Peter Charles Cernansky

March 11, 1994August 30, 2012

Peter Charles Cernansky, 18, of Stamford, CT, died of an injury sustained in an accident on Thursday, August 30, 2012 in Burlington, VT. Peter had just begun his freshman year as a Business major at Champlain College, where he was awarded a Trustees Scholarship. Born on March 11, 1994 in Stamford, Peter attended Westover Elementary, Cloonan Middle, and Westhill High Schools. He was the cherished son of Charles J. Cernansky and Sharon L. Burley. Peter was active in sports throughout his life and enjoyed the camaraderie of his team and classmates. He had an incredible smile, beautiful blue eyes, a joy for life and an ability to make others around him happy. He loved to surf and always appreciated the beauty surrounding him. In addition to his parents, Peter is survived by his grandparents, Richard and Carol Burley of Muncy, PA, his aunts Marion Cernansky of Arlington, VA, Susan Savard and her husband Robert of Manchester, VT and Lecanto, FL, his uncle, Donald Cernansky of Hoffman Estates, IL, his cousins, Christina Cernansky of Washington, DC, Kyle Dailey of Boston, MA and Collin Dailey of Burlington, VT. He was predeceased by his grandparents, Elinor Burley, of Muncy, PA, Charles and Irene Cernansky of Lakewood, OH and his aunt, Eileen Mortenson of Kaneohe, HI. Calling hours will be held on Wednesday, September 5 from 4 pm to 8 pm at Leo P. Gallagher & Son Funeral Home, 2900 Summer Street, Stamford, CT. A funeral service will be held at Holy Spirit Church, 403 Scofieldtown Rd., Stamford, CT at 10:30 am on Thursday, September 6 with interment at Long Ridge Union Cemetery, Esrkine Rd, Stamford, CT. A reception will follow at the Italian Center, Newfield Rd., Stamford, CT. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in Peter Cernansky’s name to: Brain Trauma Foundation, 7 World Trade Center, 34th Floor, 250 Greenwich Street, New York, NY 10007, 212-772-0608, or Fletcher Allen Foundation, FAHC Medical Center Campus, 111 Colchester Avenue, Burlington, VT 05401, Special Gifts, Brain Trauma Research, David Warren,, 802-847-5592,



  • Mass of Christian Burial Thursday, September 6, 2012
  • Visitation Wednesday, September 5, 2012


  • Burial, In Lieu of Flowers, In Lieu of Flowers

Peter Charles Cernansky

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kathleen rogers

March 8, 2013

From the Board and staff of Earth Day Network, we would like to extend our condolences to your entire family. We are very sorry for this terrible loss.

Shelby Dan

January 24, 2013

Dear Sharon and Chuck,I am extremely sorry for your loss. I went to Ironwood with Peter and he helped me a lot. He was a very good person and he always helped those that were around him. His memory will forever live in all of our hearts.

September 29, 2012

Chuck and Sharon -
No words can take away the pain but memories will keep him in your heart always. Thinking of you at this difficult time,
Mark & Donna Chamberlin

Marcel Serraillier

September 12, 2012

Dear Chuck and Sharon,
It seems so unfair.
We are deeply sorry.
Marcel and Vivian

September 9, 2012

Dear Sharon and Chuck -

As an Ironwood mom, I feel so grateful that my son had the opportunity to know Peter. I remember him fondly from one Maine weekend, during which I thanked him for being such a kind and motivating friend to my son. He answered me with a warm and heartfelt hug. Peter's very special soul
will live on in the many lives that he smiled upon.

Donna Geraci (Malik's mom)

Stephen Ward

September 7, 2012

Dear Mr. and Mrs. Cernansky,
I am so sorry for your loss. You and your family are in my thoughts and prayers. Peter was a member of the whiting family for a short time but his memory will live on in our hall forever.

Andy Quattlebaum

September 7, 2012

Dear Mr and Mrs Cernasky I am so sorry for your loss. I first met Peter at Ironwwod and I appreacaited him as much more than just a regular person and I felt very close to him as a brother. My heart goes out to you and I know peter is in a good place.

September 6, 2012

Mr and Mrs Cernansky...I am so sorry ...Manny Esmeraldo (The Dojo)

Mark and Maureen Ronan

September 6, 2012

Sharon and Chuck -
We first met Pete in the glory days of the North Stamford Raiders! We'll remember him as a happy kid with a big smile who grew into a young man with an even bigger heart. All the Cernanskys and Burleys our deepest and most sincere sympathies.

Laureen (lulu) Quinn Sturge

September 6, 2012

I am very sadden to hear of Peter's passing and will continue praying for y'all and may his soul rest in peace.
His love will be with you always.