Concetta Arcaria, 77, loving wife of Salvatore Arcaria earned her angel wings on the evening of March 6th, 2012. Her final time was spent surrounded by family and friends that Concetta "Connie" had touched in many ways throughout her very memorable life. Connie's life would seem too short to many, but those who were touched by her understood that the quality of existence far exceeds the quantity of time in which one lives. Her loving smile, sense of humor and warm heart brought so much joy to our family and great friends. Throughout her difficult journey, she gave us all such courage and hope and reminded us of the preciousness of life. She loved family, especially her precious grand children, and always welcomed friends with open arms and her great big laugh. She could spend hours talking and enjoyed music, dancing, cooking, sewing and entertaining. Concetta is survived by her loving husband, Salvatore; son, Angelo and his wife Melissa, daughter, Claudia, and her husband Cory; grandchildren, Nicholas, Lexie, Alexander and Madelyn; predeceased brother and sister Sebastiano Forte and Josephine Papa; and remaining siblings brother Anthony Forte, sisters Lucia Amato and Ninna Fazzina; and many neices, nephews, cousins and friends.
Funeral services will be Saturday at 8 a.m. from the Giuliano-Sagarino Funeral Home at BROOKLAWN, 511 Brook Street, Rocky Hill, followed by a Mass of Christian Burial in St James Church, Rocky Hill at 9 a.m. Interment will follow at Rose Hill Cemetery. Friends are invited to the funeral home, Friday from 5-8 p.m. In lieu of flowers, gifts in her memory may be made to the Alzheimer's Foundation of Connecticut, 2075 Silas Deane Highway, Suite 100,Rocky Hill, 06067. To offer words of sympathy online, for directions or floral tributes, please visit www. Brooklawnfunerahome.com.