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Robert Cerra

Robert L. Cerra

Monday, November 24th, 1947 - Monday, April 8th, 2019
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Robert L. Cerra, retired Massachusetts State Police Sergeant, Monday, April 08, 2019. Devoted husband of Mary Joyce (Flanagan) Cerra, father of Robert Reno Cerra and his wife Mary (Hamel), grandfather to Katherine Rose and Abigail Rita Cerra. Son of the late Reno L. and Grace (Gorgone) Cerra, and a longtime Big Brother to Christopher Fenton of Worcester.
A lifelong resident of Newton, he was a graduate of Suffolk University and the Massachusetts State Police Academy, where he later served as a guest lecturer. During his career with the State Police, he was assigned to numerous barracks throughout the Commonwealth, as well as the investigative division of the State Police targeting Organized Crime. After his retirement in 1994 he was employed as a security investigator for several Boston area financial institutions, and later served as an Assistant Director of Security for the Massachusetts Transportation Department. A lifelong member of Corpus Christi-St. Bernard Parish, the St. Vincent De Paul Society, the Big Brother Association, the Boothbay Historical Society, the Early Industries Association, and the V-8 Club of America. He also served on the Board of Directors of the Massachusetts State Police Museum and Learning Center, and the Former Massachusetts State Troopers Association.
A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated Saturday, April 13th at 10AM in St. Bernard Parish, 1523 Washington St. West Newton. Visiting hours will be Friday evening from 4-7PM in the Burke & Blackington Funeral Home, 1479 Washington St. West Newton. In lieu of flowers, donations to SPAM (State Police Association of Massachusetts) Benevolent Fund, 11 Beacon St. Suite 700, Boston, MA 02108 would be appreciated.
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  • Visitation

    Friday, April 12th, 2019 | 4:00pm - 7:00pm
    When
    Friday, April 12th, 2019 4:00pm - 7:00pm
    Location
    Burke and Blackington Funeral Home 1479 Washington St. West Newton, MA
  • Service

    Saturday, April 13th, 2019 | 10:00am
    When
    Saturday, April 13th, 2019 10:00am
    Location
    St. Bernard Parish
    Address
    1523 Washington Street
    West Newton, MA 02465
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  • Interment

    Location
    Interment will be private.
    Address
    Private
    Private, MA
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