Marie P. Cerritelli (née Perucich), 85, of Dumont, died peacefully on Saturday, December 12, 2020. Predeceased by her beloved husband Justin P. Cerritelli, Sr. Loving mother of Justin P. Cerritelli, Jr. and his wife Jaime. Cherished grandmother of Joseph, James Vincent and Jessa Cerritelli. Predeceased by her brother, Mark L. Perucich and her sister Emma Catalano.
Marie was born in Jersey City, NJ. She earned a Bachelor’s degree from Seton Hall University and a Master’s degree from Fairleigh Dickinson University. Marie was fluent in Spanish, Italian, and ESL, and taught Spanish at Clifton H.S., and was instrumental in adding Italian to the foreign language curriculum. She was a devout Catholic. Marie was passionate about traveling the world, and loved to cook.
Funeral Mass Wednesday 10 AM Sacred Heart R.C. Church, Haworth. Entombment Madonna Cemetery & Mausoleum, Ft. Lee. Visiting Tuesday, 4-8 PM at the Frech-McKnight Funeral Home, 161 Washington Ave., Dumont. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in Marie’s memory to Sacred Heart R.C. Church, 102 Park St., Haworth, NJ 07641.