LINCROFT, NJ - A beloved teacher and counselor for the Hazlet School District, passed away recently. Catherine R. Baldini was 67 years old and lived in Lincroft, New Jersey

According to her obituary: "Baldini passed away on April 5th, 2021. She was born on March 16th, 1954, to Michael and Josephine Shadiack where she lived in Paterson, NJ. Beloved wife of the late Joseph John Baldini, III (2020). She was a loving mother to their daughter Jolene Catherine Barnaby and her husband Valentine, and her two sons Joseph John Baldini and his wife Vasililki, and Michael Peter and his wife Veronica. She is survived by her mother-in-law Ruth Baldini and a dear sister of Louis Shadiack and his wife Denice and Michael Shadiack and his wife Kathleen. She was so very proud of all her many nieces and nephews, and most certainly loved all of her cousins. Catherine was a wonderful educator who started her career in Math and Science at Saint Phillips in Clifton, NJ. She then served as both a teacher and counselor for the Hazlet School District, in Hazlet NJ for a combined 35 years. Her passion and drive was to always help and set high expectations for all her students. Catherine's warmth and guidance often led students to feel part of her family. Catherine was proud of her seven grandchildren. Not only were they the love of her life, but she was their light. Joseph, Isabella, Violet, Dallas, Nicholas, Michael and Benjamin all had a piece of her heart. Catherine's joy came from always being with her family. Her generous heart, and always giving attitude truly made her one of a kind. Her faith always brought everyone together and she taught us to love unconditionally. She will be remembered in the sweetest memories every day for her goodness, strength and love. Her memory is now our keepsake. All services will be private at the request of the family, In lieu of flowers, donations to the Breast Cancer Research Foundation in honor of our mother, Catherine Baldini would be greatly appreciated."

Breast Cancer Research Foundation donations in Mrs. Baldini's honor are requested and can be made HERE