Ida Cerretti

Obituary of Ida Cerretti

Ida Cerretti, a long time resident of East Rochester, NY, died peacefully on July 18, 2020, in Cary, North Carolina, surround by her family. Ida is survived by her husband of 69 years, Amedio Cerretti; son Fred and his wife Sandy Cerretti; grandson Michael Cerretti and granddaughter Lauren Cerretti. Ida was born on January 2, 1931 to Emidio and Pompilia Dianetti (both deceased). Ida was pre-deceased by four sisters: Alda Alfieri, Inez Dianetti, Mary Dianetti, and Jean Saltrelli. She is also survived by several nieces and nephews. Ida had a long and successful career with Eastman Kodak, one of the first woman at Eastman Kodak to be named General Supervisor, an accomplishment which she was rightfully proud to achieve. Ida was an outstanding cook and baker. Despite working six days a week at Eastman Kodak she managed to cook, clean, and do other household chores, never complaining once. For forty plus years Ida would make over twenty apple pies in a day during Thanksgiving week which she personally delivered to friends and family, providing her great joy. She would repeat this feat Christmas week making over twenty Italian coffee cakes. Ida was always the first and last to arrive at a friends’ dinner party. Ida and husband Amedio moved to Cary, North Carolina in May 2018 to be closer to her son and family. She enjoyed meeting her son Fred and wife Sandy every day, Monday through Friday, at Starbucks. She would of course love to help her daughter in-law Sandy prepare meals and clean up after each meal. As her battle with dementia wore on she would still find pleasure in helping with smaller and smaller tasks towards the end of her life. Ida’s obituary picture is from Christmas 2018 when she provided a cooking lesson for one her favorite Christmas recipes, Italian meatballs, stuffed with green olives. This picture captures her gentle smile and pleasure helping others. Due to coronavirus constraints, a mass in her honor and final internment, will be held at a future date to be announced later.
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