Mary Louise D Cestone
Mary Louise D Cestone
  • June 16, 1944 - December 28, 2017
  • Toms River, New Jersey

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Mary Louise Cestone (DiBonaventura) died peacefully at home on December 28, 2017 in Toms River, New Jersey at the age of 73, after a heroic 18-month battle with pancreatic cancer.

Mary Louise was born on June 16, in Bryn Mawr, Pennsylvania to Joseph and Mary DiBonaventura. She graduated from Villa Maria Academy in 1962. After high school, she married Jeremiah Cestone. The couple moved to Toms River to raise their family. When her children were school aged, Mary Louise began working for the State of New Jersey office of the Public Defender and retired after 25 years of service. She enjoyed walking with friends, birdwatching, knitting, needlepoint, ice-skating, baking, and the beach.

She is survived by her mother Mary, her husband, and sons, Jerry Jr., and Joseph, and her daughter Christina, son-in-law Michael, and granddaughter Ella Daisy. She has a large extended family and many friends who will miss her easy laugh and engaging company.

Memorial gifts may be made to the American Bird Conservatory.