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.