SOUTHINGTON - Nicholas S. Arena, 63, of Plantsville, passed away on Tuesday, April 22, 2014, at home. He was the husband of Lisa (Nevelos) Arena.
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He was born in New Britain on July 24, 1950, the son of Carmella (Rossetti) Arena and the late Nicholas F. Arena. He was a 1968 graduate of Southington High School. Prior to his retirement Nick was employed by the Town of Southington Parks and Recreation Department as a foreman. He was an avid Harley Davidson Motorcycle fan but, mostly he enjoyed being with his family.
In addition to his wife and mother, he is survived by his daughter, Lauren and husband, Guadalupe Xelhua and son, Derek Arena all of Southington and his granddaughter, Juliana. He also leaves two sisters, Joan and husband, Donald Tardif, of Plantsville and Nancy and husband, David St. Pierre, of Florida; a brother-in-law, Edward Tardif; and his father and mother-in-law, Guss and Margaret Nevelos. He was predeceased by a sister, Patricia Tardif.
A memorial Mass will be held on Friday, April 25, at 10:30 a.m. at St. Thomas Church, 99 Bristol St. Burial will be at the convenience of the family. Calling hours will be on Friday at the DellaVecchia Funeral Home, 211 N. Main St., from 9 to 10 a.m. In lieu of flowers donations may be made in his memory to Fr. McGivney Cancer Center, Radiation Oncology, 1450 Chapel St. New Haven, CT 06511. For online condolences and directions visit www.dellavecchiafh.com.
Della Vecchia Funeral Home
211 North Main Street Southington, CT 06489
Published in The Record-Journal on Apr. 24, 2014