Serafino ‘Sero’ DiDio, a longtime resident of Brewster, NY, died on June 30th, 2018, after a valiant battle against cancer. He was 70 years old.
Sero was born on March 22, 1948, in Brooklyn, NY to Paul and Sadie (DiCaroli) DiDio. He was a 1966 Brewster High School graduate and continued his education at Dutchess Community College. Sero was an insurance agent for over 40 years, a founding partner with Bruen Deldin DiDio Associates Inc. before retiring in 2011. Throughout his career, he touched the lives of so many both professionally and personally in the community.
On April 26, 1980, Sero married the love of his life, Meryl Scheiner, in Brewster, NY. Together they raised four children. He is survived by his wife Meryl, his children; Paul DiDio (Bradford Horton) of Brewster, NY, Jessica Lamoureux (Bobby) of South Glastonbury, CT, Sara DiDio (Joe Graff) of Brewster, NY and Alisa Di- Dio (Logan Wida) of White Plains, NY, his grandchildren; Nicholas and Samantha Lamoureux and Joey Graff, and his brother Fred (Nancy) DiDio.
Sero’s passions included cooking, golfing, and traveling. Aruba and Montauk were among his favorite destinations. Gathering around the table and serving gourmet meals to family and friends gave him great joy. Sero’s warmth, contagious smile, and affectionate bear hugs were felt by all who knew him. His generosity and zest for life will be long remembered.
A funeral service will be held at Beecher Funeral Home, 1 Putnam Avenue, Brewster on Friday July 6, 2018 at 10am. Interment will follow at Milltown Rural Cemetery. Friends and Family may call at the funeral home on Thursday July 5, 2018 from 4pm-8pm.
In Lieu of flowers contributions can be made in memory of Sero to Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center. www.giving.mskcc.org