- Arlene Zerega Kent of Scituate, Massachusetts died on January 6, 2005, at the age of 102 years. She was born in Brooklyn, New York. She attended Marymount College, Tarrytown, New York and received a two-year
degree in 1922. She then took journalism courses at New York University, and worked as a newspaper reporter for the Brooklyn Standard Union for a period.
Following that experience she returned to Fordham
University where she received her Bachelors Degree. She became a social worker and spent thirty years as a Confraternity of Christian Doctrine teacher in Spanish Harlem through a settlement house: Casita Maria, located there, which she helped establish.
For this work, in 1976, she received a special award and blessing at St. Patrick's Cathedral in New York from Terrence Cardinal Cook.
Mrs. Kent was the daughter of John P. Zerega and EthelHill of Brooklyn. John P. Zerega's father, AntoineZerega, founded the first pasta factory in Brooklyn,New York.
She was the widow of attorney William J. Kent, Jr. former president of the H.C. Bohack Company in Brooklyn and Long Island, New York.
Mrs. Kent is survived by two sons, John P. Z. Kent, of New York, and Judge William Kent, of Sayville, NewYork, a daughter, Ethel Kent Wheatley of Scituate, with whom she lived for the last six and half years,
five grandchildren, one step grandchild and a great grandchild.
Her funeral mass was celebrated at St. Anthony's Catholic Church in Cohasset.