OBITUARY

Arlene Bergen

April 13, 1943December 12, 2017

ARLENE BOYLE BERGEN BORN IN BROOKLYN, NEW YORK ON 4/13/43, MARRIED TO WILLIAM BERGEN IN BROOKLYN, NY ON 5/30/1964. ARLENE LIVED IN BROOKLYN UNTIL SHE MARRIED. SHE THEN LIVED IN LYNDHURST, NJ, SECAUCUS, NJ AND AVENEL (WOODBRIDGE TOWNSHIP) NJ BEFORE MOVING TO CLEARWATER FL IN 2007. ARLENE DIED OF NATURAL CAUSES IN FLORIDA ON 12/12/17 PREDECEASED BY PARENTS JOHN AND ANNA BOYLE AND BROTHERS MICHAEL AND JOHN BOYLE SURVIVED BY HUSBAND WILLIAM BERGEN, SON TIMOTHY BERGEN AND HIS WIFE ERICA BERGEN, BROTHERS WILLIAM AND PETER BOYLE. ARLENE ATTENDED SAINT BRENDAN’S HIGH SCHOOL IN BROOKLYN AND FURTHERED HER EDUCATION AT THE AMERICAN INSTITUTE OF BANKING IN MANHATTAN. SHE WAS EMPLOYED BY THE BANK OF MONTREAL AND MARINE MIDLAND BANK IN MANHATTAN, AND THEN JOINED HOFFMAN LAROCHE IN NUTLEY NEW JERSEY. SHE LEFT EMPLOYMENT IN THE MID 1970’S TO RAISE HER SON, TIM. SHE WAS AN ACTIVE PARISHONER OF ST. JAMES ROMAN CATHOLIC CHURCH AND HSA (PTA) PRESIDENT AT ST. JAMES GRAMMAR SCHOOL IN WOODBRIDGE. ARLENE WAS EMPLOYED BY ST. JAMES SCHOOL AS A GYM TEACHER THEN MOVED TO THE SCHOOL OFFICE. ARLENE ORGANIZED THE FIRST STUDENT BOWLING LEAGUE FOR THE STUDENTS OF ST. JAMES. ST. JAMES WAS HER “HOME” FOR MORE THAN 20 YEARS. ARLENE ALSO WAS AN AVON REPRESENTATIVE FOR MANY YEARS AND EARNED RECOGNITION AND AWARDS AS A REPRESENTATIVE. ARLENE WAS ALSO ACTIVE AS A VOLUNTEER IN WOODBRIDGE TOWNSHIP AND WAS CO-CHAIRPERSON WITH HER HUSBAND, WILLIAM, FOR THE MAYOR’S COUNCIL OF PHYSICAL FITNESS AND SPORTS. TOGETHER, AND WITH THE HELP OF MANY OTHER VOLUNTEERS, SHE INITIATED THE CROSSROADS OF NEW JERSEY LABOR DAY RACES IN THE MID 1990’S THAT WAS CONTINUED IN WOODBRIDE FOR MANY YEARS. ARLENE WAS A PARISHONER OF LIGHT OF CHRIST CHURCH IN CLEARWATER, FL AND BELONGED TO THE AVENEL, NJ, VFW WOMAN’S AUXILLARY AND WAS A BUILDING REPORTER AND SECRETARY FOR THE “ON TOP OF THE WORLD” NEWSPAPER IN CLEARWATER, FL. SHE WAS ALWAYS INTERESTED IN CRAFTS AND MOST RECENTLY BELONGED TO THE “ON TOP OF THE WORLD” CERAMIC CLUB. A MEMORIAL MASS FOR ARLENE WILL BE HELD AT LIGHT OF CHRIST CATHOLIC CHURCH, 2176 MARILYN ST., CLEARWATER, FL 33765 ON JANUARY 16, 2018 AT 10:30AM AND ST. JAMES CATHOLIC CHURCH, 148 GRENVILLE ST., WOODBRIDGE, NJ 07095 ON JANUARY 20, 2018 AT 9:30AM IN LIEU OF FLOWERS DONATIONS CAN BE MADE IN ARLENE’S NAME TO: ST. JAMES CATHOLIC CHURCH IN WOODBRIDGE NJ PARISH OFFICE: 148 GRENVILLE ST, WOODBRIDGE NJ 07095 https://stjamesonline.org/online-giving or SUNCOAST HOSPICE https://suncoasthospice.org/donate/

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AnnMarie Harkins

January 23, 2018

Arlene i miss you so much. We were cousins but very close like sister, we did a lot things together, Our pajamas sleepovers. You were the rock in my life. You are the best you worried about everyone & very good to everybody. I miss the phone calls I go to pick up the phone, & I am waiting for you to answer. Some day we will be together in heaven. Heaven will never be the same with us there. Love you . You are always in my heart.

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Judith Boyle Bollinger

January 20, 2018

Losing my Aunt Arlene broke my heart. I loved her like another mother. My kids Nicholas Barrett and Marianna Bollinger thought of her as a second Grama. I look at the phone hoping it will ring and she will be on the other end. I know she is out of pain and at peace. She will always be in our hearts - https://youtu.be/2i43aAn2rq8>

Judith Boyle Bollinger

January 20, 2018

Judith Boyle Bollinger

January 20, 2018

Andrea Guttveg

December 26, 2017

Upon hearing of Arlenes passing, it is surreal to me as I write this that she is gone. I am going to sorely miss her. As my acupuncture patient for many years, we shared many our lifes situations that paralled each other, and knowing that each of us were not alone in our particular circumstances, was really comforting. I am really glad that even after I retired, that we did keep in touch, but unfortunately not so much recently. My most sincere condolescences to her husband Bill, her family and her lifelong friends. Again, I will miss her so very much.

Joe Marteski

December 23, 2017

I was so sorry to hear of her passing. Such a wonderful, caring person. She brightened everyone`s life.
Joe Marteski

December 22, 2017

Our family was very sad to hear of Arlene's passing.she was Avery big part of my and my children's lives in st James.always about us never about herself. We loved her dearly. Rest in peace, you deserve it. The gwiazdowki ammon family

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