FULTON, NY – Jean Marie Arena, 71, of Fulton, passed away unexpectedly at her home on Saturday, June 22, 2013.
She was born on May 5, 1942, in Port Byron, NY, to the late Thomas and Raffaela “Mary” Guidone.
Jean graduated from Port Byron High School and Powelson Business School.
She was predeceased in death by her loving husband of 26 years, Louis, in 1989.
Jean worked side by side with her devoted husband, Louie, at both Arena Farms in Fulton and later at Arena’s Eis House Restaurant in Mexico from the 1960s through the 1980s.
For more than two decades she meticulously tended her beloved gardens at the Eis House until her passing.
She loved to play golf and was very active with various social service initiatives, as well as providing compassion and understanding to those in need.
She will be greatly missed.
She is survived by her three loving sons, John D. of Newark, NJ, Robert T. of Boulder, Colo. and Paul A. of Mexico; her daughter-in-law, Sarah; two grandchildren, Louis Ross and Marteen Rose.
Jean also leaves behind three siblings, Anthony (Sandy) Guidone, Cathy (Tony) Tucci and Mary (Les) Deemer; her sister-in-law, Rae Arena; brother-in-law, Dr. Angelo Arena and many nieces, nephews and friends.
A Mass of Christian Burial to be celebrated at 9:30 a.m. Thursday at Holy Trinity Church, corner of Rochester and South Third streets in Fulton.
Calling hours will be held 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. Wednesday at Foster Funeral Home, 910 Fay St., Fulton.
In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in Jean’s name to Unity Acres, P.O. Box 153, Orwell, NY 13426 or Camp Good Days, 356 North Midler Ave., Syracuse, NY 13206.
Foster Funeral Home, Inc.