N. WALPOLE, N.H. – Mary Grace Baldesaro Serio, 89, died peacefully on Jan. 29, 2018 at Cooley Dickinson Hospital surrounded by her loved ones. She was born on Nov. 28, 1928 to Pasquale and Franceina (Tranquilli) Baldesaro in North Walpole, N.H. She married Leborio “Lester” Serio, and began her large, loving family. She was a co-owner of Serio’s Market, a business that was not only a great source of pride to her, but also to the greater Northampton community. Serio was a self-made financial guru, spending her time outside the market keeping up with the Wall Street Journal.
She is survived by her daughter Maria Serio D’Onofrio and her husband Enzo; son Patrick E. Serio and his wife Sally; grandchildren Michael D. D’Onofrio and his wife Rebecca, Marissa Cartwright, Anthony J. Serio, Jr. and his wife Rebecca, Christopher J. Serio and his wife Mauria, Peter M. Serio, and Kevin J. Serio; and great-grandchildren Jayla, Mario, Matthew, Harrison, and Remington. She is also survived by brothers-in-law Cosmo Serio and Edward Cavallari, daughter-in-law Sharon Serio Valente, and many nieces and nephews.
In addition to her parents and husband, Serio is preceded in death by her son Anthony J. Serio, brother Ernie Baldesaro, sister-in-law Josephine Cavallari, grandson Matthew K. Serio, and grandson-in-law Charles I. Cartwright.
A Mass of Christian Burial was celebrated at St. Elizabeth Ann Seton Church in Northampton, Mass. In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made in Serio’s memory to the Matthew K. Serio Scholarship Fund at 1 Union Station, Providence, RI, 02903.