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Obituary of Brother Samuel Cerrato

Samuel Cerrato

July 28, 1930 - June 27, 2022

Samuel Cerrato, of Brockton, Retired Lieutenant of the Brockton Fire Department, passed away Monday, June 27, 2022. 

Son of Gaetano & Della (Querleno) Cerrato (predeceased). Born July 28, 1930 in Brockton Massachusetts. Graduated Brockton high school in 1949. Attended Massasoit College with a degree in fire science. Married to Dorothy (Johnson) Cerrato for over 60 years. Enlisted in the National Guards while still in high school and retired 23 years later as Lieutenant, Colonel. He served the city of Brockton’s fire department for 28 years retiring with the rank of Lieutenant. He was truly a hero in his community, he rescued painters in water tower at the Veterans Assoc. Hospital and also rescued a girl and her mother at a parking garage with a hundred foot crane. Truly a hero. 

Survived by his children, Anthony Cerrato, Lynne Florindo, Michael Cerrato and Judianne Mckay and husband James Mckay and the late Suzanne Marie Cerrato. His Grandchildren, Amanda Regan and husband Paul Regan, Dylan Marcal and wife Alex Marcal, Steven Florindo, Allison Cerrato, Darren Lachance Jr.and , Ryan LaChance., His great grandchildren, Jordan, Aiden, and Aria Regan, Andrew and Larya LaChance. His sisters Rose J. Pittella, Lucy and husband Harold Bonaparte, and many nieces and nephews who he loved dearly. Honarary mention of Mark and Jeannie Stephens and their children Haley and Cody Stephens who he considered family.  

He enjoyed his family, grandchildren, great grandchildren, fishing and his farm which he established for his retirement, the 2A-4B farm. He will truly be missed, a great man, a wonderful father, grandfather and great grandfather. 

A funeral service will be held on Friday, July 8th in the Russell & Pica Funeral Home, 165 Belmont St., Brockton at 10:00 AM. Interment will follow in Calvary Cemetery, Brockton. Visiting hours will be held on Thursday, July 7th from 4:00-7:00 PM in the Russell & Pica Funeral Home, 165 Belmont St., Brockton

Promotions City Council Meeting 6/27

Promotions Monday June 27th

City Council Chambers 7pm

In City Council June 27, 2022
The regularly scheduled meeting of the Brockton City Council will be held on Monday, June 27,
2022 at 7:00PM in the Council Chambers, 2 . Fl., City Hall, 45 School St., Brockton, MA.
1. Acceptance of the Minutes of the May 23, 2022 City Council meeting.
2. Acceptance of the Minutes of the June 9, 2022 Special City Council meeting.
3. Promotion of Fire Captain Robert D. Hendrigan Jr. to the rank of Fire Deputy Chief on the Brockton Fire Department.
4. Promotion of Lieutenant Ronald J. Giguere Jr. to the rank of Fire Captain in the Brockton Fire Department.
5. Promotion of Firefighter Ryan P. Moffett to the rank of Fire Lieutenant in the Brockton Fire Department.
6. Promotion of Officer Kristen O’Brien-Hilliard to the rank of Sergeant in the Brockton Police Department.

Public Safety Complex Forum
Please find attached a flyer for the upcoming Public Safety Complex Forum schedule for next Thursday, June 16th from 6-7pm. I have also provided the link to the webinar below.
This public meeting will provide an update on the current status of the Public Safety Complex. 
Mayor Sullivan,  along with members of City departments and the design team, will provide an overview relative to the current status of this project and the new Champion High School.
Please share this as you see fit.

Jun 16, 2022 06:00 PM Eastern Time (US and Canada)
Public Safety Complex Forum

Please click the link below to join the webinar:
Passcode: 760392
Or Telephone:
    Dial(for higher quality, dial a number based on your current location):
        US: +1 312 626 6799  or +1 929 205 6099  or +1 301 715 8592  or +1 346 248 7799  or +1 669 900 6833  or +1 253 215 8782 
Webinar ID: 897 8934 8921
Passcode: 760392
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Warm regards,

Sydné M. Marrow, MEd

Chief of Staff

Obituary of Catherine A. (Driscoll) Bowden

Catherine A. (Driscoll) Bowden

July 29, 1938 ~ May 30, 2022 (age 83)

Catherine A. (Driscoll) Bowden, 83, of Lincoln, CA, formerly of Brockton, passed away on May 30, 2022. Born in Boston, she was a daughter of the late James and Julia (Asero) Driscoll. Catherine was a talented hairdresser, owning and operating Kay’s Corner in Stoughton for many years. She also co-owned Peter McNeil’s and was a stylist at Boston Hair Co., both in Brockton.

Catherine was devoted to her family and doted on her pets. She loved dancing, singing, and volunteering. Funny and fierce, she enjoyed a good practical joke. Her kind and loving nature will be missed.

Catherine was the wife of the late Thomas Bowden; beloved mother of Donald Matchem and his wife Kimmarie of Brockton, Deborah Van Sluytman and her husband Andrew of East Taunton, Doug Matchem of California, Duanne Matchem of East Taunton, and Deneen Wyler and her husband Cory of California; loving grandmother of Jennifer, Christopher, Corey, Janea, James, Shanna, Meaghan, Donald, Christine, and Shelby; great-grandmother of 19; sister of Josephine Moltman of New Hampshire, Robert Driscoll of California, and the late James “Sonny” Driscoll; and an aunt of many nieces and nephews.

All are welcome to calling hours Wed., June 8th from 4-8 p.m. in Waitt Funeral Home, 850 N. Main St., Brockton, her funeral service Thurs., June 9th at 10:30 a.m. in Waitt Funeral Home and burial at Calvary Cemetery, 95 N. Cary St., Brockton. In lieu of flowers, memorial gifts may made to Alzheimer's Association. 

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