Los Angeles, CA
Christopher J. Saraceno II
Mr. Christopher J. “CJ” Saraceno II, 24, of 1214 South Cloverdale Road, Los Angeles, CA, formerly of Watertown, died early Sunday morning in Los Angeles from injuries sustained in a motor vehicle tragedy.
CJ was born in Waterbury on February 7, 1989, son of Christopher and Rita L. (Orsini) Saraceno of Watertown. He was a graduate of Watertown High School Class of 2007 where he was Class President, Salutatorian and a member of the Varsity Hockey Team. He earned his bachelor degree at Tufts University where he was a member of SIG EP Fraternity. While at Tufts he studied a semester abroad at the FAMU Institute in Prague. During his studies abroad he was able to travel throughout Europe, also visiting Italy where his Mother’s family resides and met many of his cousins whom he loved. After returning from Italy he worked on a documentary film about Veteran Greeters at Bangor Airport-The Way We Get By.
He then moved to LA to pursue his career in the Filming/Media Industry. He was presently working as a Brand Content Strategist for NClusive of Los Angeles for this past year. He worked as a production assistant on the “Housewives of Beverly Hills” as well as on several movies including “The Taken II” and “Friends of Abraham”. He was personal friends and worked with Thor Halvorssen, President of Human Rights Foundation and film producer at the Moving Picture Institute.
CJ’s zest for life and adventure made him a man of the world. His drive propelled him to excel at every pursuit and dream. He did not know the words “No” “Can’t” or “Give Up”. Words cannot dignify how much he will be missed by friends and family.
Besides his parents, he leaves, two sisters, Elizabeth “Lizzie” Saraceno of Manhattan, NY and Alexandra “Alex” Saraceno of Watertown, a maternal grandmother, Maria Carmela (Pelosi) Orsini of Oakville, and several aunts, uncles, and cousins. He is predeceased by his Paternal Grandparents Angelo and Joecille Saraceno and his maternal Grandfather Antonio (Tony) Orsini whom he loved so much.
Arrangements: Funeral Saturday at 9:00 a.m. at St. Mary Magdalen Church in Oakville. Everyone is asked to meet directly at the church. Burial will be at the convenience of the family. Calling hours with his cremains present will be held Friday from 5:00 to 8:00 p.m. at the funeral home Chase Parkway Memorial/The Albini Family Funeral Home 430 Chase Parkway, Waterbury, CT.