Daniel J.

Daniel J. "Danny" Cerio

Mar 26th, 1965 - May 29th, 2023

Biography: Daniel J. “Danny” Cerio, 58, Canal Road, Canastota, died Monday evening, May 29, 2023, at his family’s vacation home, on Grindstone Island.
Born in Oneida, on March 26, 1965, he was the son of Arnold O. “Arnie” Cerio and Sharon Backus. A lifelong resident of this area, Danny was educated in Canastota schools.
He was co-owner of Arnie’s Produce and Kraig’s Kegs, both located in Sherrill. He was a communicant of St. Agatha’s Church, truly enjoyed his times at the Pine Rock Lodge on Grindstone Island, the St. Lawrence River, fishing, his work and his family.
Surviving are his two daughters, Cassandra “Cassie” (Charles) Bielby and Meredith (Zachry) Eddy, all of Canastota; his mother, Sharon Backus of Canastota; his father, Arnie Cerio of Canastota: his grandchildren, Dustin Eddy, Jr, Lynnsey Eddy, Madison Bielby, Braelynn Bielby, Zane Eddy and Lola Eddy; his sisters, Christine (Gregory) Mahar of Canastota and Shelly Cerio of Los Gatos, California; his brothers, Timothy M. (Amy Abel) Cerio of Kirkville and Patrick C. (Brooke) Dailey of New Suffolk; his former wife, Wendy Bonaventura of Canastota; nieces, Megan Wettlaufer and Lila and Lydia Dailey and nephews, Seth and Kyle Mahar and Gage Wettlaufer; and several aunts, uncles and cousins. He was predeceased by his close family friend, Craig Turrisi.
There are no public hours of visitation, but the family invites relatives and friends to his celebration of life at 1 PM, Sunday (6/4) at the Three Pines Restaurant, North Peterboro Street, Canastota. Interment will be made in the family plot at Grindstone Island Cemetery.                                                                                                                                                                                                Contributions, in his memory, may be made to Greater Lenox Ambulance Service, Box 382, Canastota, NY 13032, the Sherrill-Kenwood Fire Department, 373 Sherrill Road, Sherrill, NY 13461 or Dodge Memorial Center (Dodge Hall of Grindstone Island) c/o Sara Matthews, 14972 Lovers Lane, Clayton, NY 13624. Arrangements are under the direction of the Campbell-Dean Funeral Home, Inc., 300 South Peterboro Street, Canastota. To leave a message of condolence, please visit www.campbell-dean.com.

Scott Swayze
May 31st, 2023 12:55 pm
As a kid, I worked with Danny and his fun-loving family at Kraig's/Arnie's and had a great time each and every day! Danny worked very hard, but took time to be a great friend and knew that life's much more fun having a good laugh or two! Sherrill just won't be the same without his smile and personality. He will truly be missed!
Elizabeth Miller
Jun 1st, 2023 2:32 pm
To All of Danny's Family, Friends, and Loyal Team at Kraig's/Arnie's,
My husband, Mike, and I were very sad to read of your Danny's passing. Mike for decades was a customer and well-aware of Danny's fine work ethic. For me, I came to know Danny because of his love for Banana Bread! When being thankful for his sales of ripe bananas one day-- he told me how much he loved banana bread. It was that conversation that revealed to me what a kind, humble, and humorous man he was. Before that, I only knew him to be a relentless round-the-clock industrious worker! Our friendship began when I made him a first loaf of banana bread and that continued throughout the year. I feel blessed to call him my friend and I am going to miss him very much. No doubt he will bring smiles to his heavenly home and if banana bread is served in Heaven... it will probably be better than mine! God bless this Dear Man, Danny.
Michael Cretaro
Jun 4th, 2023 5:25 pm
Annie & Sharon..my deepest sympathy on hearing of Danny's passing
Michael Cretaro

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