Violette E. Béres


Violette E. Béres (née Roccki), 95, of Saddle Brook passed away peacefully on October 25, 2017 at her home of nearly 67 years.

Violette was born in Paris, France to the late Bruno and Eugenie Roccki, emigrating first to New York City, then to Garfield, NJ, finally settling in Saddle Brook.  Pre-deceased by her adored husband Albert J. “Bundy” Béres (1989), and her brother Victor Roccki (2010).  Devoted mother of Rev. Albert P. Béres (the late Arlene), Allan D. Béres (Nancy) and Lelette E. Magrini (Allen).  Beloved “Mimi” to Alaina Joy and Andrew J. Magrini and Alyssa D. Béres.  Dearest “Auntie Vi” to her nieces and nephews.

Violette was past-President of the Franklin Washington School PTA, former Cub Scout Den Mother, former member of American Legion Post 415, Girl Scouts of Bergen County and Little League Ladies Auxiliary of Saddle Brook.  Founding member of the Regular Democratic Organzation of Saddle Brook, and its first woman President.  Violette was also a Bergen County Democratic Committee member.  She was a Comptroller of BHS Embroidery, Guttenberg for many years after which she was Owner/President of Philette Embroideries, Fairview until her retirement.  Violette loved to paint in watercolors and showed her work at numerous art shows.

A special thank you for the compassionate and loving care given to Violette by her caregiver Etta and the entire staff of At Home with Van Dyk.  The family also thanks Valley Hospice for their help at this difficult time.

Friends may visit with the family at Vander Plaat-Caggiano Funeral Home, 13-31 Saddle River Road, Fair Lawn, NJ on Thursday, October 26th from 3-8 pm.  Funeral Liturgy will be held at St. Philip the Apostle R.C. Church, 488 Saddle River Road, Saddle Brook, NJ on Friday, October 27th, 9:30 am.  Interment to follow at St. Mary’s Cemetery, Westminster Ave., Saddle Brook, NJ.

Donations in Violette’s memory to the M.S. Center, Holy Name Medical Center Foundation, 718 Teaneck Road, Teaneck, NJ 07666, Attn: Lisa Futterman, would be appreciated.

Repose en paix chére maman.  Aucun mot ne peut exprimer combine nous t’aimons et combine tu vas nous manquer

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I miss you Auntie Vi! I love you! 💜💜💜

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