CESAREO-Richard J. of East Boston on April 1, 2011. Beloved husband of the late Raffella "Ella" (Amato) Cesareo and son of the late Stellario and Vincenza (Triffiletti) Cesareo. Beloved father of Richard Cesareo and his wife Elaine of Winthrop, Linda Reeves and her husband Maurice of Winthrop, Paula Montagano and her husband Peter of Wakefield, and Anthony Cesareo and his wife Melissa of Hazlet, NJ. Loving grandfather of Richard, Joseph, Christopher and Stephanie, and cherished great-grandfather of Krystiana. Dear brother of Josephine Cesareo of Revere, Anthony Cesareo of Peabody, Eleanor Pupolo and her husband Frank of Revere, and the late Joan, Leo, Larry, Nancy Cesareo, Katherine Stokes, and Lena Caissie. Also survived by many loving nieces and nephews. Richard served proudly aboard the aircraft carrier USS Randolph during World War II, seeing combat in the pacific including a kamikaze attack on his ship. After the war Richard worked for over 20 years as an MBTA employee. He enjoyed ballroom dancing, Big Band music and spending time with family and friends. Funeral from The Kirby-Rapino Memorial Home, 917 Bennington St. (Orient Heights) EAST BOSTON on Thursday at 9am followed by a Funeral Mass to be celebrated in St. John the Evangelist Church, 320 Winthrop St., Winthrop at 10am. The family will receive visitors on Wednesday from 3:30-8:30pm. Services will conclude with burial in Holy Cross Cemetery, Malden. In lieu of flowers the family requests donations in Richard's memory to Dana-Farber Cancer Institute, PO Box, 849168, Boston, MA 02284-9168.