ARVA Barbara S. Arva, age 81 of Stratford, widow of Edward R. Arva Sr., passed away on Monday, February 22, 2010 at Bridgeport Hospital. Born in Bridgeport, she was a secretary for General Electric prior to being a secretary for the Stratford Public School System. She was also a executive secretary for F.A.S.T. of Stratford and was the former owner of the Oronoque Deli. She was a long time and active member of the Stratford United Methodist Church and was a member of the Susanna Wesley Circle. Survivors include her beloved family, one son, Edward R. Arva Jr. and his wife, Kathleen of Stratford; one daughter, Susan Regensburger of Stratford; two grandchildren, Barbara Regensburger of Stratford and Edward R. Arva III of Honolulu; and several nieces and nephews. She was predeceased by her sisters, Edith Woolard, Nola W. Sellers and Dorothy Sellers. Friends are invited to attend funeral services on Friday, February 26, 2010 at 10 a.m. in the Stratford United Methodist Church, 2600 Main St. Stratford with the Rev. Fred O. Jackson, Pastor officiating. Burial will follow in Lakeview Cemetery. Friends may greet the family on Thursday, February 25, 2010 from 4 to 8 p.m. in the Dennis & D'Arcy Funeral Home, 2611 Main St. Stratford.
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Published in Connecticut Post from Feb. 24 to Feb. 25, 2010