June M. Tomasino
June 1, 1935 — June 25, 2022
June M. Tomasino (nee Mellinger), of St. Charles, Missouri passed away Saturday, June 25, 2022, at Progress West Hospital in O'Fallon, after receiving compassionate hospice care. Loving wife of John “Art” Tomasino, Sr.; beloved daughter of the late Robert Mellinger and the late Bernice Hearn; devoted mother of John (Patricia) Tomasino, Jr., Scott (Beth) Tomasino, and Julie (Todd) Gordon; cherished grandmother of Jason (Jessica) Tomasino, Mark (Angela) Tomasino, Andrea Berry, Amy (Enrique) Pacheco, Daniel (Cindy) Tomasino, Anthony Gordon, and Christine (Eric) Miller; treasured great-grandmother of Lilian Tomasino, Caelan Tomasino, Dylan Rollinger, Isaac Rollinger, Parker Tomasino, Raimey Berry, Vincent Pacheco, Zachary Pacheco, Harvey Tomasino, Alfred Tomasino, Wyatt Miller, and Walker Miller. June was preceded in death by her great-granddaughter, Megan Pacheco, and her sisters, Janet Mellinger and Bunnie (Theodore) Karoff. June was born on June 1, 1935, to Robert and Bernice Mellinger (nee Posner) in Chicago, IL. She was a graduate of Senn High School in Chicago in 1953, and she married John “Art” Tomasino, Sr. on October 30, 1954. They met while working at June's father's Certified Grocery Store. After raising their family and retiring from her job of 20 years with California Manufacturing Co., June and Art relocated from Maryland Heights to O' Fallon to enjoy retirement, staying close to their family. For many years June enjoyed bicycling on the Katy trail with Art, going to wineries and parks, attending the children's performances, going to Cardinal baseball games, and The Muny Theater. They also looked forward to their weekly movies with popcorn and going out for bagels and coffee on Sunday mornings. She loved to read, and she donated the books to libraries and others. She knitted, crocheted, and made needlepoint gifts for family and friends. Recent activities included puzzle making, painting, and the coloring club. The simplest pleasures in life brought June great joy. Having and looking at flowers gave her much happiness; yellow and pink flowers were her favorite. June was a woman with a lot of common sense with everything being done or taken in moderation. Her pleasant and calm demeanor made her a pleasure to be with, and she was easy to talk to. She had a strong Catholic Christian faith and was very devoted to her husband and family. She was dearly loved and will be greatly missed by all who knew her. Cremation rites have been accorded with a graveside service to be held at Our Lady Cemetery on Friday, July 1st at 2:00 PM. A memorial service will be held at the Breeze Park Senior Living Chapel on Saturday, July 2nd from 10:00 to 11:30 AM with Pastor David Stratmann Officiating. Memorial contributions may be made in June's name to the American Cancer Society. Baue Funeral Homes is currently following CDC recommendations regarding mask and social distancing policies.