Julia "June" Goldstein passed away on Friday, August 4, 2023, in South Natick, Massachusetts. Born in Rahway, New Jersey in 1924, she grew up and graduated high school in the same town. As a young girl right out of high school, she began working at Cornell Dubilier, contributing to the war effort, where she met her future husband, Stanley Goldstein.
After Stanley enlisted in the United States Air Force, June followed him to San Antonio, Texas, taking a job as a civilian secretary at his base. They returned to New Jersey in 1945, residing in Plainfield, and in 1953, they moved to North Plainfield, where they became longtime residents and raised their family.
June was an exemplary homemaker, a role she embraced with grace and resilience. Once her children were grown, she embarked on a new chapter in her life. In 1970, June began working as a legal secretary for Bruce Lippe Law Offices in Plainfield, New Jersey. Her professionalism, attention to detail, and strong work ethic kept her at the firm for the next 20 years, contributing significantly to its success.
Her culinary skills were particularly renowned, especially her meals prepared with love for the holidays. She was a member of the Front Street Shul in Plainfield, New Jersey, and enjoyed music, including the Plainfield Symphony Orchestra, where her husband played the violin. A crucial part of her life was volunteering for Hadassah, a women's Zionist organization, where she was a life member.
After her husband Stanley passed away in 2013, June moved to Beverly, Massachusetts, to be closer to her daughter. In August 2022, she relocated to South Natick.
June will be remembered as a devoted wife, loving mother, and adoring grandmother. Her generosity, strength, and deep sense of charity were an inspiration to all who knew her. Her greatest joy in life was spending time with her children and grandchildren.
She is survived by her children, Donna Zoletti and her husband Robert, Mark Goldstein and his wife Cindy, and Jeffrey Goldstein and his wife Donna, and by eight grandchildren and one great-grandchild. She was predeceased by her loving husband, Stanley Goldstein.
A graveside service will be held on Monday, August 7, 2023, at 10:30 AM at Beth Israel Cemetery in Woodbridge, New Jersey. Arrangements are under the direction of Higgins Home for Funerals, Watchung, New Jersey.