Marian J. Cerio to receive Albanese Alumni Achievement Award

Marian J. Cerio has been chosen as the recipient of the 2019 Vincent V. Albanese Alumni Achievement Award for outstanding and valuable contributions to her profession and to the community.

Marian, daughter of Donald (Biff) and Madlyn Cerio, is a 1972 graduate of Canastota Central Schools and graduated from SUNY Potsdam in 1976 with a BA in political science and history. She earned her juris doctor degree from Syracuse University College of Law in 1979.

Marian initially worked for Northwestern Legal Services for a year. In 1982 she opened the Law Office of Marian J. Cerio, PC, where she continues to offer her professional services. In conjunction with her profession, she is a member of the Madison County, Oneida County and the NYS Bar Associations.

Marian acts as an attorney for the Child Panel in Madison and Oneida counties.

A lifetime resident of Canastota, Marian has been active in her church, with the CCS District and in other areas of the community. She is a member of St. Agatha’s Parish Council, served as a lector for the past 14 years and as church trustee since 2018. A member of the Canastota Central School Board of Education for eight years, she held the office of president 2014-15.

Marion also serves on the Canastota Alumni Association’s Board of Directors and has recently joined the Italian American Heritage Committee.

Marian resides in the village with her husband Vic, a retired lawyer. Daughter Maria lives in Syracuse and holds a position of International Enrollment Manager at SUNY Oswego. Their son Joe resides in Rochester, where he is a math teacher at Newark Central Schools.

When Marion can manage leisure time, she spends it reading. She and husband Vic enjoy traveling and have especially enjoyed numerous trips to Italy, where they visit friends.

The award will be presented at the 138th Canastota Alumni Banquet to be held at Theodore’s Restaurant (formerly The Rusty Rail) in Canastota June 29. Social hour is at 6 p.m., with dinner following at 7 p.m. Tickets are $30 per person. Reservations are due June 24 to Charlene Barres 315.264.2044 or

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