Marie Phyllis Kressen


Marie Kressen, 92, of River Vale formerly of Saddle Brook, NJ passed gently into God’s care on May 12, 2017. 

Marie was born in Hoboken NJ to Alfred and Lillian Falco. She married her husband William and together they raised five children. Marie was the center of her family, adored by anyone who knew her and she truly led our family by example. She carried her generous spirit and unselfish attitude throughout her lifetime and never wavered in her compassion and warmth toward her family and friends. She was the “go to” person for good advice and never judged anyone who sought her counsel. Although Marie accomplished many things in her lifetime, too numerous to list, her most cherished role was that of mother and grandmother. She will forever be defined by her unconditional love, her gentle guidance and her ability to teach and impart a lifetime of knowledge and wisdom in an unassuming manner. Heaven has gained a beautiful gentle soul and we look forward to the time when our family will once again be whole.

Marie was predeceased by her husband William, her parents Alfred and Lillian Falco, her cherished brothers Pete Falco and wife Dorothy, Frank Falco and wife Lorraine and her sister in law Alice Falco. She is survived by her brother Alfred Falco, children William Jr, Robert, Susan and husband Phil Leicht, Janice, and Jeff and wife Joanna. She is also survived by her two cherished grandchildren, Alexandra and Michael Leicht.

Family and friends are welcome to help us celebrate her life. Visiting will be Monday, May 15th from 2-4pm and 7-9pm at the Vander Plaat-Caggiano Funeral Home, 13-31 Saddle River Road, Fair Lawn, NJ 07410. A Funeral Mass will be held on Tuesday, May 16th, 10:30 am at St. Philip the Apostle Church, 488 Saddle River Road, Saddle Brook, NJ. Entombment will follow at Holy Cross Cemetery, North Arlington, NJ.  

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