Joseph Anthony Arena Sr.

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  • "Debbie, sorry to hear of your dad's passing. I am sending..."
    - Wilburean Benard
  • "He always wanted to dance with my nurses. Debbie, be..."
    - Eddie Collins
  • "Dear Arena Family, may God Bless your Dad and all of you,..."
    - Mickey Phelan
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    - Theresa Harrington
  • "Heart felt prayers and love to the family,may God bless you..."
    - Jane Simpson
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1922 -2015 Joseph Anthony Arena, Sr., 93, of Beaumont, passed peacefully to his heavenly reward on Saturday, November 7, 2015. He was born on August 6, 1922, to Joseph and Mary Penna Arena, in Beaumont. Cowboy Joe was a master carpenter, contractor, grocery store owner and farmer. In his younger days, he rodeoed. His smile was contagious and he shared his love with all who crossed his path. Survivors include his children, Debbie Wiggins and her husband, Butch, of Lumberton, Texas; Joe Arena and his wife, Sherry, of Brookeland, Texas; Chuck Arena and his wife, Sherri, of Edom, Texas; Rosie Arena DeLano and her husband, Mike, of Beaumont; and Lisa Arena and her partner, Beth Rader, of San Francisco, California; grandchildren, Joey Arena and his wife, Nicole and Tiffany and Tara Arena, all of Beaumont; Rachel Jones and her husband Doug, of Dallas; Hannah Richey and her husband, Brandon, of Lumberton, Texas; Lindsey Arena and her fiance, Jordon Raymond, of New York; Nichole Arena, of Austin; and Claire Robertson, of Beaumont; five great-grandchildren; sister, Josie Serafino; brother and sister-in-law, Kelly and Donna Arena; sister-in-law, Violet Arena; and many nieces and nephews who loved their Uncle Joe. Joe is preceded by his wife, Rosalie Brocato Arena; his parents; and brothers, Tony, Vincent, Sam, and Archie Arena, all of Beaumont; and sister, Francis Madaffari, of Harlingen. The family would like to extend special thanks to his caregiver, Cyndi Johnson, and his hospice nurse, Brenda Honeycutt. A gathering of Joe Arena's family and friends will be from 6:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m., with his Rosary recited at 6:30 p.m., Monday, November 9, 2015, at Broussard's, 1605 North Major Drive, Beaumont. A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at 11:00 a.m., Tuesday, November 10, 2015, at St. Jude Thaddeus Catholic Church, 6825 Gladys Avenue, Beaumont, with his interment to follow at Magnolia Cemetery, Beaumont. In lieu of flowers, the family requests memorial charitable contributions be made to Southeast Texas Hospice, 912 West Cherry Avenue, Orange, Texas 77630. Complete and updated information may be found at:

Funeral Home
Broussard's Mortuary
1605 N Major Dr
Beaumont, TX 77713
(409) 866-3838
Published in The Beaumont Enterprise on Nov. 9, 2015
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