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Elizabeth A. "Betty" (Kiley) Cerretani

Elizabeth A. "Betty" (Kiley) Cerretani
  • October 9, 1936 - August 6, 2017
  • Cotuit, Massachusetts
  • In lieu of flowers, the Cerretani family suggests memorial contributions be made to:)
  • Melrose High School Permanant Scholarship Fund
    P. O. Box 760695
    Melrose, MA 02176

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“Dear Joe, Bob and I remember our Friday night dinners at Bellevue Golf Course so many years ago and always admired Betty for her impeccable ...Read More »
1 of 9 | Posted by: Robert Munro - Salem, MA - Friend

“Our memories of Betty in our younger years are very dear to us. St. Mary's High School- Nursing School-our practice giving oranges injections to get...Read More »
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3 of 9 | Posted by: Frances and Chick D'Entremont - FL

“Sending love, hugs and prayers to the Cerretani family. I have known beautiful Betty since she moved to Bridges and she blessed all of us with her...Read More »
4 of 9 | Posted by: Kim Lehrer - Dennis, MA

“Mr. Cerretani, Joe, LeeAnn and Family,We are all so sorry for your loss. Although we never had the pleasure to meet Betty, I know she was a...Read More »
5 of 9 | Posted by: Susan Rasmussen - Focboro, MA

“We are very sorry to hear of the passing of your wife Betty, May god bless you in this time of sorrow. Frank and Maureen Vitale ”
6 of 9 | Posted by: Frank Vitale - Safety Harbor, FL

“May God bless you and your family in this time of sorrow.Love, Matt, Mary,Shannon & Meaghan Mulkern ”
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“May God bless you and your family in this time of sorrow. ”
8 of 9 | Posted by: Mary Mulkern - Westford, MA

“The Gately Family and Staff wish to express our sincere sympathy to you. It is our hope that we may be able to make a difficult time more bearable....Read More »
9 of 9 | Posted by: John W. Gately, John H. Gately & Fred Sprague - MA


Elizabeth "Betty" Ann Cerretani (Kiley), 80, of Melrose passed away peacefully at The Bridges by Epoch in Mashpee on Sunday, August 6th.
Betty was born in Melrose on October, 9, 1,936, the daughter of the late Stephen C. Kiley and Ann Cecelia Kiley [Carey). She was raised in Melrose on the Kiley Farm with many beloved aunts, uncles and cousins.
Betty was a graduate of St. Mary's High School, Class of 1954. She then attended and graduated from the Melrose Hospital School of Nursing in 1957 as an RN. She went on to be Head Nurse of the Maternity Ward at Melrose-Wakefield Hospital. Later on she worked for Dr. Johnson's Physician Office, and then NutriSystem in Malden. She took great pride in being a Nurse, it was so much more than a job as she was so caring and kind.
In l959, Betty married the love of her life Joseph S. Cerretani. They recently celebrated 58 years of marriage. A marriage blessed with tremendous love and respect for each other.
Betty was the devoted mother of Ellen DeOrsey and her husband Michael of Colchester, VT, Joseph Cerretani and his wife LeeAnn of Mansfield, MA, and predeceased by Baby Kara.
Betty was the very proud grandmother of Brianna, Brendan, and Nicole DeOrsey and Courtney and Kyle Cerretani. She spoke of them often beaming with pride as each one brought so much joy to her life.
Betty is survived by her brother Thomas Kiley and his wife Anne of Bethel Park, PA, and their three daughters MaryLou, Julie, and Chris.
Betty raised her family in Melrose and created many wonderful Summer memories on the Cape [Cotuit). She enjoyed skiing, boating, spending time on the beach, and traveling with friends and family. She loved to have a fun time and was blessed with her father's wit.
She enjoyed being an active member of Sharing and Caring in Melrose. She was a longtime member of Bellevue Country Club. She and Joe enjoyed many winters in Naples, Florida.
Visitation will be held at the Gately Funeral Home, 79 W. Foster St. Melrose, on Thursday, August 10, 2017 from 4:00-8:00PM. Funeral Procession from the Funeral Home Friday morning at 9:00AM, followed by a Mass of Christian Burial at St. Mary's Church, 9 Herbert St. Melrose at 10:00AM. Interment at Wyoming Cemetery in Melrose will follow Relatives & friends are respectfully invited to attend. Memorial contributions may be made in Betty's name to the Melrose High School Permanant Scholarship Fund, P.O. 760695, Melrose, MA 02176