Virginia D. (Doyle) Ceratt

November 3, 1928 ~ December 30, 2023 (age 95) 95 Years Old

Virginia Ceratt Obituary

Virginia D. “Ma” Ceratt, 95, of Jordan, NY passed away Saturday, December 30, 2023 at Crouse Hospital after a 2-year battle with Alzheimer’s, surrounded by her loving family.

Born on November 3rd, 1928, she was the daughter of William Wesley Doyle and Bertha Wing Doyle.  Ma grew up in Sodus, NY and after marrying her husband, Bud, they lived the rest of their lives in Jordan, NY.

Ma was predeceased by her husband Frederick Harry “Bud” Ceratt.  They were married for over 70 years.  They had 4 children, sons, Fritz (Margaret) and Jeffrey (Andrea); daughters, Cynthia (Michael) Weirs and Penelope Ceratt.  Ma loved her family dearly and devoted her life to help raise many of her 10 Grandchildren: Ray (Valeriya) Weeks, Jennifer Ceratt, Jeffrey Ceratt II, Scarlett Weeks, Chrystal (Michael) Barrigar, Sean (Tricia) Weeks, Brandon Ceratt, Fred Ceratt III, Joshua Ceratt, Samantha Ceratt.  22 great grandchildren and 4 great-great grandchildren and several nieces and nephews.  Ma is survived by her beloved sister, Neva Doyle Bayless, who is 101 years old and predeceased by her 2 brothers, Stanley and Bill, and 2 sisters, Ruth and Hazel. 

Ma & Bud were the proud owners of Brookfield Stables for over 45 years.  Ma & Bud put the horses first but cared just as much for the people that were at the barn and in their lives, and people reciprocated.  The legacy continues with current family members and the wonderful people who gather at the barn. Ma was also a life-long care giver, her love for her family and kids have fueled her over many years.  Her doors were always open, she loved and supported everyone, and was always willing to share her guidance, love, support and criticism too, if needed.  As our beloved matriarch, she will be missed by us all.

Calling hours will be held from 1pm to 3pm on Friday, January 5th at Christ Episcopal Church, 25 North Main Street, Jordan, NY.  The Funeral will be immediately following at 3:15pm at the Church.  Private burial will be in Greenlawn Memorial Park Cemetery.

In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to Christ Episcopal Church, P.O. Box 571, Jordan, NY 13080

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January 5, 2024

1:00 PM to 3:00 PM
Christ Church
25 N. Main St.
Jordan, NY 13080

Funeral Service
January 5, 2024

3:15 PM
Christ Church
25 N. Main St.
Jordan, NY 13080


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