Gilligan, Arlene (nee Russo) age 71 of Paterson at rest in Paterson on January 28, 2018. Beloved wife of the late William J. Gilligan (2012) Loving mother of Brian Gilligan and his wife Brenda, Christine Gilligan and John William Gilligan and his wife Dawn. Dear Grandmother of Brian Jr, Brandon and Brianna. Also survived by many nieces and nephews. Born in Passaic, she lived most of her life in Paterson. She was a Billing Specialist for Quest Diagnostics, Teterboro, for many years before retiring. Relatives and friends are invited to attend a Memorial Service at Festa Memorial Funeral Home, 111 Union Blvd, Totowa, on Thursday at 7:00 PM. Friends may visit Thursday 4:00 - 8:00 PM. Cremation was private at the request of the family. In lieu of flowers donations to St. Jude's Children's Hospital, 501 St. Jude Place, Memphis, TN 38105 would be appreciated. For more information, go to www.festamemorial.com.