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Edmund David Gerosa

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“lisa a richard i am sorry to hear about your dad. i will always rember the storys he would tell us kids at the beach. he will be deeply missed ”
1 of 17 | Posted by: david engelhart - palm coast, FL

“Dear Lisa and Richard.. In behalf of myself and the entire membership of the Cocheco Avenue Association, we want to offer you our deepest...Read More »
2 of 17 | Posted by: Fred Russo - Branford, CT

“Dear Lisa and Rich , I was so sorry to hear about your Dad passing . I was fortunate to have your Dad around as I grew up ,even though it was only in...Read More »
3 of 17 | Posted by: Jim Robinson - Branford, CT

“Lisa, I am so sorry to hear the news about Ed.He was such a Gentleman and had a good soul.He will always be remembered...endu-eb-eb-ably. ...Read More »
4 of 17 | Posted by: Kent Reep - Lexington, KY

“Peace and love to all of you as you gather to remember such an incredible man...he was my guidance counselor at "MOM" high school from '78 to '82 and...Read More »
5 of 17 | Posted by: Kathleen (Collins) Woodward - MA

“A most friendly guy! He always greeted me if I was anywhere in view in or out of Hamden High School.He was a fine guidance counselor for my children...Read More »
6 of 17 | Posted by: Bill Collins - Hamden, CT

“My condolences to the Gerosa family, he will be sadly missed by all who knew him. I was truly blessed to have him as my guidance counselor. I will...Read More »
7 of 17 | Posted by: Valerie Kasle Dooley - Franklin, CT

“To the Gerosa Family, Hamden has lost a bright and enthusiastic spirit. He will be missed. May the Holy Spirit comfort your family. ...Read More »
8 of 17 | Posted by: Leonora Henderson - Hamden, CT

“Joan We were sadden to hear about Ed. He was a very kind and thoughtful. Our thoughts and prayers go out to you and your family. Mr Ed will ...Read More »
9 of 17 | Posted by: Bob and Jean Castiglione sr. - CT

“Ed sure had a full life and he helped so many others including students in high school and of course his service to this country. I will miss his...Read More »
10 of 17 | Posted by: Ray Young - Norton, MA

“My condolences to the entire Gerosa family. What a wonderful man he was, he gave so much wisdom and guidance to all of us at Hamden High. I will...Read More »
11 of 17 | Posted by: Stella Barkas Royce - Midlothian, VA

“Dear Lisa and family, I wish to express my deepest condolences for the loss of your father. Your dad was a very special person and will be missed...Read More »
12 of 17 | Posted by: Sharon B. Crossley - Wallingford, CT

“lisa a richard i am sorry to hear about your dad. i will always rember the storys he would tell us kids at the beach. he will be deeply missed ”
13 of 17 | Posted by: david engelhart - palm coast, FL

“Mr Gerosa was a great man. He enriched everyone's life who had the privilege of meeting him. My sincerest condolences. Tom Ney HHS '76 ”
14 of 17 | Posted by: Tom Ney - Venice, FL

“Mr. Gerosa was one of the kindest, most understanding people I have ever had the pleasure of meeting. He was one of my best "friends" at Hamden...Read More »
15 of 17 | Posted by: Lisa D'Andrea Tramontano - MA

“Mr.Gerosa you always knew the right things to say to me and you made sure i made it down the right path. You were not just the Guidance Teacher you...Read More »
16 of 17 | Posted by: Karen Pascarella Paris - WI

“To Our Dear Lisa and Family, Please accept our deepest sympathy at this difficult time. May all wonderful memories be a blessing to you all. Lisa- my...Read More »
17 of 17 | Posted by: Susan and Don Ross - St.Pete, FL


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Edmund David Gerosa, 88, of Hamden, passed away on March 29, 2012. Born on February 4, 1924 at 3025 Dixwell Ave., Hamden to the late Angelo August and Maria Ronchetti Gerosa. He and his mother went to the families' villa in Italy when he was 6 years old. Not long after their return, his mother passed away and he was raised by his father and three older brothers. He attended Hamden High School and was the first freshman to ever play hockey and the team won the State Championship that year in 1939. He went on to become Captain of the Hamden Hockey Team. Edmund received a hockey scholarship to the University of Illinois in 1942 before entering the Army Air Corp. He served his country as a pilot from 1942-1945. He was Honorably Discharged as a Second Lieutenant. For the next seventeen years he was in the reserves reaching the status of Major. He also received many honors and awards for his dedication and accomplishments to the Air Force, especially during the years as an Air Force Academy Liaison. He was a school teacher in Hamden for 11 years before becoming a guidance counselor at Hamden High School until his retirement in 1982. Edmund was a great businessman, having built the European Health Spa where his residence and birth place once stood. Family enjoyed summers with Edmund spent at their cottage in Branford. He enjoyed his years as a chinchilla breeder, was a member of the American Legion Post #88, and loved to dance. Edmund leaves his wife, Joan Young-Gerosa; daughter Lisa Beth Gerosa and son, Richard David Gerosa both of Branford; two grandchildren, Nicole Marie Gerosa and George Edmund Gerosa of Branford and many nieces and nephews. Predeceased by his first wife, Elizabeth Gargaly Gerosa;a son, Steven Edmund Gerosa, brothers, Raymond, William, and Edward Gerosa. Edmund will be remembered by most for his generosity, compassion and most of all, his guidance. BEECHER & BENNETT FUNERAL HOME, 2300 Whitney Ave., Hamden in care of PRIVATE arrangements. Memorial contributions in Edmund's memory may be sent to the CT Hospice 100 Double Beach Rd., Branford, CT 06405.

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