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Elizabeth Arienti


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Elizabeth Arienti Obituary
Elizabeth (Bess) Arienti

1918 - 2015 GREAT BARRINGTON Elizabeth F. Arienti (Bess), 96, a longtime resident of Great Barrington passed away Monday morning, October 5, 2015. Born December 20, 1918 in Hartford, CT she was the daughter of Frank and Mary (Gawel) Zagata. She attended local schools in Turner Falls, MA. She married her husband, the late Fermo Arienti on June 7, 1941 in Vermont. Together the couple made their home in Great Barrington. Mrs. Arienti retired in 1985 from Sheffield Plastics Manufacturing Co. where she had worked for 17 years in their production department. Bess was a communicant of St. Peter's Church in Great Barrington. She was a member of the Rosary Society and the Daughters of Isabella. She loved to read and do crossword puzzles. Bess was also a part of her neighborhood sewing club. She is survived by her son, William Arienti and his wife, Carolyn of Great Barrington, two grandsons, Tim Arienti and wife, Lori and Todd Arienti and wife, Jenny and two granddaughters, Susan Sosa and husband, Daniel and Diana Suarez and husband, Joseph. She also leaves her great-grandchildren, Taylor and William Arienti, Jordyn, Alex, Nick, Isabella and Nathaniel Sosa and her two half brothers, Louis and Joseph Parzych. She was predeceased by her husband, Fermo Arienti, her daughter, Madeleine Heileman (Midge) in 1977, her sister, Mary Walner, her brother, John Zagata, and her half sisters, Irene and Emmy. FUNERAL NOTICE: Liturgy of Christian Burial will be celebrated on Tuesday, October 13th at 10a.m. at St. Peter's Church in Great Barrington, MA, conducted by the Rev. William P. Murphy, pastor. Burial will follow at St. Peter's Cemetery in Great Barrington. The family will receive friends on Tuesday, October 13th from 9a.m. until the procession leaves for the church at 9:45a.m. at FINNERTY & STEVENS FUNERAL HOME in Great Barrington. Donations in memory of Elizabeth (Bess) Arienti may be made to Elder Services or Porch Light VNA through FINNERTY & STEVENS FUNERAL HOME, 426 Main St., Great Barrington, MA 01230. To send remembrances to her family or sign the guestbook please go to : www.finnertyandstevens.com
Published in The Berkshire Eagle on Oct. 11, 2015
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