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Linda Pastorino

Linda Louise Pastorino (Schlegel)

Wednesday, July 16th, 1947 - Saturday, October 12th, 2019
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Linda Louise Pastorino (nee Schlegel), 72, of Cedar Grove, passed away on October 12, 2019 surrounded by her loving family.

Relatives and friends are invited for visitation on Tuesday from 5 pm through 9 pm at Shook''s Cedar Grove Funeral Home, 486 Pompton Avenue, Cedar Grove, NJ 07009.
A Funeral Mass will be offered on Wednesday 10 am at St. Catherine of Siena Church, Cedar Grove, NJ with entombment to follow at Gate of Heaven Cemetery, East Hanover, NJ.
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Born in Brooklyn, NY, she grew up in Newark, NJ and settled in Cedar Grove, NJ. A graduate of Mount Saint Dominic Academy, she went on to receive her Bachelor''s Degree in Elementary Education from William Paterson University and later completed her Masters Degree from Marygrove College. For 43 years, Linda was a fifth grade teacher for the Bloomfield School District. She will always be remembered by her students for her famous class trips, Chess Club and Geography Bees.

Linda was a member of St. Catherine of Siena Church, where she was an active volunteer and member of the Rosary Society.
She will be dearly missed by all who knew her. Pre-deceased by her parents, Edward and Loretta Schlegel.

She is survived by her beloved husband of 48 years, Tim Pastorino; devoted daughters, Amy and Kate Pastorino; loving sister, Paula Evans.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in her memory to Mary''s Place by the Sea, 22 Main Ave, Ocean Grove, NJ 07756,
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  • Visitation

    Tuesday, October 15th, 2019 | 5:00pm - 9:00pm
    Tuesday, October 15th, 2019 5:00pm - 9:00pm
    Shook's Cedar Grove Funeral Home
    486 Pompton Avenue
    Cedar Grove, NJ 07009
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  • Service

    Wednesday, October 16th, 2019 | 10:00am
    Wednesday, October 16th, 2019 10:00am
    St. Catherine of Siena Church
    339 Pompton Avenue
    Cedar Grove, NJ 07009
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    Please gather directly at the church.
  • Interment

    Gate of Heaven Cemetery
    225 Ridgedale Avenue
    East Hanover, NJ 07936
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Sister Christine

Posted at 11:23am
Dearest beloved family of husband and children, I have fond memories of meeting Linda when she enrolled you,Amy, at St.Catherine School. What struck me was of how beautiful she was. During the years I was Principal at S.C.S both parents became involved so I had many occasions to be with her. How proud she was of her family, God bless you as you continue to follow in her footsteps being pillars of compassion and love. Fondly, Sister Christine.

James Pepe

Posted at 10:25am
To Linda’s family, I am so sorry to hear of Linda’s passing! My condolences, thoughts and prayers are with all of you in your time of sorrow! I was the computer tech for the school district, I was a Home and School President at Carteret and both of my daughters had Mrs. Pastorino as a teacher! She was a wonderful person and always dressed to the nines!! My fondest memories were teaching her how to use her new Smartboard. She would say to me “Jim, I’m never going to get this!” We had a lot of laughs together over that! But she became a pro at that board! She will be missed greatly!! Both of my daughters send their condolences! God Bless you all!

Robin Berberian

Posted at 08:12pm
My condolences to the family. Mrs. Pastorino was my teacher in the 1988-1989 school year. She was my favorite teacher. I remember pen pals, learning how to use the mouse and print shop. I remember being able to eat lunch in her classroom in the winter instead of going to the gym for inside recess. Mrs. Pastorino was one of those teachers that other teachers should aspire to be. I will never forget her.

Pamela Navarro

Posted at 09:45am
To Linda's Family:
We are all heartbroken to hear about Linda. Carteret School had the privilege to have her in our school. Her presence was so fun loving and she always looked stunning, even on dress down Friday's. Your family will be in my thoughts and prayers during this very difficult time in your lives. Heaven received a beautiful angel. We will never forget you Linda.
Pam Navarro (Office Aide at Carteret Elementary School)

Jeannette O'Rourke

Posted at 09:51pm
My heart is broken. I had the privilege of working with you at Carteret for 8 years. I always admired how classy you were and how gracefully you carried yourself. I always looked up to you. I will continue to do the St. Patrick's Day luncheon every year in your honor. Heaven just gained a beautiful angel.

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486 Pompton Avenue
Cedar Grove, NJ 07009
Fax: (973) 239-2628
(973) 239-1489 Shook's Cedar Grove Funeral Home
486 Pompton Avenue
Cedar Grove, NJ 07009
Fax: (973) 239-2628
(973) 239-1489 Shook's Cedar Grove Funeral Home
486 Pompton Avenue
Cedar Grove, NJ 07009
Fax: (973) 239-2628
(973) 239-1489 Shook's Cedar Grove Funeral Home
486 Pompton Avenue
Cedar Grove, NJ 07009
Fax: (973) 239-2628