Former Elizabeth School Administrator
Born on July 6, 1928, Paul Salvatore Macciachera lived 93 fruitful years during which he impacted the lives of family, friends, and students alike. Paul spent his career working as an educator for the Elizabeth Board of Education, eventually becoming the Principal of Alexander Hamilton Middle School. After more than 40 years as an educator, Paul retired and spent his days completing the newspaper’s daily crossword puzzle, playing solitaire on the computer, vacationing in Cape May and Wildwood, and spending time with his family.
Paul and his wife, Betty, were married for 59 wonderful years. They raised three children: Stephen Williams (Mary Ellen), Elena Skinner (Joseph), and Jennifer Falco (Jeffrey). Paul’s children went on to have families of their own, allowing him to fulfill one of his greatest joys in life, being a grandfather and great grandfather. Affectionately referred to by his grandchildren as “Poppy,” Paul set an example for generosity and loving one’s family. Stephen, Peter, Joseph, Jenna, Christopher, and Madelyn all loved their Pop for his amusing catchphrases, melodic humming, charming stories, and his ability to make an acquaintance at any store he entered. With his wife, Betty, Paul enjoyed many luncheon gatherings with their Gli Amici group and going on many trips with friends in New Beginnings. Although Paul has passed, his memory lives on in those he has shared special moments with throughout his time here on earth. The love he gave and the lessons he taught will never be forgotten.