Brother Vito M. Aresto

Evergreen Park, Illinois

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I am very saddend to have learned of my dear cousin's death. While we have not kept in touch for many, many years, I have always had him in my mind and in my heart. Throughout my life I have been grateful to have such a selfless and gentle being as a member of my family and I know he has become family and friend to all of the people whose lives he has touched. I will keep his memory alive within me.

I am thankful to have met and befriended Bro Vito. His friendly spirit and positive outlook will live on in the thousands of lives he touched. We can all take comfort in the fact that Bro Vito is home, and watching over the entire Marist Community.

Freshman religion in the fall of 1970; I think Bro. Vito was as scared and as nervous as we were! Bro. Vito always had a smile and a sense of calmness about him....obviously that served him well in life! Condolences to Bro. Vito's family and to the entire Marist community! May God hold you in the palm of his hand!
B. Hopkinson, Class of 74

I first met Brother Vito when my daughter was a freshman at Marist and he was her guidance counselor throughout these past four years. My first impression of him was that of a kind, and caring individual, and everytime i would see him from that point on, he always had a smile on his face, and you could tell how much he genuinely loved being at Marist with the kids. I will remember Brother Vito as the only person that was able to get my daughter to open up about the tragedy in her life with...

When you arrived at Marist HS for the first time as a freshman, you were inevitably nervous, a little anxious, & not sure what to make of this place full of 2,000 young men (at the time) and how you would fit into it.

Many, many different people soon made you feel welcome, relieved some of that anxiety & made you feel at home. No one did that better than Brother Vito.

His genuine warmth was palpable every single time you encountered him, no matter the situation....

Vito is my cousin (2nd removed). His mother and my grandmother were sisters. I grew up with Vito, and his mother was my favorite and most beloved aunt in our family. I have wonderful memories of Vito. Even though he was 6 years older than I, as a child I connected with him. He was a wonderful story teller and could always make you laugh. I am grateful to have known Vito and will miss him.
Toni (Ceroala) Fornasier

I remember Br. Vito durung my days at Marist, as a quiet, kind and gentle man.
As an adult I learned that he may be kind and gentle, but he was also passionate about education. Which was illustrated through his development of the Marcellin program providing the opportunity for more kids to get a Marist education.
I feel fortunate my family's lives have been touched by Br Vito. My oldest son at Marist, my wife when he came to Barnabas to introduce the Marcellin program and my...

I am truly saddened by the death of Br. Vito. I knew Br. Vito when he first came to Marist as a young brother. He was a loyal client of mine in the travel business when I left Marist. I was always impressed by his gentleness and spirituality. My sympathy to his family and his Brothers. May he rest in peace

Vito, you fought the good fight, now rest in peace. You are loved by many. You will always be remembered by many. You will live on in the hearts of all who loved you. Vito, I will miss you. Pray for us.
Your brother in Christ,


Vito's Obituaries

Brother Vito M. Aresto, F.M.S., 62, beloved son of the late Angelo and Rose Valerio Aresto; loving brother of Natalie (Bob) Nicolai of Wantagh, NY; dear uncle of Michael (Kathy) and Bobby (Maureen) Nicolai; fond grand uncle of Luke, Carly, Erin, Matthew and Kristen Nicolai; beloved Brother to...

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