Celeste  Persing

Obituary of Celeste Persing

Celeste Persing on Dec. 15, 2017.  Celeste lived the last ten years of her life in Livingston, NJ.  Prior to that she had lived in retirement in Hilton Head Island, SC.  She also resided in Prairie Village, Kansas and Teaneck, NJ where she raised her family.  There were also short stints in Reading, PA, Monroeville, AL, and Hanover, PA.  She was born and raised in the heart of the coal mining region, Mount Carmel, PA, where she met and married her high school sweetheart, Jack Persing.


She is survived by her loving children Terry and her husband Harry Norton of Ramsey, NJ and David and wife Hope of Livingston, NJ.  She also leaves behind her adoring grandchildren Tim and Katie Norton and Sydney and Zachary Persing.  Her family was the light of her life, and she of theirs.


The family will gather to receive friends on Tuesday, December 19, 2017 from 10:30 – 11:00 am in the Narthex of St. Elizabeth RC Church, 700 Wyckoff Avenue, Wyckoff, NJ.  A Funeral Mass will take place at 11:00 am followed by a private cremation.