Athena M., 69, of Tenafly on January 25, 2014. She is survived by her beloved brother Arthur, her beloved sister-in-law Lia, her beloved nephew John and her beloved nieces Alexis and Christina. She was predeceased by her parents, John and Helen. She is also survived by numerous loving cousins and friends. Athena graduated from Tenafly High School, University of Charleston in West Virginia and New York University
. Professionally she taught in the Colonia Township School system and upon her retirement there, she endowed a college scholarship fund for needy students, which grants awards annually. After teaching, she operated the Treasures and Lace jewelry store in Bergenfield. Athena was active in various organizations of the Greek Orthodox Metropolitan Cathedral of St John the Theologian in Tenafly, including the Ladies and Gents Club. Visiting hours are Monday 2-4 and 7-9 PM at Barrett Funeral Home 148 Dean Drive, Tenafly. Funeral Service on Tuesday 10 AM at the Greek Orthodox Metropolitan Cathedral of St. John The Theologian in Tenafly. Interment at George Washington Memorial Park, Paramus. In Lieu of flowers donations may be made in Athena's memory to the Greek Orthodox Metropolitan Cathedral of St. John The Theologian, 353 E. Clinton Ave Tenafly, NJ 07670.