Jeannine M. Cerasale, 87, of West Columbia (formerly of Meriden, CT) passed away peacefully on Sunday, February 16th, 2020, surrounded by her family and friends.
Born in Meriden, CT on 8/16/1932, she was the daughter of Ernest and Alice Despres. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her brother, Louis Despres; and her loving husband, Generose, whom she was married to for 42 years.
She is survived by her daughters Linda Sforza and husband Nick, of Port St. Lucie FL, Jean-Marie Carta and husband Louis of West Columbia SC, and sons: Richard Cerasale and wife Jill of Wakefield RI, Dan Cerasale and wife Patricia of Meriden CT, Jeff Cerasale and wife Chari of Meriden CT, John Cerasale and wife Tanya of West Columbia SC, and nephew Lyon Despres and family of Hawaii: She was a wonderful grandmother and great-grandmother to 9 grandchildren and 17 great-grandchildren.
She was very active with the senior community as a volunteer with her great friend Robert Keeder. She also loved to read and crochet afghans, many of which were blue ribbon winners.
A memorial service to celebrate her life will be held at 11 am on Saturday, February 22nd, 2020 at Moseley Funeral & Cremation Service located at 914 Meeting St., West Columbia.