Lena Arabia

Born: April 01, 1919

Died: June 06, 2012

Services: St. Thomas the Apostle RC Church Saturday, June 9,2012 9:30AM

Visitation: Bedell-Pizzo Funeral Home Thursday, June 7,2012 7-9PM & Friday, June 8,2012 2-4 & 7-9PM

STATEN ISLAND, N.Y. -- Longtime Brooklyn resident Lena Arabia, 93, of Rossville, died yesterday in Sea View Hospital Rehabilitation Center and Home, where she had been a patient for the past two months.

Born in Brooklyn Lena Galdorisi, she moved to Rossville in 2005.

A homemaker, she enjoyed cooking and spending time with her family. She especially enjoyed preparing large Sunday dinners, and her specialty was lasagna.

She was a parishioner of St. Joseph’s R.C. Church, Rossville.

Her husband of 46 years, Alfred, died in 1982.

Surviving are a son, Dominick; three grandchildren,Ronald Arabia,Dominick Arabia,Jr. & Leann Angelone and six great-grandchildren.

The funeral will be Saturday from the Bedell-Pizzo Funeral Home, Tottenville, with a mass at 9:30 a.m. in St. Joseph’s Church. Burial will be in Holmdel (N.J.) Cemetery.

Cemetery: Holmdel Cemetery (Map)

Location: Bedell-Pizzo Funeral Home (Map)

Church: St. Thomas The Apostle RC Church (Map)

Posted at: 7/15/2012 1:36:17 PM By:


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Hmmm since you want everyone to guess, I think your faitrvoe is funerals, since it's less obvious. No doubt you want to get across the message that it's a joyful occasion when the deceased is a believer. And we all know how much you personally are looking forward to heaven! However, as someone who never knows the right thing to say to comfort someone, I think I'd prefer doing weddings. Also, being around my Dad after funerals he's done, I think it took a toll on him having to comfort so many grieving family members. It's just not an easy thing in our society to celebrate death. I asked my Dad once if it was harder doing funerals for someone who hadn't professed Christ, and he said not really; it's more about comforting the ones they've left behind.