June was educated in parochial schools in Queens, New York, where a strong religious ethic was cultivated. She attended St. John's University pursuing a BA in English. She switched to Music after winning a vocal scholarship to the Brooklyn Conservatory of Music.
When she met and married her best friend Ron, she moved to Long Island where she split her time between raising three children, and working a potpourri of part time jobs: from substitute teaching, to banking. She wrote a humorous column for a church newsletter, but was terminated after writing a tongue in cheek piece about the first woman Pope.
When her youngest son developed a serious life threatening disease, June was faced with challenges to care giving, schooling, sibling rivalry and met threats to relationships with family, friends and God. Finding little community support, June and her husband eventually discovered the Muscular Dystrophy Association, where they went on to devote thirty years to 'Jerry's kids, comforting and comforted by those who truly understood.
June has also written poems for the disabled and award winning stories which have been published by Canine Companions for Independence, the National Library of Poetry, Angel Animal Network and Bike rally magazine. Most recently June received an acknowledgement from Reader's Digest resulting from a contest entitled 'My life in 150 words.'
Now that Jonathan is gone, she still connects with him through her writing, music and walks on the beach. . She has a soft spot in her heart for Yellow labs, seagulls and jazz music. Her story is bound not only to touch every mother of a special needs child as well as parents, siblings, teachers, friends and healers everywhere.
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