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Nicholas John Arena

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Nicholas John Arena

Newark - Nicholas John Arena, 65, formerly of Philadelphia, passed away due to complications from liver cancer January 7th, 2019, at Christiana Hospital, near his home in Newark. He was a 1971 graduate of Archbishop Ryan High School. Nicholas had a lifelong passion for music and all things automotive, both of which he loved discussing with friends and family. Upon retiring as a driver from Acme Markets, he enjoyed spending time with his wife, Patty, cooking, writing poetry, and riding his Harley Davidson.

Nicholas is survived by his beloved wife of 16 years, Patricia "Patty" (nee' King); sons: Nicholas, John and Francis "Frank" (Anna, nee' Tarantul); sisters: Marguerite (James) Meredith, Kathleen (Joseph) Young, and Marilyn (William) Storck; five grandchildren; first wife, Jean (nee' Tees); Patty's sons, Kevin Aiken and Patrick Aiken; and near a dozen nieces and nephews. His parents, Nicholas and Margaret "Peggy" preceded him.

Friends and loved ones are invited to a visitation to remember Nicholas on Tuesday, January 15th, from 10:00 - 11:00 am, with a service to follow, at Strano and Feeley Family Funeral Home, 635 Churchmans Road, Newark, DE 19702. In lieu of flowers, a donation may be made in Nicholas's memory to the at For directions or to send on online condolence visit

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Published in The News Journal on Jan. 13, 2019
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