Theresa Ann Cimino, age 79, of Middletown, New Jersey, passed away with her loving family by her side on Saturday, May 05, 2018 in Cream Ridge, New Jersey. She was born in New York, New York on March 25, 1939 to the late Frank and Francis Gallo. Prior to starting her family, Theresa studied ballet at the Manhattan School of the Preforming Arts and Ballet Russe De Monte Carlo. She married the love of her life, Frank P. Cimino on March 29, 1957and the couple had three children. Theresa worked as an insurance underwriter for over 25 years before retiring in 2005. She had a love for life that was beyond measures. Theresa enjoyed classical music, cooking and being around family. She was a very active person, always on the go, at the gym or enjoying the everyday adventures. Theresa lived to spend time with her grandchildren and especially her great-grandchildren who she would take to the movies and parks. She was a loving wife, mother, grandmother, great-grandmother and friend who will be deeply missed.
Theresa is predeceased by her parents, Frank Gallo and Francis Midulla her husband Frank P. Cimino; her sister Lucille Rita Gallo; and her granddaughter Karen Higuita.
She leaves behind her three children, Linda Cimino and her fiancé Gregory Matarrese of Cream Ridge NJ, Frank V. Cimino of Pembroke Pines FL and Laura Ann Zielinski and her husband Donald Zielinski of Orlando FL; seven beloved grandchildren, Michael Anthony Cimino, Nicole Higuita, Donald F. Zielinski Jr., Rebecca Ann Zielinski, Jordan Elizabeth Zielinski, Jennifer Lynn Tonti and Lauren Emily Tonti; two great-grandchildren who she adored, Nathaniel R. Davis and Jackson L. Davis; and longtime companion Mark Schlesinger.