Arlene Bergen
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Arlene Bergen
  • April 13, 1943 - December 12, 2017
  • Clearwater, Florida

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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



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SUNCOAST HOSPICE



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