It is with a heavy heart that we share the news of the passing of our beautiful daughter Diana on Thursday July 25, 2019. She was born in Utica on January 17, 1979 a daughter of Simona (Fonzi) and Frank Cerminaro. From birth we knew that our little angel was destined for a life of achievements, both in academics and later in her professional career. Diana attended Utica Public Schools, always receiving the highest marks and graduated TR Proctor High School at the top of her class. She went on to, Albany College of Pharmacy, again graduating Cum Laude for academic achievements. In her professional career she held the position of supervising pharmacist for many years and was recently employed by Walgreens. She was married to Larry Frederick in 2003 and from that union came a beautiful daughter.
Diana leaves behind her sweet beautiful little girl, Eva Marie; her loving parents Simona Cerminaro and John Pedulla of Utica and Frank and Donna Cerminaro of New Hartford; her brother and sister-in-law Michael and Danielle Cerminaro of Sauquoit; her dear aunt Daniella Kunz of Utica, who helped raise Diana and whom she always shared a special bond with; her uncle and aunt Robert and Michelle Fonzi and cousin Nico all of Las Vegas; her great uncle, Julius and Hanne Saurini of Clinton; other cousins include Hans and Kristen Kunz and Tiffany Kunz; among her dearest friends Tiffany Heber of Syracuse whom she shared many years of college and friendship. She also leaves grandmother Sarah Circhirillo of New Hartford and other extended family. Diana leaves a void in so many peoples hearts but her shining light will never fade. She was predeceased by her maternal grandmother Liliana Fonzi and uncle Hans Kunz who will receive her with open arms.
Relatives and friends are invited to attend her Mass of Christian Burial on Wednesday at 12:00 noon in Mt. Carmel/Blessed Sacrament Church. Private interment will be in Holy Trinity Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, please consider a donation in memory of Diana to your favorite charity.
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