LAWRENCE - Estelle (Rybicki) Arcioni, of Lawrence Township, entered into God's care Sunday, May 20, 2012, at St. Joseph's Skilled Nursing Center of Lawrenceville, with her loving family by her side. |
Born in Trenton, she was a lifelong area resident. Estelle devoted her life to being a homemaker, at which she excelled. She was a self-taught culinary expert, and was well known for both her dinner parties and simple family fare. She was selfless in making sure the needs of her husband, children and various pets were always taken care of before her own needs, which she did throughout her entire life. She managed the running of the house efficiently and took pride in making sure the house reflected her tastes in décor.
She loved going to the casinos in AC and going to Marco Island, Fla. Estelle was a humane supporter of all animals and wildlife, but most of all she was a devoted wife, mother and friend.
At various times in her life she worked outside the home, and proved to be adept at mastering a variety of skills for successful employment. Prior to her marriage, she worked for the New Jersey Department of Labor where she met her husband. During the mid 1960s she worked as the head cook at Alexander School in Hamilton where her lunches were renowned and loved by the faculty and students alike. Later, when her children were in high school, she returned to work at the New Jersey Department of Environmental Protection. She also worked as an assistant librarian at the Firestone Library at Princeton University and found that job to be particularly rewarding and interesting.
Daughter of the late Anthony and Agnes (Piechowski) Rybicki, and sister of the late Genevieve Dziwak, Charles Rybicki and Edward Rybicki; she is survived by her husband of 61 years, Lawrence Arcioni; her daughter, Paula Arcioni of Holland, Pa.; a son, Lawrence Arcioni of Lawrenceville; two sisters, Emilie Sulzberger of Philadelphia, Pa. and Virginia Kozlowski of Lawrenceville; and many nieces and nephews.
A Mass of Christian burial will be celebrated at 9:30 a.m. Friday (May 25) at St. Ann's Roman Catholic Church, 1253 Lawrence Road, Lawrenceville. Entombment will be in Our Lady Of Lourdes Cemetery Madonna Mausoleum, 400 Woolsey St., Hamilton. Calling hours will be from 5 to 8 p.m. Thursday at St. Ann's Church, 1253 Lawrence Road, Lawrenceville. There will be no calling hours at the funeral home.
In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the St. Ann's Faith Development Center, 1253 Lawrence Road, Lawrenceville, NJ 08648.
Arrangements are under the direction of Chambers D'Errico and Correnti Funeral Home.
Published in The Trentonian on May 24, 2012