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Biker killed in Rt. 2 crash; Liver recipient lived life fully.

Byline: Craig S Craig   , Edward Gordon 1872-1966.

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A husband and father from Charlton, who was given a new lease on life after receiving a liver transplant liver transplant Hepatic transplant Transplant surgery A procedure that replaces a cancer conquered, metabolically defeated, or substance subjugated liver with one no longer required by its owner, many of whom donate same after an MVA Diseases requiring transplant , was killed Saturday during a motorcycle motorcycle, motor vehicle whose design is based on the bicycle. The German inventor Gottlieb Daimler is generally credited with building the first practical motorcycle in 1885. The motorcycle did not become dependable and popular, however, until after 1900.  ride through Berkshire County.

Brian M. Ceccarini, 59, of 132 Dresser Hill Road, Charlton, was killed in Savoy after being thrown from his motorcycle on Route 2 near Black Brook Black Brook may refer to: Towns
  • Black Brook, New York
  • Black Brook, Wisconsin
  • Black Brook (Merrimack River), a stream in New Hampshire
  • Black Brook (New Jersey)
  • Black Brook (Chorley), a small river Lancashire, England
 Road, state police from the Cheshire barracks bar·rack 1  
tr.v. bar·racked, bar·rack·ing, bar·racks
To house (soldiers, for example) in quarters.

1. A building or group of buildings used to house military personnel.

Mr. Ceccarini was driving a 2006 Yamaha V-Star east on Route 2 when he lost control on a curve shortly after 3 p.m. He was thrown from the motorcycle and struck a guardrail. He was pronounced dead at the crash site.

Mr. Ceccarini received a liver transplant on Jan. 13, 2006, after being on a waiting listing for more than four years. He was an engineer technician for 16 years at Hypertronics Corp. in Hudson before his illness forced him to retire.

Before his illness, Mr. Ceccarini was a member of the town's Economic Development Commission and the Water Sewage Commission. His wife of 34 years, Deborah A. Ceccarini, is the town's principal assessor.

"He was a wonderful guy. He was very brave," Mrs. Ceccarini said of her husband, trying to hold back the tears. "He was a dedicated husband, dedicated father. Family was the most important thing to him."

The couple's

two daughters are Nicole Brown of Dudley, who is a fourth-grade teacher in the Dudley-Charlton Regional School District, and Lisa M. Ceccarini of Boston, who works at the Museum of Fine Arts Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, chartered and incorporated (1870) after a decision by the Boston Athenaeum, Harvard, and the Massachusetts Institute of Technology to pool their collections of art objects and house them in adequate public galleries.  in Boston.

"He was a craftsman. He loved to build things," Miss Ceccarini said about her father, before both sisters chimed in unison u·ni·son  
1. Music
a. Identity of pitch; the interval of a perfect prime.

b. The combination of parts at the same pitch or in octaves.

, "He built our house."

Besides being a craftsman, Mr. Ceccarini was passionate about classic cars, his

daughters said.

"He loved classic cars," Miss Ceccarini said. "In his lifetime, he owned 37 cars."

"Everything from a Jaguar XK The Jaguar XK series (XK8 and XKR) is a grand tourer produced by British carmaker Jaguar since the 1997 model year. It is the replacement of the XJS, and is available as a coupé and convertible.  2 to a Camaro," Mrs. Brown interjected, with a momentary mo·men·tar·y  
1. Lasting for only a moment.

2. Occurring or present at every moment: in momentary fear of being exposed.

3. Short-lived or ephemeral, as a life.
 laugh breaking through the stream of tears, "and motorcycles."

Mrs. Brown recalled how her father bonded with her then-future husband, Robert T. Brown Jr., through their mutual love for motorcycles.

"My husband's passion is motorcycles," Mrs. Brown said. "And Dad started talking about how he used to ride all the time. So the one thing he wanted to do when he got well was get a bike again."

Mr. Ceccarini had a sense of accomplishment and pride when he got back on his bike last year after his nearly decade-long wait for a liver, his family said.

"He loved that bike. Oh, my God, he loved that bike," Mrs. Brown continued. "It meant more to him than just having a motorcycle. It meant having his life back after being out of commission for so many years."

Mr. Ceccarini was riding alongside his older brother, Victor M. Ceccarini of Worcester, at the time of the crash. The two were returning from a ride to Mount Greylock, the highest point in Massachusetts.

"It was a beautiful ride in the country," Mrs. Ceccarini said, "two old geezers taking a ride."

Mrs. Brown said both men were wearing helmets and were traveling about 20 mph, according to according to
1. As stated or indicated by; on the authority of: according to historians.

2. In keeping with: according to instructions.

 her uncle, when the crash occurred.

"He really didn't do anything wrong," she said. "It was just an accident."

A Grafton High School Grafton High School is the name of several high schools in the United States:
  • Grafton High School — Grafton, North Dakota
  • Grafton High School — Grafton, Massachusetts
  • Grafton High School — Yorktown, Virginia
 graduate, Mr. Ceccarini was born in Worcester and raised in Grafton before moving to Charlton 20 years ago. He was an Air Force veteran and served during the Vietnam War Vietnam War, conflict in Southeast Asia, primarily fought in South Vietnam between government forces aided by the United States and guerrilla forces aided by North Vietnam.  era.

Mr. Ceccarini was active in town sports when his daughters were small and attended horse shows that his daughters participated in, Mrs. Brown said.

Miss Ceccarini said she is going to miss the "guidance and safety" her father offered the most.

"He would die for us. He would do anything for us," Miss Ceccarini said. "He was so protective of us. He always made sure that we had everything we needed. He was encouraging us."

Both daughters agree that their father had a good-natured, smart-alecky nature about him.

"You ask him a question and you have to ask him three or four times before you could get a straight answer from him, because the first three would be a sarcastic sar·cas·tic  
1. Expressing or marked by sarcasm.

2. Given to using sarcasm.

[sarc(asm) + -astic, as in enthusiastic.
 answer," Mrs. Brown said with a smile and a laugh.

Both sisters agreed it was a tough battle for their father to regain his health but it was one he eventually won.

"He went through so much to get himself well and his whole motivation was to spend more time with his family," Mrs. Brown said. "He went through a lot to get well again."

"It's so unexpected. He was just starting to become himself again," Miss Ceccarini said. "He was just starting to get back into his old ways, starting to become who he used to be."

In addition to his wife, daughters and brother, Mr. Ceccarini leaves a sister, Beth Erickson of Charlton; his stepmother, Florence M. Belsito Ceccarini of Millbury; three stepbrothers, Daniel Belsito of Millbury, Donald V. Belsito of Kansas and Matt Belsito of Millbury; a stepsister, Marie Cameron of Millbury; and many nephews and nieces.

The state police from the Cheshire barracks, as well as the Savoy, North Adams North Adams, city (1990 pop. 16,797), Berkshire co., NW Mass., in the Berkshire Hills, on the Hoosic River near the Vt. border; settled c.1737, set off from Adams and inc. 1878. It is located in a summer resort and winter ski area.  and Florida fire departments were at the accident scene. The accident closed Route 2 in both directions for about

20 minutes.

State Police Collision Analysis and Reconstruction Section and the State Police Crime Scene Services Section are assisting in the investigation.


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