March 29, 1928 – February 3, 2019
Norman Remo Cerino, age 90, passed away on February 3, 2019 after a short illness. In death he was surrounded by his wife and family.
Norm was born on March 29, 1928 in Paterson, NJ to Remo Cerino and Anna (Heisler) Cerino.
He graduated from Central HS in Paterson NJ and the Philadelphia College of Textiles and Science. Norm was a WWII Submarine Service veteran serving on USS Diablo (SS 479) from 1944-1947. On June 30, 1951 he married Marie Clair Ruyzam. Together they had three sons and a daughter.
Norm and Marie enjoyed foreign travel but had their best times sitting with friends and family on the porch of their shore house in Belmar NJ. Norm was the manager of several production plants that produced high-end cosmetics cases in NY, NJ and Mexico.
He was a resident of Haledon NJ for 64 years before retiring to Toms River and ultimately residing at the Pines in Whiting. Norm’s volunteer work included Catholic Charities, director of the Holiday Heights Homeowner’s Association and president of the Americans of Italian Heritage social club. His hobbies included poker and producing decorative objects in stained glass. Norman was predeceased by his beloved daughter Karen.
He is survived by his loving wife of 68 years Marie; sons Mike (Nicole), Barry (Linda), Garry (Linda); seven grandchildren Kristin (Brian), Jamie, Ashley (Stewart), Bryan, Carrie Ann (Alexi), Layne and Blair; and seven great grandchildren.
Visitation will be held on Friday from 2-6 PM with a funeral service at 5:30 PM at the Quinn-Hopping Funeral Home, 26 Mule Road Toms River.
In lieu of flowers, the family requests that donations be made to the American Heart Association.
- Visitation Friday, February 8, 2019
- Funeral Service Friday, February 8, 2019
February 11, 2019
Thank you everyone who attended our father's service on Friday. It was a pleasure to see so many there and talking to everyone about their fond memories of Norm. He will be missed. Our lives will be a little dimmer due to his passing but heaven will be a little brighter. If you hear thunder in the coming days you will know they did not have gin and tonic up there!
Carrie Ann Romanov
February 6, 2019
Grandpa, you will be missed more than you will ever know! Thank you for all the love, support and guidance you have given to me over the years! Whenever I needed advice I knew I could always count on you! Although life will never be the same without you, we were truly blessed to have had you in our lives.
I love you forever and always. XO Carrie Ann
February 5, 2019
Thank you Dad for all the good times we shared as a family and for your endless love. You will truly be missed. XO
February 5, 2019
No one can be perfect, but Norman Cerino got close.
Outwardly, he appeared a model of stoicism, but there inside was boundless love.
If he would smile, the clouds parted , if he laughed, the sun came out!
Norman welcomed to his table we who were alone. In a storm, he would give you shelter.
I never knew Norman to ask for anything, even if he were to give everything.
Karen, his beloved daughter, once told me, " I'm not afraid of anything; I know my parents will be there for me."
I thought that was beautiful and that she was blessed.
Norman was kind, loyal and yes, his heart was made of gold.
I will continue to trust the promise written by St.Paul to the Corinthians: "Love Never Ends."
That love, given & received by Norman, is now indelible on the eternal heart.
How fortunate I am to have had your friendship, by our gracious God, for all these many years.
Peace be with you and pray for us, dear Norman.
I will honor you & miss you always, never can anyone take your place. You are simply one of the best.
Deepest condolences to the Cerino family,
Valerie Accad Gerardi