In Memory

Joseph Rudy Ceroni VIEW PROFILE

Joseph Rudy Ceroni

Joseph Rudy Ceroni
7.14.47 – 1.7.68

Joseph Rudy Ceroni – Mass will be said for Joe “Vito” Ceroni today at 11 a.m. in St. Charles Borromeo Catholic Church by Father Pax Maurus. Interment in Mt. Calvary Cemetery. Strong-Thorne Mortuary in charge of arrangements. In news story (2/25/68) was referred to in regards to alcohol being served to minors at the Territorial House in Corrales – “On Jan 20 the Leybas {past owners} assert McKenzie {new owner} again violated the terms of the agreement by serving a minor, Joseph Ceroni, who was “involved in an accident and lost his life.” The suit alleges that minors in the car were injured and had drank at the Territorial House {also}”. Albuquerque Journal, 2/25/68, page C-9. (Joseph’s mother, Mary Ceroni, wrote a book about the family called “A roof against the rain”). A second news story: New Snowstorm Moves Upstate From South (The New Mexican – Santa Fe) Jan. 8, 1968: A new winter storm roared into New Mexico from Texas Sunday and today, dumping several inches of snow, closing some roads and creating hazardous driving conditions over much of the state …” Joseph Rudy Ceroni, 20, Albuquerque, was killed as the car he was driving ran off Coors Road.” A third news story: Albuquerque Journal, January 8, 1968, page 1. New Mexico Crashes Kill 3 Persons”… The 20-year old Albuquerque man was killed and three other city residents injured early Sunday in a one-car accident on Coors Road (NM-46), one mile west of old US-85, State Police said. The victim was identified as Joseph Rudy Ceroni, 20, of 425 Jefferson NE. State Police said Ceroni died at the scene of a broken neck and internal injuries. Receiving minor injuries were Sandra Ceroni, 18, same address; William Olson, 22, 312 Wayne Rd., NW and Carlos Osuna, 22, 321 Osuna Rd. NW. Officers said the car in which the four were riding was east bound when it ran off the highway after failing to negotiate a turn. It went across an embankment and overturned one time, landing on its top, State Police said. In addition to his widow, Sandra, Ceroni is survived by his parents, Mr. and Mrs. Joseph R. Ceroni Sr., Albuquerque. He was employed at the Bella Vista Lounge. Funeral arrangements are to be announced by Strong-Thorne Mortuary.” 

Click here to see Joseph Rudy's last Profile entry.