Mary D. (Thibault) Cerasuolo, 86, a lifelong resident of Haverhill, passed away at her home with her loving family by her side after years of suffering from Alzheimer’s Disease.
She was born in Haverhill, Sept. 23, 1928. daughter of the late, Rene and Mary D. (Butler) Thibault. She attended Tilton grammar and Haverhill High Schools.
As a young woman, Cerasuolo met the love of her life, Angelo Cerasuolo Jr.. They married in 1948 and began what would be a partnership of 60 years until his passing in 2008. She began her career in the local shoe industry but would soon join with her husband in the local flower shop business. Angelo the florist flower business continues to flourish to this day, 64 years and four generations later.
A devoted wife, mother and grandmother, Cerasuolo was all about her faith, family, and community. She loved her parish of St. James and raised all of her children in the church. She volunteered countless hours to all the churches in Haverhill and during her retirement years, she volunteered at the Haverhill Citizens Center. She was a member of the Catholic Daughters of the Americas, Court St. James #436, and enjoyed many years of friendships and playing in the local bowling leagues.
A warm loving lady, always with a smile and something kind to greet you with, she had a great sense of humor and made you feel special in her presence. She would tell you she and Mickey Mouse were the same age as they were born the same year. She remembered fondly growing up in the Mt. Washington section of Haverhill, and was the proud drummer in the Tilton School Band.
She leaves her loving children, Angelo III, of Haverhill, Susan M. Powell, of Haverhill, Michael J. and his wife Diane, of Amesbury, Renee B. West and her husband, Scott, of Haverhill, and Christopher J. also of Haverhill, 13 grandchildren, Angelo IV, Kelly, Lance, Mara, Samantha, Melissa, Mary Jo, Jason, Heather, Patrick, Amber, Sabrina, and Christopher, several great grandchildren, and one great great granddaughter. She also leaves her brothers, Raymond Thibault, of Haverhill, Richard Thibault and his wife, Rose, of Medfield, and Robert Thibault and his wife, Annmarie, of Atkinson, N.H., sister in law, Ann Thibault, of Greenland, N.H., and several nieces and nephews. She was predeceased by her son Edward, and siblings, Dorothy Beaudoin, and Bernard and William Thibault. Mary’s family wishes to thanks the Merrimack valley Hospice, Home Health VNA, and all the caregivers for their support during the past few years.
Funeral services were Saturday morning at the funeral home and a Mass of Christian Burial followed in St. James Church, Winter St. Haverhill. Burial was in St. Patrick’s Cemetery, North Broadway, Haverhill. Memorial donations may be made in her name to the St. James Building Fund, 6 Cottage St. Haverhill, MA 01830.