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Fortune C. (Breglia), 92, of Saddle Brook, NJ passed away on Thursday, March 21, 2013. Born and raised in New York City, she resided in Fair Lawn since 1953. A faithful parishioner of St. Philip the Apostle R.C. Church in Saddle Brook, she was a member of the Rosary Society and the Ave Maria Players. An amazing cook who enjoyed catering, Fortune also enjoyed traveling and dancing.
Prior to retiring in 1981, she was employed as a teacher's aide with the Township of Teaneck Board of Education for nine years and previously was a secretary with the Township of Teaneck Chamber of Commerce.
Beloved wife of Thomas J. Pagano. Loving and devoted mother of Thomas F. Pagano and wife Jacki and Robert J. Pagano and wife Nancy. Cherished grandmother of Matthew, Justin, Lindsay and Lorenzo Pagano. Dear sister of the late Rudolph and Joyce Breglia and Rose Fragassi.
A funeral mass is planned for Tuesday, March 26, 2013, 10:30 AM at St. Philip the Apostle R.C. Church, 488 Saddle River Road, Saddle Brook, NJ. Interment will follow at George Washington Memorial Park in Paramus. The family will receive relatives and friends Monday 2-4 and 7-9 PM at Vander Plaat-Caggiano Funeral Home, 13-31 Saddle River Road, Fair Lawn, NJ, 201-797-3500.
In lieu of flowers, donations in memory of Fortune may be made to Tomorrow's Children Fund, C/O Hackensack University Medical Center, 30 Prospect Street, Hackensack, NJ 07601. For additional information, please visit
Published in The Record/Herald News on Mar. 24, 2013