Clipped From The Burlington Free Press
ANTHONY F. CERSOSIMO BRATTLEBORO Anthony "Tony" F. Cersosimo, 86, died Wednesday, Dec. 25, 2002, in Brattleboro Memorial Hospital surrounded by his family. In 1947, he founded Cersosimo Lumber Co., Inc. with a portable sawmill and a handful of excellent employees. Over the years, his company has grown into a major employer that is well-respected in the industry and the community. He was born in East Hartford, Conn, on March 12, 1916, a son of Dominic and Frances (Russo) Cersosimo. Mr. Cersosimo is survived by his wife, Pamela (Proctor) Cersosimo of Vernon; a son, Dominic "Butch" Cersosimo also of Vernon; two daughters, Frances C. Leitz of Newbury-port, Mass., Pamela M. Cersosimo of Bozeman, Mont.; a brother, Ralph Cersosimo of Hartford, Conn.; four sisters, Catherine Sacerdote of East Hartford, Conn., Rose Hodge also of East Hartford, Mary Ripalone of Windsor Locks, Conn., Frances McCaine of Le-canto, Fla.; four stepsons, Paul Hardy of Rutland, Vt., R. Steven Hardy of Chesterfield, N.H., Scott Hardy of Stratton, Vt., Jeffrey Hardy of Vernon, Vt.; a stepdaughter, Kimberlee Martin of Brattleboro, Vt.; six grandchildren; seven greatgrandchildren; 20 stepgrand-children; and many nieces and nephews and friends. Mr. Cersosimo was predeceased by his former wife, Vivien (Privetera) Cersosimo, in October, 1966.