Cecelia was born in Boston, MA in 1929, and attended East Boston High School. She got married right after high school. Cecelia and her husband moved to Andover, where he opened a plumbing and heating company right out of their home. They had two children, one son and one daughter. Their son took over the family business and moved to New Hampshire, and their daughter attended the University of Lowell. Eventually, their daughter also moved to New Hampshire to become a Professor at the University of New Hampshire.
In 1987, Cecelia’s husband passed away, leaving her to live alone. Last year, Cecilia’s son convinced her to move to an assisted living facility, and he moved to Florida to be nearby. Cecelia always makes it a point to come to my class and thanks me after each time!