In Loving

Shirley Ann Ceroni

August 26, 1950 – February 9, 2024

Shirley Ann Ceroni departed from this world peacefully at home on February 9, 2024, at the age of 73. Her absence leaves a deep void for those touched by her kindness, laughter, and radiant smile.

Shirley is survived by her husband of 16 years, Daniel Ceroni, married in (2007) they lived in Colorado, a place she would forever call home, for nine years before relocating to Henrico, Virginia. Her four children and their spouses: Danielle and John Brundage, Tracy and Victor Zaldivar, Teresa and Mike Bass, and Matthew and Jennifer Morris. She is also survived by her 11 grandchildren; 15 great-grandchildren; two great-nieces; her sister, Chery Haas; niece, Angie Morris; and her friend of over 40 years, Connie Culbert. Shirley was preceded by her brother Frank Morris.

Shirley was afforded the opportunity, through choice of the military, to travel to exotic locations like Fayetteville, North Carolina, Omaha, Nebraska, and Colorado. She fell in love with Colorado in 1973, and it became home as she raised her family. She also enjoyed traveling near and abroad and shared that sense of adventure with her beloved husband. She provided many family memories through her many talents and family adventures.

She was extremely talented with many different crafts in her lifetime including hand-quilting, crocheting, ceramics, doll making, lace draping, and interior design faux-finishes. Shirley was a strong, independent, amazing, and generous woman. She put her heart into the handiworks she created which were mostly gifted to her loved ones and close friends. She enjoyed sharing her talent with family and friends teaching her children, grandchildren, and great-grandchildren any of the arts they enjoyed. It brought her joy to know that her talents created so many family memories and would be carried on through the generations.

Shirley was a strong, independent, and amazing woman, who was loved greatly by her family and friends. Shirl, Mom, Granny, GGma, or Shirley considered herself to be extremely blessed. She counted her family and friends as blessings or gifts and in her words or thoughts “Why me? What have I done to deserve even one of the pleasures I’ve known”. She showed her gratitude for these blessings by reciprocating to her loved ones. Her generosity,  profound care, and love for her family and friends was instrumental in shaping their lives. The talents she possessed and the moments she cherished with her loved ones will continue to be valued and remembered. Her influence was monumental, and her impact will live on in her family for generations.

At Shirley’s request, no formal services will be held.