A couple of months ago I paid a visit to the Astorino Family in their home in North Caldwell. We had a lovely photo-shoot utilizing their favorite spots inside their home, in the sunny grand room, the cozy family room, and by the piano, as well as some outdoor shots in the back-yard by the pool and the front yard backlit by the warm autumn sun. Here are some favorites from our session. I hope you enjoy the images and the article.
Many of you may already know Frank and Debbie through their community involvement via Bridge, Unico, Write on Sports, Church, or other venues, or maybe some of your children have gone to school with one of their four children Remy, Sheri, Kevin and Kerri, who are as involved in the community as their parents through programs at college, The Bridge, handicap holiday party, and church retreats. Frank is also a Councilman, bringing his positive and balanced energy to the township at a time when it's most welcome.
The Astorinos have been an active and integral part of the North Caldwell community over the past two decades.
This is how Frank reminisces about their initial move to North Caldwell:
“I lived in Essex Fells most of my life. Debbie is originally from South Orange. When we first started a family, we lived in a Cape Cod in Essex Fells. We commenced with an international adoption with the help of Lou Barretti, Phd. and the late Dr. Schlachter, who both lived in Essex Fells at the time. Remy was magic for us after being a childless couple for nine years. Shortly thereafter, adjusting with the new joy in our life, Sheri, Kevin and Kerri arrived on the same day a minute apart from one another. The rest is history.”
History it is! It’s already been 20 years since Frank and Debbie made North Caldwell their home, and during this time they watched their family grow and flourish. All four of the Astorino children are down to earth, sweet and smart, while their bond with each other is visibly strong. Frank and Debbie are rightfully proud of who each one has grown up to become.
“Remy is a beautiful, athletic, warm and friendly young woman who played state champion singles for West Essex and ultimately played for Farleigh Dickenson University in college. She currently works in child development in West Caldwell.
Sheri is currently a senior at Boston College (Frank’s alma mater). She brings joy to everyone she meets. She is intelligent, attractive, and loving. Her memory of growing up in North Caldwell is filled with gratitude.
Kevin is also a senior graduating with honors from Seton Hall University (Debbie’s alma mater) next spring. He is very personable and eager to launch his career. Kevin played varsity sports throughout his West Essex career while maintaining excellent grades and enjoying being an integral part of the family.
Kerri has brought with her beauty, artistic talent and flare for entrepreneurism. She runs her own side business while maintaining a challenging curriculum at TCNJ. She is filled with natural talent and will surprise everyone with every step of her personal journey.”
The Astorinos enjoy their family time and traditions including Sunday dinners and holidays with extended family. They like various activities including golf, tennis, time at their pool and Glen Ridge Country Club; traveling to Italy, the Jersey Shore, and Florida. They cheer for the Giants, Yankees, and US tennis; and to relax, they prefer to listen to jazz and soft rock, read in the family room or go out to dinner to one of their favorite Italian, Asian, or steak restaurants.
Debbie is a teacher. Frank is a Wealth Manager and entrepreneur, the owner of Astorino Financial Group that is a well-established wealth management firm with a dedicated team of professionals that is continuing to grow and expand its services and commitment to its clients. You can find them at www.astorinofinancialgroup.com.
What the Astorinos love the most about North Caldwell are the neighbors, its progressive citizenry, the ability to walk in pleasant surroundings, being involved with important committees, being close to Frank’s work, the dynamic population, services, education and recreation.
Many thanks to the Astorino Family for opening their doors to us and sharing a glimpse of their warm family life with the community.
The original article has been published in the North Caldwell Magazine in December, 2019. Written by Pamira Bezmen. Original photography by Pamira Bezmen Photography.