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Donald Cerniglia

Donald "Don" Cerniglia

Thursday, January 21st, 1943 - Tuesday, June 9th, 2020
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Obituary

Don Cerniglia, a lifelong area resident, died on June 9, 2020 in his home.
Don was born on January21, 1943 in the City of Poughkeepsie to Gaetano and Angelina Cerniglia.
Don graduated from Poughkeepsie High School in 1961 and was the Class of '61 treasurer until recently. Don left for the University of Oklahoma to study sociology and play tennis. After a stint in California, Don returned to Poughkeepsie and briefly taught at St. Mary's in Poughkeepsie. Don eventually found his way into mechanical contracting where he built a forty-year career.
Don was an active member of the local community, donating his time to various organizations such as The Grace Smith House, the American Red Cross, and the Poughkeepsie Tennis Club, where he was a member for more than 40 years.
Don is survived by his wife, Patty (Holbrook) Cerniglia of Wappingers Falls, his children, David Cerniglia and wife Michael-Ann of Pittsburgh, PA and Adam Cerniglia of San Diego, CA, Matt Holbrook of Suffern, Maggie Holbrook of Congers, Sarah Sebald of New Paltz, and his granddaughters, Emerson and Auden Cerniglia, Desi and Sydney Holbrook, and Sophie and Emma Sebald, his brother Tom of Southport, NC, and sister Pat Muenkel of Youngsville, NC.
There will be no calling hours. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to The Grace Smith House or to the American Red Cross. Arrangements are under the direction of the Wm. G. Miller & Son FH, Inc. If you wish to send an online condolence please visit our website at www.wmgmillerfuneralhome.com
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Nancy Long Napoleon

Posted at 12:49pm
Don was always a kind & loving guy . Went through grade school & high school together. He will be sadly missed by those who knew him. Sending prayers to the family in this time of sorrow. Heaven gained another angel ๐Ÿ˜‡ ๐Ÿ™
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Victoria Hanast

Posted at 09:06am
To the Cerniglia family, my condolences on your loss. I had Mr Cerniglia as a teacher at St Maryโ€™s in eighth grade. He was a wonderful teacher and know that he made a difference to his students. Prayers and fond memories.

Don Havas

Posted at 01:30pm
From first meeting Don and Roberta at Chelsea Ridge apartments through all the years that lived in Wappingers Falls, we always considered Don a good friend. We missed him when we moved, and am so sorry to hear of his passing. Rest in peace, my friend.

Don & Mary Ann Havas
 
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DOMINIC R. PALMIERI Posted at 09:52am

MY DEEPEST SYMPATHY TO THE FAMILY AND FRIENDS, DON WAS A CLASS ACT TO BE ENVIED BY MANY. IT WAS A PLEASURE TO HAVE KNOWN DON, MAY HE REST IN PEACE DOMINIC R. PALMIERI
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Kathleen Belmont

Posted at 12:49pm
We are so sorry to hear of Don's passing. We have many great memories of fun times at the PTC . He was thoughtful, kind, funny and always appreciated engaging in spirited conversation. Our condolences to all the family.
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Cynthia Glozier

Posted at 12:21pm
Love to David, Adam, Emerson, Auden, Michael-Ann, Patty and family during this time of loss. Don will be remembered for his love of family and community. May peace be found in all the goodness he displayed during a life well lived.
Cindy Glozier
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