Gloria Cernuto

Obituary of Gloria Cernuto

Gloria Cernuto, age 92, passed away on Tuesday, January 24, 2023, at JFK Medical Center in Edison, NJ.  Mrs. Cernuto was born in Plainfield, NJ, and was a lifelong resident of North Plainfield, NJ.

Mrs. Cernuto was a secretary at East End School until 1992.  She then worked as an instructional paraprofessional at East End and Somerset Schools until her retirement in 2012.

She was a long-time communicant of St. Joseph Roman Catholic Church in North Plainfield, NJ.

Mrs. Cernuto will be remembered for her great sense of style, always being dressed up whenever she would leave the house. She enjoyed sewing, cooking, having lunch with friends, and cleaning her son’s house.  She also loved to spend time with her friends and family, especially her grandchildren and great-grandchildren.

Mrs. Cernuto is predeceased by her loving husband, Nicholas T. Cernuto, in 2013.

She is survived by her two children, Pam Lefanto and her husband Michael and Gary Cernuto; her two grandchildren, Bettina Bergamo and her husband Phil and Mike Lefanto and his wife Rita; and four great-grandchildren, Lucas, Stella, Henry, and Jacob.

A visitation will be held on Tuesday, January 31, 2023, from 4:00 pm – 8:00 pm at Higgins Home for Funerals, 752 Mountain Blvd, Watchung, NJ 07069.  A Mass will be held on Wednesday, February 1, 2023, at 9:30 am at St. Joseph Roman Catholic Church, 38-48 Jackson Ave, North Plainfield, NJ 07060. Interment will follow at Hillside Cemetery in Scotch Plains, NJ.

In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital in Mrs. Cernuto’s loving name.


Visitation at Funeral Home

4:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Tuesday, January 31, 2023
Higgins Home for Funerals
752 Mountain Blvd.
Watchung, New Jersey, United States


9:30 am
Wednesday, February 1, 2023
St. Joseph's Church - NP
38-48 Jackson Avenue
North Plainfield, New Jersey, United States

Final Resting Place

Hillside Cemetery
1401 Woodland Avenue
Scotch Plains, New Jersey, United States
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