Arlene F. Agresti
Agresti, Arlene F., (nee Cappello), 71, of Clifton, passed away on Saturday, January 2, 2021. Beloved wife of Joseph Agresti. Devoted and loving mother of Maria Agresti. Dear aunt of a niece and two nephews.
Arlene was born in Passaic, and grew up in Clifton. She moved to Woodland Park when she was 40 years old and lived there for about 18 years before moving back to Clifton. Arlene taught in the Clifton School District for 36 years before retiring in 2014. She was a member of the Clifton Board of Education from 2011-2018 where she served as the Vice-President. Arlene was a member of the New Jersey Education Association (NJEA) and was very active in the Clifton Teacher's Association where she served as Treasurer. She was a parishioner of St. Bonaventure's Roman Catholic Church in Paterson. Arlene loved her trips to Atlantic City and always had a smile on her face. She will be greatly missed by all who knew her.
The family will receive their friends on Wednesday, January 6, 2021 from 4- 8 PM at Gaita Memorial Home, 154 Newark Pompton Turnpike, Little Falls. A Funeral Mass will be held on Thursday, January 7, 2021 at 10:15 AM at St. Bonaventure's Roman Catholic Church, 174 Ramsey St., Paterson. Please meet directly at church. Interment to follow at East Ridgelawn Cemetery, 255 Main Ave., Clifton.
In lieu of flowers, donation in Arlene's memory can be made to St. Jude Children's Research Hospital, 501 St. Jude Place, Memphis, TN 38105 or www.stjude.org Envelopes will be provided by the funeral home during visiting hours. Please remember masks are required to enter the building and social distancing protocols will be in place.
1/3/2021 11:47:54 am
OUR Deepest Condolences
1/3/2021 12:41:31 pm
Arlene was and will always be my Christmas Eve. Spent over 40 years at her home for this celebration and the Agrestis are my second family. Will remember all these memories and A.C. and bingo and trips down the shore. Myself and my family will miss her forever. God bless Joe and Maria and praying for their broken hearts.
1/3/2021 02:41:52 pm
On behalf of myself and our family Our deepest condolences to Joe, Maria and family during this difficult time. Arlene was an amazing woman and she will truly be missed by many. Our prayers and thoughts are with you during this difficult time. God Bless.
Mary Ellen Fitzgerald
1/3/2021 04:17:20 pm
What an inspiration to young women! Arlene was a math guru, a field usually dominated by men. She used her knowledge and skills for devoted public service. A teacher, a leader, and a very special friend to my sister Pat and family. Prayers of compassion and healing to Joe, Maria, Jessica, Derek, and all their children. Arlene will be missed! Her powerful spirit will watch over and guide her beloved husband Joe and family. Hers is a life to be celebrated.
1/3/2021 05:12:17 pm
I knew Arlene as a teacher and Board Member.... always concerned for students.....then through our lunches. My thoughts and prayers for Joe and Maria during this difficult time.
Kim and Ralph West
1/3/2021 07:53:04 pm
God bless the family in the most difficult days ahead. Aunt Arlene was loved by all , rest easy! ❤️
1/4/2021 11:20:24 am
A great teacher and a wonderful person.
1/5/2021 08:49:04 am
We are so sorry for this shocking news. she was a wonderful and loving woman and teacher. She used to be my son's teacher then became a part of my sisters family. She will always be remembered for her kind heart. Our prayers to her and family including Uncle Joe and his daughter Maria. My brother-in-law Derek and his family, and Jessica and family. We love you all, God rest her soul.
Frank and Joan
1/5/2021 09:07:13 am
Our heartfelt condolences to Joe and Maria on the loss of their beloved Arlene. We will never forget Arlene’s smile, her wit and her willingness to help others. While we grieve her loss, we will always treasure Arlene’s friendship.
1/9/2021 03:24:10 pm
My family and I extend our sympathies on the loss of Arlene.
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