In Loving Memory of Louis L. Ceruzzi, Jr.

September 28, 1953
New Haven, CT
August 31, 2017
Southport, CT
Funeral Home

Spear-Miller Funeral Home

39 South Benson Road Fairfield CT US 06824


St. Thomas Aquinas Church Adoration Chapel, Monday, 9:00 AM to 11:30 AM

1719 Post Road Fairfield,
CT 06824

September 11, 2017


St. Thomas Aquinas Church

Mass of Christian Burial

1719 Post Road,
CT 06824

Monday, September 11, 2017, 12:00 PM


Oak Lawn Cemetery (Private)

No date included.

Family Gathering


Families affected by Hurricanes Harvey and Irma through the American Red Cross

Louis L. Ceruzzi, Jr.

Louis L. Ceruzzi Jr., founder and president of Ceruzzi Properties, a successful real estate development company involved in a number of large-scale real estate projects in Manhattan, died Thursday, August 31, in New York City from a coronary event at age 63. Mr. Ceruzzi was also a successful restaurateur, owning several restaurants in New York City, Nantucket, Boston and Connecticut. The son of Lucille and the late Louis L. Ceruzzi, Mr. Ceruzzi was a resident of Southport, CT. He was born in New Haven and raised in Woodbridge, CT. He received a Bachelor’s degree from Georgetown University and a Juris Doctor from New York University School of Law. He began his career as a tax attorney in New Haven, CT in the 1980s, and practiced law for several years before transitioning into real estate development. Mr Ceruzzi is survived by his wife, Terese, of Southport and Nantucket; a daughter, Gabrielle Ceruzzi Healey, and her husband Matthew of Southport; a son, James M. Ceruzzi of New York City; and grandchildren Jackson and Blake. He is also survived by his mother, Lucille Ceruzzi of Orange; three siblings, Dr. William Ceruzzi of West Hartford, Judith Craig of Greenwich and John Ceruzzi of Southport; and several nieces and nephews. A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated on Monday, September 11, 2017 at 12pm at St. Thomas Aquinas Church, 1719 Post Road, Fairfield, CT. The mass will be preceded by a wake from 9am to 11:30am in the church devotional chapel. Interment will be private. In lieu of flowers, the family requests that memorial contributions be made to families impacted by Hurricane Harvey and Hurricane Irma, through the American Red Cross.

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14 Guestbook Entries for Louis L. Ceruzzi, Jr.

  1. God Bless Lou. Know that I appreciate everything you did for all of us. Your generousity and kindness will never be forgotten. RIP my friend…🙏❤️

  2. I did not know Lou a very long time. In the short time I knew him, he was a great partner, a friend and a fun person to be with. He will be missed.

  3. My most heartfelt condlences to the family, friends and colleagues of Lou, an energetic professional. His life and work are testimony to a high level of professional accomplishment and achievement.
    Rest in peace.

  4. Doing business together is one thing, but when you can become friends after doing business over and over again, then that’s special, and to me Lou was that kind of special person I can truly call a friend. I will miss him. I am so very, very, sorry for his entire family, I am so very, very, sorry for everyone he employs, and I am so very, very sorry for all of his friends. May God Bless Lou.
    Joe Cosenza…and all of the employees at Inland

  5. Louis’ loss will be felt worldwide. He was an extraordinary person on all levels. My heart goes out to his family. Louis lived life to the fullest. He was the funniest, kindest, most patient, understanding, generous, motivated, successful, friendliest and intelligent person who I had the pleasure of knowing. He loved to travel and was an entertaining story teller. Louis was an amazing leader. My deepest sympathy to his mother, wife, children and siblings. The world is a sadder place without him. God bless and my deepest sympathy to his family.

  6. God bless you Lou. We got to know you for a very short amount of time but you were such a sweet generous warm human being and friend to us that we will never forget. Death does not exist just a transition of your soul into a higher dimension where you are gonna be watching over your family and loved ones. RIP dear friend you were a class act.

  7. My deepest condolences to the family and friends of Louis. When Jesus Christ was here on Earth he promised a resurrection back the life for the loved ones we have lost in death John 5:28,29, on a brand new Paradise Earth no more sickness pain or death Life Without End Revelation 21:1-5.

  8. My heartfelt condolences for the loss of your beloved, Louis. Please know that Jehovah God and his son Jesus Christ is aware of your pain and they care for you. (2 Corinthians 1:3,4) . I pray that you are able to find comfort in God’s promise of paradise where there will be no more pain and sorrow (Revelation 21:4,5)  and the many wonderful  memories of your loved one becoming a reality in the future resurrection in paradise.  (Acts 24:15). Please accept my sincere condolences.

  9. We are overwhelmed with sadness at Lou’s passing.
    Our hearts and prayers are with you. He is now in
    God’s care and will always be remembed.
    The Lenoci Family
    Al Sr, Carol, Al Jr, Paul and Kimberly

  10. Mr Ceruzzi,
    You truly was a gentlemen a client, friend. I will never never forget you and your family. Your generosity your words of encouragement. You have always demonstrated the true meaning of family Mrs Ceruzzi, Mrs Terese Ceruzzi, Gabrielle, James ,Judith and grand kids Mr Ceruzzi loved you all so much. I cannot stop crying. I called on his birthday did not get a response again Thanksgiving and again Christmas to find out that he has passed on. I know you are in a better place sleep on my friend sleep on.
    You will forever be in my heart.
    Nassau Bahamas

  11. Ill always honor and give much thanks to my great teacher in real estate.
    Farewell Mr. Lou. and my prayers to your family.