselves.

  2. Dear Chris and Pete, my heart goes out to you, for all that you have done for your mom and dad all these years. My mind has been filled with Kaye for the past 8 days, so I guess I feel something happening ~ some things will never change ~ if you get what I mean. I know that your dad is SO HAPPY to have his wife(the upstairs maid) back with him and I can feel in my heart that they are BOTH smiling down on you. PLEASE call anytime if you need to unload about ANYTHING ~ we can share a drink over the phone. Hugs and LOVE to all you, Doni Marzullo-Colburn

  3. Dear Christine and Family, My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family at this difficult time. May the memories that you encounter over the years fill your hearts with peace, love and encouragement. Katherine is in heaven now and walks among the angels who guide us down on earth with our lives. She will be your guiding light and help each of you through the rest of your days. Love to all Mrs. Elizabeth Day-Summers

  4. Dear Christine and Family. What could I say. Your family and I go back many years and your mom was a special friend, always there when I needed her. Chauffering the kids to school and then taking me to the VA when my husband was hospitalized and all the good times we shared. We have lost many friends but when Kaye’s illness overtook her it was devastating to us. I’m sure God had a special place saved for her in heaven. Know that Kaye will always be remembered in our hearts. Rest in Peace Kaye.

  5. Dear Christine and Family: We were saddened to learn of Kaye’s passing. She was truly an icon, and we can remember her helping your Dad at .Frankie’s Cleaners. in New Haven in the ‘good old days’. They were wonderful memories, and we know you will always treasure them! Our deepest sympathy to all of you. Jo Ann (Sal) Callegari, West Haven,CT and Vini (Amelia Callegari Pallone) Swidock, Wallingford, CT, Friends.

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