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A memorial mass took place May 16 at St. Francis R.C. Church, Hoboken, for Mary T. Arezzo, of West Hills, Calif., formerly of Hoboken. She passed away in the presence of her sons at West Hills General Hospital. Mrs. Arezzo was born in 1916 in Patti, Messina, Sicily and came to Hoboken in 1930. Shortly after arriving in the United States, Mary became a seamstress and later worked in the Hoboken school system as a cook in the high school cafeteria. She was a member of The Santa Febronia Chapel Church located on Fifth Street in Hoboken, which houses the Madonna Tindari, the Patroness of Sicily, where Mrs. Arezzo established the Women’s Auxiliary. She was predeceased by her husband, Sal after 44 years of marriage in 1984, by her son, Frank who was a Safety Engineer in California, by her sister, Sara Munafo and her five brothers, Joseph, Basil, Anthony, Carmine and Natale. She loved cooking and simply raising her four sons which she declared her greatest legacy: Alfred, the construction official for the city of Hoboken, Bob, who accomplished his Masters Degree from UCLA and Anthony, an editor for the movie industry in Los Angeles. Also surviving is a brother, Orlando Princiotta. A great joy in Mary’s life was her daughter in law, Yvette Arezzo, who was more thought of as her daughter. Services arranged by the Failla Memorial Home, Hoboken.
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