Apolei, Teresa, 90 of Haledon, passed away on May 17,
2017. She is survived by many loving
cousins, and friends.Teresa was born in Paterson and lived in the Passaic County
area her entire life. She was a secretary working for HUD in the County of
Passaic for many years, prior to that she was a Secretary to the Administrator,
Sister Jane Brady at St. Joseph’s Hospital in Paterson.
Ms. Apolei was an opera singer and would be considered an
“Opera Diva”. She was a graduate of the Julliard School of Performing Arts in
Manhattan and judged many operatic competitions. Teresa performed most notably with Richard
Tucker in Philadelphia and other notables in the opera world. Ms. Apolei sang in all of the major opera
houses in Europe, South America and the Far East. Visiting at the Aquino
Colonial Funeral Home – 470 Colfax Avenue, Clifton (973)956-1700 on Sunday from
2-6 PM. Funeral Mass on Monday at 10:15
AM at St. Bonaventure RC Church at 174 Ramsey St. Paterson, NJ. Please arrive at the church at 10 AM. Interment Holy Sepulchre Cemetery. In Lieu of
flowers donations can be made to St. Jude Children’s Hospital - 501 St Jude
Place, Memphis, TN 38105.