Mrs. Agnes (Jweid) Cerro, age 90, of Whitesboro, passed away on Friday October 28, 2016 at the Eastern Star Home with the love and support of her family.
She was born on April 21, 1926 in Utica, a daughter of the late George and Zahida (Mary) Hallak Jweid, and was educated in local schools.
On June 26, 1962 she was joined in marriage to Vincent N. "Whitey" Cerro, a blessed union of 50 years, until his passing on September 4, 2012.
Agnes was the co-owner and operator, alongside her husband Vincent "Whitey" of Whitey's Luncheonette and Cerro's Luncheonette on Bleecker St., as well as the Glenn Motel for many years, until her retirement. She was a loving and devoted wife, mother and grandmother whose life centered around her family. A kind and hard working woman, she will be sadly missed by her beloved family, but never forgotten.
Surviving are her beloved daughter and son-in-law, Leslie and Pasquale Leone of Whitesboro; two cherished grandchildren, Russell and Lindsey Leone; two sisters, Jean Zombik and Mary Bates, both of Rochester; one brother, Francis Jweid of Utica; her in-laws Nicholas and Janet Cerro of New Hartford and Carmelita and William McCabe of FL. and several nieces, nephews and cousins.
Relatives and friends are invited to attend her Mass of Christian Burial on Saturday morning at 11:00 a.m. in the Chapel at the Eastern Star Home, Oriskany, with the Rev. Joseph Salerno officiating. Private entombment will be in Calvary Cemetery Mausoleum. The family will receive visitors at the conclusion of mass.
There will be no public visitation.
The family would like to extend a heartfelt Thank You to the entire staff of the Eastern Star Home for their exceptional love and care given to Agnes and her family. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Eastern Star Home 8290 State Rte. 69, PO Box 959 Oriskany, NY 13424, in memory of Agnes.
Saturday, November 05 2016