Betty Ann Baldessari Sokol

betty sokol

April 1, 1928 ~ February 16, 2023

Betty Ann Sokol, nee Baldessari, age 94, a resident of Leonia for 6 decades, passed away peacefully on Thursday, February 16, 2023. Born in San Diego, California she was raised in National City. She earned her master’s degree in Speech Language Pathology from the University of Southern California and was a member of Gamma Phi Beta. She began her career teaching in California and taught on a U.S. Army Base in Germany after World War II. Before retiring Betty was a Speech Language Pathologist for the South Bergen Jointure Commission. Upon retirement, Betty traveled extensively throughout the world to many common and exotic places. Betty was a long-time parishioner of St. John’s RC Church and active in “Sculpture For Leonia”.

Beloved wife of the late John Sokol. Devoted mother of Stephen Sokol and the late Thomas Sokol. Dear sister of the late John Baldessari. Adored aunt of Annamarie Baldessari and Antonio Baldessari.

The family will receive their friends on Monday 3:00 – 7:00 PM at the Frank A. Patti and Kenneth Mikatarian Funeral Home 327 Main Street “opposite the Fort Lee Library”. The funeral will leave Tuesday at 10:00 am for the celebration of her funeral mass in St. John R. C. Church at 10:30 AM. In lieu of flowers, donations be made to Woods Services, c/o Development Office, P.O Box 36, Langhorne, PA 19047: For condolences, directions, or information (201) 944-0100


Mass: February 21, 2023 10:30 am

St. John R. C. Church
Broad & Harrison Avenue
Leonia, NJ 07605

Visitation at Funeral Home: February 20, 2023 3:00 pm - 7:00 pm

Frank A. Patti & Kenneth Mikatarian Funeral Home
327 Main Street
Fort Lee, NJ 07024

Final Resting Place: February 21, 2023 11:45 am

Madonna Cemetery
2070 Hoefley's Lane
Fort Lee, NJ 07024

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  1. My sincere condolences to the family of Betty. She will be missed by many.
    Betty and my mother, Lari (Rohloff) were good friends while raising children with special needs. I with Crebral Palsy and Tommy his issues. She always was very kind and sweet to me. Which was very much appreciated.
    God bless,
    Jean Rohloff

  2. On behalf of the entire staff at CareOne at Teaneck please accept our condolences on behalf of your loss. We will truly miss Betty, as a valued part of resident council, as a beloved participant in activities, and as a
    Cherished friend and
    Advocate for many. May she rest in peace!

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