Valley Cottage - Arlene Sorensen, 70, of Valley Cottage, passed away on Thursday, October 14, 2021. Loving mother of Evan Torrens and his wife Chloe of Bardonia. Cherished grandmother of Valentina, Dominic and Michael. Dearest sister of John Sorensen and the late Edward Sorensen and caring aunt to Troy.
Arlene was a educator for over 30 years, and was involved in organizing many charities on behalf of students and seniors. She was the Director at Rock the Point, an annual event that showcased local student musicians at The Turning Point. Arlene was also a Lead Teaching Artist for Explore the 60's at the Bethel Woods Center for the Arts. She began her teaching career at New Paltz High School and retired after many years at the South Orangetown Middle School. Arlene dedicated her life to helping her students realize their full potential, and was instrumental in connecting different generations through creative projects in the local community.
Arlene was above all a loving mother, grandmother, sister, aunt and friend and will be forever missed.
Visitation is Monday, Oct. 18, 2021 from 4-8 PM at Pizzi Funeral Home, 120 Paris Ave, Northvale, NJ (201-767-3050). A Funeral Mass will be celebrated Tuesday, Oct. 19, 2021 at 10 AM at St. Anthony's Church, Northvale with interment at Holy Rood Cemetery, Westbury, NY. A live-stream of the funeral mass can be viewed through the funeral home website.
Those who wish may make a donation to Arlene's favorite charity, The Global Medical Relief Fund, www.gmrfchildren.org
Published by The Journal News from Oct. 16 to Oct. 17, 2021.