Remembering Gina Cesario

Residents of Rumson, Fair Haven, Shrewsbury, and surrounding towns are mourning the passing of Gina Cesario, the president of the Rumson Seniors and an active parishioner of Holy Cross Church in Rumson.

She was known to everyone as “Nonna.” She was a wife, mother of three sons and three daughters-in-law, grandmother of eight grandchildren – and a mother and grandmother figure to so many more.

Gina put her whole heart into everything she did and supported everyone. She lived with a vibrant passion and a sincere desire to make everyone feel important and loved. She loved cooking great food, playing cards with her friends, and leading the Seniors Club, all while never missing any of her grandchildren’s games and events.

Fair Haven’s administrative assistant/registrar Betty Ann Berube, of Little Silver, writes, “Gina was a joy to know and I will miss her very, very much. From the moment I met her, I loved her spirit and energy! She was always getting things done and making things better. I’m just grateful that I was able to call her my friend.”

Rumson’s communications director, Sarah Orsay of Rumson, writes, “Gina was a ray of light. She was a very special person, who filled every room with her warmth and energy. I loved her and always looked forward to being in her company.”

Kathy Cesariom, Gina’s daughter-in-law, added, “Our family will miss her every minute of every day, but will find comfort in the fact that she is now with her son, my husband Dino Cesario, whom we lost in 2009.”