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Ann Marie

August 23, 1933 – October 28, 2018

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Obituary for Ann Marie Cestaro

Ann Marie Cestaro, 85, of Main Street, Dalton, passed away October 28, 2018 at Berkshire Medical Center.

She was born in Malden, MA on August 23, 1933, the daughter of the late William and Anna Mae Murphy Moriarty. Ann attended St. Mary’s High School in Malden.

She went on to marry Arthur T. Cestaro Jr. on April 13, 1952. They recently celebrated their 66th wedding anniversary.

She was a communicant of St. Mary of the Assumption Church in Cheshire, and was very active in the church. Her interests included sewing, traveling, and she was a devoted Boston Red Sox fan. Ann's greatest joy came from spending time with her large family.

In addition to raising and caring for her family, Ann devoted over 20 years of her life to government service, supporting the Air Force, Navy, and the Department of Veterans Affairs.

Besides her loving husband, Arthur Cestaro of Dalton, she leaves behind three daughters, Amy Lacharite and husband Donald of Warren, MA, Ann Marie Hines and husband K. Foster of Dalton, Christine Bona and husband Glen of Dalton; two sons, Arthur T. Cestaro III and wife Chris of Louisville, KY, and Ted W. Cestaro of Pittsfield; eight grandchildren, Marjorie-Ann, Melinda, Grace, Glen Jr., Joseph, Payton, Greer, and Olivia and five great-grandchildren, Emma, Nicholas, Kayla, Riley, and Sophie.

Ann was predeceased by her sister, Patricia Cullen and brother William Moriarty.

FUNERAL NOTICE: Funeral Services for Mrs. Cestaro will be held, Friday, November 2, 2018 with a Liturgy of Christian Burial at 10:00am at St. Mary of the Assumption Church, celebrated by Rev. Matthew Guidi, Pastor. Burial will follow in Cheshire Cemetery. Calling hours will be held, Thursday, November 1, 2018 from 4:00pm to 7:00pm at Dery Funeral Home, 54 Bradford Street, Pittsfield. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made in her name to St. Mary of the Assumption Church or to Cheshire Volunteer Fire Department, in care of the funeral home.

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When November 1, 2018 4:00pm - 7:00pm
Dery Funeral Home
54 Bradford Street
Pittsfield, MA 01201

Service Information

November 2, 2018 10:00am
St. Mary of the Assumption Church
Church Street
Cheshire, MA 01225
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