Rosanna Arena, formerly of Farrell, passed peacefully at 10:50 a.m. Wednesday, Jan. 31, 2018, in Shenango Presbyterian Senior Center, New Wilmington. She was 87.
Mrs. Arena was born Aug. 28, 1930, in Novara, Italy, a daughter of Arturo and Carolina (Balzaretti) Ziccio. She immigrated to the United States in 1957.
Rosanna owned and operated the Villa Arena Restaurant, Farrell, with her late husband and children until their retirement in 1988.
She was a member of Our Lady of Fatima Church, Farrell.
Rosanna enjoyed watching old movies, cooking, spending time with family and visiting her homeland.
Her husband, Rocco Arena, whom she married Dec. 26, 1954, passed away Sept. 10, 2014.
She is survived by a son, Arthur J. (Michele) Arena, New Castle; a daughter, Judith A. (Thomas) Bauer, Chagrin Falls, Ohio; three grandchildren, Kevin (Monica) Lewis, Nicholas and Carolyn Bauer; and two great-grandchildren, Bradley and Autumn Lewis.
In addition to her parents and husband, Rosanna was preceded in death by her brother, Ennio, and two nephews, Daniele and Marco.
The family suggests memorial contributions be made to Our Lady of Fatima Church, 601 Roemer Blvd., Farrell, PA 16121.
Rosanna, 87, of New Wilmington, formerly of Farrell.
Calling hours: 5 to 8 p.m. Friday (2-2-18) in J. BRADLEY McGONIGLE FUNERAL HOME and CREMATORY Inc., 1090 E. State Street, Sharon. Online condolences may be sent to the family at www.McGonigleFuneralHomeandCrematory.com
Services: Funeral Mass of Christian burial at 10 a.m. Saturday (2-3-18) in Our Lady of Fatima Church, Farrell, with Rev. Matthew J. Ruyechan, pastor, as celebrant.
Interment: St. Anthony's Cemetery, Hermitage.
Published on February 1, 2018