Obituary of June P. Sacco, Ed.D
Sacco, Dr. June P. (nee Paton) Ed. D., age 96 of Wall Township passed away with her daughters by her side in Wall Township on February 27, 2023. Beloved wife of the late Vincent James Sacco (2015). Loving mother of Jamie Warzynski and her husband Peter and Cara Fellman and her husband Don. Dear grandmother of Rebecca, Glenn and Grace Fellman. Step-grandmother of David Warzynski.
Born in Paterson, she lived most of her life in Totowa. She was a Professor at Rutgers Education Department for Rutgers Newark College of Arts & Science for Elementary School Teachers, Newark. Growing up, June attended 10 public schools. Her parents moved a lot because of the Depression. But finally at the age of 12 she moved to Totowa and lived there until 2010. She graduated from Memorial School, Totowa 1938, Passaic Valley High School, Little Falls 1943, Paterson State College Bachelor's Degree 1948, Montclair State College Master's Degree in Administration and Supervision 1953, and Rutgers The State University Doctor of Education (Ed.D.) 1966. She was a member of Delta XI Kappa Delta PI 1964, where she was President from 1970 to 1971. She was also the Chairman from 1972 to 1973. **Kappa Delta PI is an Honor Society in Education which was incorporated in 1911. She was a member of the National, State, and Local Association of the NEA, and the Principal's Association from 1967 to 1970. She was a member of the American National Red Cross, Volunteer Special Service, Paterson Chapter as a Nurse's Aide during World War II in 1945. June taught every grade level from 1st through 8th in the Paterson, Fair Lawn and the West Paterson Public School Systems. (1st through 8th in Paterson/art teacher, Grade 4 in Fair Lawn and Grade 6 in West Paterson) from 1948 to 1959. She was Principal of Maywood Junior High School, 1967-1971.
She was a Professor at Rutgers Education Department, Rutgers Newark College of Arts & Science for Elementary School Teachers in 1974. Being an art teacher in the Elementary/Junior High Level, she was often involved in making costumes or creating sets for school shows. So, when the girls were involved in a school play or show, June would volunteer to make costumes or help with set design. It wasn't long before it was realized at the girl's school how talented June was and that she was always willing to help. Her daughters were born in 1956 and 1959, hence the gaps in employment. Her family always came first. Being with her family was always her #1 priority.
She was an artist who loved painting. She always enjoyed playing golf and tennis with her family and friends. She enjoyed swimming and spent a lot of time as a young girl at the Totowa Pool and later in life going with her husband, children and neighbors. They were referred to as the "Gordon Ave Gang." She loved animals. Growing up, her family had dogs and horses in the backyard on Gordon Ave. She was taught by her parents how to ride and take care of the family's dogs and horses. When she had girls, the horses were no longer in the backyard on Gordon Ave., but she shared the fun by taking her girls riding. Her suitcase was always ready to travel. She traveled with her husband and her girls throughout the United States and Europe. She loved a good book and going dancing with her husband Jim. June always enjoyed ice skating. When the pond at the Passaic County Golf Course was frozen, she and her husband Jim would load the girls into the car for an afternoon of skating. If there was snow on the ground, sleigh riding was on the day's agenda.
All services are private at the request of the family. Festa Memorial Funeral Home, 111 Union Blvd., Totowa is in charge of arrangements.
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In Loving Memory
June Sacco, Ed.D
1926 - 2023
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Totowa, NJ 07512
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