Francesca M. Cerullo
July 8, 1957 – June 9, 2019
Francesca M. Cerullo died peacefully Sunday, June 9, 2019, at 61 years old after a 20-year battle with breast cancer. She was surrounded by her beloved family and close friends. Born in Caracas, Venezuela to Cruz and Desiderio DiSisto, she was raised in the Bronx before moving to Cortlandt Manor, where she lived for 35 years.
She served her community enthusiastically as a teacher in the Hendrick Hudson School District for 20 years.
Her beauty, humor, and love for life will be remembered by her family. She is survived by her loving husband of 39 years, Gaspare Cerullo, daughter Francesca Jacks nee Cerullo (Benjamin Jacks), Cristina Cerullo (Gregory Gordon), granddaughter Nora Jacks, brother Desiderio DiSisto (Roseann DiSisto) and mother Cruz DiSisto.
Visitation will be held at Edward F. Carter Funeral Home: 170 Kings Ferry Road, Montrose, NY, 10548 on Wednesday June 12th, 2 p.m to 4 p.m. and 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. A funeral service will be held at Holy Name of Mary Church: 110 Grand Street, Croton-on-Hudson, NY, 10520 on Thursday, June 13, at 10 a.m. Entombment to follow at Sleepy Hollow Cemetery: 540 North Broadway, Sleepy Hollow, NY, 10591. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to the Cerullo Family Scholarship at Cardinal Spellman High School, a charity that benefits children of parents going through cancer treatment.
- Visitation Wednesday, June 12, 2019
- Mass of Christian Burial Thursday, June 13, 2019
Francesca M. Cerullo
June 13, 2019
R.I.P. Mrs. Cercullo I remember when you taught me in kindergarten Rest In Peace!! Cancer sucks!!
June 12, 2019
Your face, your radiant smile — how could we forget our high school friend. May you be at peace in God’s good arms. Prayers and loving thoughts to your family and friends at this very difficult time. There is comfort in peace, but we, here, will miss the wonderful laugh in the silence that follows. Heartbreaking, may the sunshine of your memory warm all our souls, and make this possible to bear in Heaven’s sight.
Goodnight, China ❤️
June 10, 2019
Your FGL family will forever have the memory of your love and dedication. You were not only a colleague, but a friend. You fought a long battle and we were honored and blessed to work along aside you. Rest in peace Francesca, we love you ❤️