Sonja F Trotta

1938 ~ 2023 (age 85) 85 Years Old

Sonja Trotta Obituary

Sonja Francin Trotta, 85, passed away on Sunday, July 30, 2023. She was born on March 13, 1938, in West New York, New Jersey, the daughter of Frank & Jeanette Francin.
Sonja graduated from Union Hill High School, class of 1956. She then attended Jersey City State College where she majored in Elementary Education, and graduated in 1961 with her Master of Arts degree in Education. There she met her husband of 46 years, Vincent Trotta, settling together in Ridgefield, New Jersey. A dedicated school teacher for over 30 years, Sonja began her career at Union City Edison Elementary School. She continued to work in Hudson & Bergen County Schools systems throughout her career until her retirement in 2000.
Sonja was predeceased by her husband, Vincent, who passed in 2005 and survived by her son, Frank Trotta, age 54 of Lake Tahoe, NV, and daughter Jan Chernick, age 49 of Ridgefield, NJ, her two grandsons, Gabriel and Benjamin Chernick, and her brother, Frank Francin, and sister, Dorthy McDonald.
The wake will be held on Wednesday, August 2, at Blackley Funeral Home, 809 Broad Ave, Ridgefield, NJ, from 5 - 8 pm, and burial services on Thursday, August 3, at George Washington Memorial Park at 11:30 am. In lieu of flowers, gifts may be made to the Alzheimer's Foundation of America at

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