Joseph Peter Sinacori

Joseph Peter Sinacori

February 11, 1937 - January 15, 2022
Dana Point California

Joseph Peter Sinacori

February 11, 1937 - January 15, 2022
Dana Point California


Former Dana Point, California resident, Joseph Peter Sinacori, 84, went to be with the Lord on Saturday, January 15, 2022. He was born and raised in Rochester, New York by immigrant parents, Sarah and Vito Sinacori.

He graduated from Brockport State in New York with his bachelor’s degree and earned two master’s degrees; one from Geneseo State in New York and another from Chapman University in California.

He started his career in education in the Rochester Unified School District. From there he went to the suburban school district of Rush-Henrietta. After 8 years of teaching experience on the East Coast, he and Rosemary decided to move to California.

Joe’s education career continued for 45 years. He taught in the Laguna Beach Unified School District for 14 years and served as principal of St. Edward’s Parish School for 23 years, a role he was well suited for and dearly loved.

Joe and Rosemary and their family spent 50 years in Dana Point. Three of their children and 5 grandchildren still live here in California. Most recently, Joe and Rosemary resided in Chesapeake, Virginia near their East Coast family. Joe passed peacefully surrounded by family.

Joe is best known for his kindness and compassion for families and his deep faith in God and his savior, Jesus Christ. His favorite saying for all of his kids was “Do your best, and let God do the rest.”

Joe never met a stranger and was always a friend to anyone in need. He enjoyed spending time with family, baseball, golf, camping, travelling, and anything to do with trains.

Left to cherish his memory are his loving wife of 60 years Rosemary and his children Michael (Kathy), Laura (Chip), Matthew (Krista), and Joseph ll (Dawn).

He will be fondly missed by his seven grandchildren: Elissa, Charlie, Roma, Lola, Ava, Georgia and Téa.

A Funeral Mass will be held at 11 a.m. on March 30, 2022, at St. Edward Catholic Church, 33926 Calle la Primavera, Dana Point.  The service can also be viewed at

In lieu of flowers, the family requests donation to the Lewy Body Dementia Association at


Funeral Mass

  • Date & Time: March 30, 2022 (11:00 AM)
  • Venue: St. Edward The Confessor Catholic Church
  • Location: 33926 Calle La Primavera Dana Point, CA 92629 - (Get Directions)
  • Phone Number: (949) 496-1307

Graveside Service

  • Date & Time: March 30, 2022 (1:00 PM)
  • Venue: Ascension Cemetery
  • Location: 24754 Trabuco Road Lake Forest, CA 92630 - (Get Directions)
  • Phone Number: (949) 837-1331

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4 responses to Joseph Peter Sinacori

  1. I was so sad when I heard the news of Joe Sinacori’s passing. He was a dear friend of long standing. I first met Joe when we were both interested in teaching at Top of the World School in Laguna Beach in 1967. We opened that school in September of 1967 and remained friends since then. When my grandchildren attended St. Edward School, I left St. Tim’s in Laguna Niguel and joined St. Edward and would see Joe’s leadership, as he was such a great principal at St. Edward. The school was blessed to have him for so long. Joe was interested in everyone he met. He gave full measure to St. Edward and the Dana Point Community.
    He was truly one of a kind. Rest In Peace dear friend. Love, Joan Swartzbaugh

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