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Lacerenza Family Dedicates Farm Bench To Founder in Historic West-Side

Oct. 23, 2018 Stamford Advocate

Stamford, CT. Up the road leading from the historic west-side funeral home that still bears his name, the family of the late Richard D. Lacerenza has dedicated a safe space for the community to enjoy for decades to come.

This past Friday, members of the Lacerenza family attended the dedication of a community bench purchased in Richard’s honor. The eight-foot teak wooden bench will serve the community at “Anthony’s Arbor”, a section of Fairgate Farm. The working farm is located just off Stillwater Avenue, in the “old neighborhood”.

“He loved the west-side, and especially that neighborhood”, states Jerry Macari Jr, Richard’s grandson and President/Director at “Lacerenza’s”. Richard joins lifelong family-friend and legendary fellow west-sider, restaurateur Anthony Pellicci, with spaces dedicated to them under the pergola at Fairgate Farm.

The benches, with bronze-plated dedication plaques, are located in the space that will be used for classrooms, cooking demonstrations and other year-round activities. Fairgate Farm also has a farmer’s market in season, and features locally-grown vegetables and a whole lot more. The farm is managed by Charter Oak Communities.

“It is fitting that a community gathering place on Stillwater Avenue include commemorations of Richard and Anthony”, states Macari. “They have impacted the area with their businesses and support of the community in many ways over the years. Their families have called the west-side “home” for nearly a century.

Lacerenza Family Announces Succession Plan

Jerry Macari Jr to Head Up Long-standing Funeral Establishment as New Owner/Director

July 28, 2017. Stamford, CT.  Angela Lacerenza, matriarch of long-standing Stamford, CT funeral home, Lacerenza Funeral Home on Eight Schuyler Avenue, is proud to announce that Jerry Macari, Jr has succeeded her late husband and longtime area funeral director Richard D. Lacerenza, as President and Senior Funeral Director for Lacerenza Funeral Home.

Jerry, grandson of Richard and Angela “Chickie” Lacerenza, is the fourth generation of his family to serve the Stamford community in the funeral services industry. Jerry is the son of Toni Lacerenza Macari and Jerry Macari, Sr, themselves veterans of the funeral industry in Stamford.

Jerry will continue the operations of Lacerenza Funeral Home from the establishment’s longstanding facility downtown at Eight Schuyler Avenue, just blocks from the downtown University of Connecticut campus and Mill River Park. “Lacerenza’s” will continue to offer its local area clientele with Funeral Pre-Need Planning, Traditional Funerals, Customized Memorials, Cremation Services and Domestic and International Transport to all states in America, Europe, the Caribbean, Central and South America.

Jerry will be assisted by long-time staff and associates. An area Director the past ten years, Jerry lives in Stamford with his wife, the former Amy Serricchio and their three children. For more information, customers are encouraged to contact Jerry at 203-324-0158.