In Loving Memory of Angela M. D'Arienzo

Angela M. D'Arienzo

Angela M. D'Arienzo

Dunmore, PA September 8, 1931 ~ January 19, 2019 Date of Service: January 25, 2019

Angela Marie D’Arienzo, 87, Dunmore, passed away very peacefully surrounded by her family at the Dunmore Health Care Center on Saturday following an illness, which she handled with grace and dignity.  She was preceded in death by the love of her life, her husband, Anthony J. D’Arienzo, in May of 2003.  They were married for 48 years. 

Born on September 8, 1931, Angie was the daughter of the late Joseph J. and Marie Antoinette Verrenti Rinaldi of Dunmore.  She was educated in and graduated from the Dunmore School District.  She also took business classes to aid her in her job in the business office at The Globe Store. 

Angie was a vibrant, robust woman who loved her family, grandchildren, nieces, nephews and friends.  She was a devout Catholic, committed to the Blessed Virgin Mary, as witnessed by her collection of rosaries that she said daily, including, in her own way, during her illness. 

She loved to cook and care for her family.  Angie also shared her recipes and dishes with many people. Sadly, a lot of those Italian and general specialties are now with her in heaven, as the head chef.  She was a tremendous mom, grandmother, friend, seamstress, counselor, medic, sports enthusiast, mechanic and everything else in between.  She was also committed to feeding the poor at St. Francis Kitchen.

She was an active member of the former Bishop O’Hara High School’s Mothers Club and the Lackawanna County Federation of Democratic Women.    

The D’Arienzo Family would like to express its deepest gratitude to Dr. Salvatore A. Lawrence, Jr. for his outstanding care, concern, commitment and efforts on behalf of Angie.  He went above and beyond the “Call of Duty” and exhausted every option that he had and also had the best physicians assist him in caring for her. 

The family would also like to thank the physicians, nursing staff and technicians at Geisinger CMC for their assistance, along with the personnel from Allied Services and Personal Home Health Care & Hospice. 

The family appreciated the spiritual visits from Rev. Joseph Sica, Rev. David Cappelloni and the Rev. John Doris and the comfort they gave to her.    

Finally, the administration and staff of Dunmore Health Care Center were outstanding during this trying period.  They cared for her like one of their own parents.  Special thanks to her “posse” – Tracy, Corrine, Sam, Kelly, Katie, “Red,” Joe, Nick and Mike, plus others we may not have been aware of. 

Angie is survived by her sons, Joseph A. and his wife, Elizabeth; Bruce D. and his wife, Ann; and grandchildren, Mary Helen and Daniel, all of Dunmore.

She was preceded in death by her daughter, Jo-Ann, who passed away in 1963; and her brother, Alexander, Syracuse/Camillus, NY, who passed away in the summer of 2018. 

The funeral will be Friday from the Carlucci-Golden-DeSantis Funeral Home, Inc. 318 East Drinker Street in Dunmore with Mass of Christian Burial at 9:30AM in St. Anthony of Padua Church, Smith Street in Dunmore. Interment will follow in Mount Carmel Cemetery, O’Neill Highway in Dunmore.

Friends may call Thursday from 4PM-7:30PM at the funeral home.

Memorial contributions may be made in her name to St. Francis Kitchen, 500 Penn Avenue, Scranton.  

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Patricia Caputo
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Re: In Loving Memory of Angela M. D'Arienzo
Reply #17 on : Fri January 25, 2019, 09:40:19
Joe I want to wish you and Bruce our deepest sympathies.She was a wonderful lady. Jim & Pat Caputo
michael and darlene logan
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our condolences
Reply #16 on : Fri January 25, 2019, 04:09:18
joe so sorry to hear about your mothers passing.. ...she is in a better place .may she rest in peace...god bless you and your family...mike and darlene
Jack Walsh
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Re: In Loving Memory of Angela M. D'Arienzo
Reply #15 on : Thu January 24, 2019, 17:26:24
My condolences for the loss of your mother. May God bless her and your family.
Joe & Corinne Scagliotti
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Condolences
Reply #14 on : Thu January 24, 2019, 09:54:28
Very sorry to read about the passing of your Mom. Having never met her and knowing you, she raised a wonderful son and a great guy.

Joe & Corinne
Michele Coyer Johnston
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With Sympathy
Reply #13 on : Wed January 23, 2019, 14:16:52
Joe, Bruce and Family,
I am so sorry to hear of your beautiful mom's passing. She was one of the sweetest people I have ever met and always had a smile for everyone. She was a gem. Sending you Peace,
Michele Coyer Johnston
Susan Nicastro
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In memory of a Great Lady!
Reply #12 on : Wed January 23, 2019, 13:16:21
Joe, Bruce, Ann, Betsy, Mary Helen & Daniel,
Angie was a jewel. God gave her a long, wonderful life to the best daughter, wife, mother, grandmother and friend, to enjoy raising her sons and see them happily married and successful, to know and cherish her grands. As sad as her passing is, be comforted knowing Angie no longer declines and suffers, and has been joyously reunited with Tony, Jo-Ann, big Joe and Minnie. Sending you all sincere condolences on behalf of the Nicastro family; keeping you all in my thoughts & prayers at this sad time.
Hank Salvin
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Re: In Loving Memory of Angela M. D'Arienzo
Reply #11 on : Wed January 23, 2019, 12:56:14
Joe and family,sorry to hear about Mom,she was a wonderful mother.
Caprio Family
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Sorry for your great loss
Reply #10 on : Wed January 23, 2019, 11:23:49
Angie’s legacy is kindness with gentle strength, love and care. She left everyone comfortable and nurtured. She was the perfect friend. She made the world a better place.
Jerry Valonis & Family
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Re: In Loving Memory of Angela M. D'Arienzo
Reply #9 on : Wed January 23, 2019, 06:01:03
To the D’Arienzo Family:
Our thoughts and prayers are
with you at this time.
Ann & Jerry Valonis & Family
Jerry Tomko
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Bless You Aunt Angie
Reply #8 on : Tue January 22, 2019, 18:59:21
Joe, Bruce and families.
I am saddened with the passing of your mom - you guys both know she was one of my favorites! My whole family was touched by her welcoming nature when we came to town. We all were excited to see Aunt Angie as our first stop entering Dunmore. Many happy memories.

Bless you Aunt Angie RIP. Love you!

Jerry Peggy, Amy and Brian
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