Archie Arena

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  • "I did not know him but he raised solid kids. Sorry to hear..."
    - Mark Harvey
  • "My deepest sympathies to the Arena Family. May Archie Rest..."
    - Bunnie Lichenstein
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Archie Arena, 75, of Beaumont, died Tuesday, March 19, 2013. A native and lifelong resident of Beaumont, he was born on October 26, 1937, to Mary Penna Arena and Joseph Arena. Archie was a retired self-employed home builder and nursery owner. He was a longtime member of St. Jude Thaddeus Catholic Church and a member of the Italian American Society of Beaumont. Survivors include his loving wife, Violet Arena; sons, Tony Arena, Ricky Arena, and Robert Arena and his wife, Linda, all of Beaumont; daughter, Brandy Arena Hannah and her husband, Rob, of Austin; grandson, Brandon Arena; brothers, Joseph Joe Arena and Kelly Arena and his wife, Donna; and sister, Josey Sarafina. Archie is preceded in death by his parents; brothers, Tony, Vincent, and Sam Arena; and sister, Frances Madaffri. A Rosary for Mr. Arena will be recited at 6:00 p.m., with a gathering of his family and friends to follow, Thursday, March 21, 2013, at Broussard's, 1605 North Major Drive, Beaumont. A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at 10:00 a.m., Friday, March 22, 2013, at St. Jude Thaddeus Catholic Church, 6825 Gladys Avenue, Beaumont, with interment to follow at Forest Lawn Memorial Park, Beaumont. The family would like to extend their deepest gratitude to the staff of Texas Oncology, Harbor Hospice, and the nurses and doctors at Christus Hospital St. Elizabeth. Memorial contributions may be made to , 755 South 11th Street, Suite 212, Beaumont, Texas 77701; , P.O. Box 841125, Dallas, Texas 75284; or to M.D. Anderson, P.O. Box 4486, Houston, Texas 77210. Complete and updated information may be found at

Published in The Beaumont Enterprise on Mar. 21, 2013
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