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Cherylnn G. Puma
April 3, 1958 ~ October 13, 2023 (age 65) 65 Years Old
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It is with a heavy heart that we announce the passing of Cherylnn G Puma on the date of October 13, 2023
Cherylnn was born April 3rd, 1958 in Nutley, NJ to parents Lenny and Shirley Mainiero. She spent the majority of her childhood in Kinnelon, NJ with her brothers and sister Louis, Janice and Lenny. As a child, Cherylnn fell in love with the outdoors. She loved climbing trees, sneaking into gardens and was known to lead walks in the woods with her friends where she would teach them how to meditate. She was voted most popular in High School.
She married in the Bronx on March 23, 1985 to John G Puma. She and John settled in Mount Vernon where she raised three children Jaquelyn, Lauren and Johnny. She quickly made Mount Vernon her home. Cherylnn was well known and beloved in Mount Vernon where she was employed at City Hall for 31 years, as a member of the Planning Department and then Law Department.
In her spare time she loved to garden, hike the tri-state, walk the Bronx river trail and spend time with children, as well as her brothers and sisters back in New Jersey. If you knew Cherylnn you knew she always had an ear for any problem you may have and promptly followed up with strong and completely correct advice. She knew exactly how to make things grow, and applied the rules of gardening to the way she viewed her life. She had an eye for decoration, and every home she set foot in has had her personal touch. She loved all people, and felt that a life flush with diversity and culture was a life well lived. She will be deeply missed.