Arlene DiFedele

May 17, 2022


Arlene DiFedele (nee Ciaglia), age 70 of Toms River, died on Tuesday, May 17, 2022 at home. Arlene was born and raised in Long Branch and was a graduate of Long Branch High School and the Monmouth County Vocational School of Cosmetology. She had moved to Howell in 1988 and in 2019 she settled in Toms River with her husband of nearly 35 years, Tullio James DiFedele.

Arlene was a manicurist for over 50 years and was adored by her many clients and co-workers at Milagro Spa at the Atlantic Club in Red Bank. She was an animal lover but especially loved cats and enjoyed eating and trying new foods. Above all Arlene loved her family and friends and would do anything for those she loved.

She was predeceased by her parents, John A. Ciaglia in 2004 and her mother Rosemarie Ciaglia in 2011 and her niece Stephanie Silverman also in 2011. Surviving are her husband Tullio James DiFedele; her step-daughter, Guenevere Shields and her husband Jonathan of Cold Springs, NY; her grandchildren, Audrey and Tucker; her sister Jeanne Ciaglia of Keansburg; brother, John C. Ciaglia of Long Branch; brother-in-law, Richard DiFedele and his wife Marie of Sarasota, Fla.; sister-in-law, Marcella DiFedele of Colts Neck; her special niece and her husband, Gina and Ryan Quilty of Keansburg; many other nieces, nephews, godchildren and good friends and her beloved cats, Lily, Cali and Daisy.

A memorial service will be planned for a future date. Donations in her memory may be made to S.A.V.E. Rescue Center, P.O. Box 503, Island Heights, NJ 08732 ( The family invites you to leave a letter of condolence by selecting the Tribute/Guestbook link above. 

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