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Margaret Arakawa

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Margaret Arakawa Obituary

Devoted mother, grandmother and great-grandmother, died on December 26, 2016, of natural causes at home, and surrounded by family in Arleta, Calif. She was 92.

Born and raised in Washington D.C. to Thomas and Madeline Restifo, Margaret was the youngest of four children. She graduated from St. Patrick's Academy, in 1943. Her two brothers, John and Joseph, and sister, Nancy, preceded her in death.

Margaret and Ray married in February 1958. They raised four sons: Tony, Stephen, Gregory and Michael. She quit working to focus on raising her children. She and Ray were married for 54 years until his passing in March 2012.

She is survived by Tony, Stephen and Lynn, Gregory, and Michael and Anjeanette. Her grandchildren are: Melissa, Caitlin, Wendy, Forrest, Berkeley, Kendall, Cole, Christopher, Kyra, Sienna and Imara.

Funeral Mass will be Saturday, January 7, 2016, 10:00 a.m., at St. Genevieve Catholic Church, with burial to follow at San Fernando Mission Cemetery. Utter McKinley S.F. Mission Mortuary (818) 361-4751
Published in Los Angeles Daily News on Jan. 1, 2017
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