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Arlene M. ((Fafard) (Jacoby)) Cerrato

June 17, 1926 ~ April 18, 2018 (age 91)

Arlene M. (Fafard) (Jacoby) Cerrato, 91, of Brockton, formerly of Abington, passed away peacefully on April 18, 2018, surrounded by her children, grandchildren, and great-grandchildren. She worked in the office at London Clothing in Brockton for 6 years before becoming a bank teller at Rockland Trust, retiring after 19 years. Arlene was a wonderful mother and an exceptional cook. She enjoyed ballroom dancing, traveling, and going to her grandson and great-grandson’s dance competitions. Arlene was the wife of the late William F. Jacoby and Anthony Cerrato; beloved mother of Karen Gannon of Arlington and her late husband William, Lee Gomes of Brockton, and Mark Jacoby and his wife Linda of Abington; loving grandmother of Katie Gannon Alicea, Bridget Mericantante, Amy Gannon-Contreras, Jennifer and Justin Jacoby, Melissa Gomes-Felder, Tyeri Morrison, and the late Damien P. Gomes; great-grandmother of 11; sister of the late Georgette MacDonald, Fern Beal, Jean Kleinoskis, Roland Fafard, and George Fafard; and an aunt of many nieces and nephews. The family wishes to thank everyone at South Shore Rehab for their wonderful care. All are welcome to calling hours Sunday from 3-7 p.m. in Waitt Funeral Home, 850 North Main St., Brockton, funeral from Waitt Funeral Home Monday at 9:45 a.m., funeral Mass at 11 a.m. in St. Bridget Church, Abington and burial at St. Patrick’s Cemetery, Rockland. Memorial gifts may be made to Hospice Services of Massachusetts, 2527 Cranberry Hwy, Wareham, MA 02571.

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