In Loving Memory of Angela M. D'Arienzo
Angela M. D'ArienzoDunmore, 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.