Mary Arlene Lobraico

February 9, 1923October 14, 2021

Mary Arlene Lobraico passed peacefully at Oak Valley Health hospital in Uxbridge on October 14, 2021, at the age of 98. Predeceased by her husband Gordon, sister Yvonne and brothers Earl, Lloyd, Bennett and Bruce. Loving mother to John, Susan (Bob) and Peter (Brenda). Proud grandmother to Katie, Jennifer (Mitch), Jeffrey (MacKenzie) and Sara (Jeff). Great grandmother to Harper. Will be missed by her sister Phyllis.

Born on a farm in Mount Albert, Ontario on February 9, 1923, she was very proud of her roots and never lost her love of country living. She was a teacher at heart and by profession but most of all was devoted to taking care of her family. We will miss her dearly.

A celebration of Arlene’s life will be held at Thompson Funeral home in Aurora (530 Industrial Pkwy S) on Saturday, October 23rd from 1:00pm to 4:00pm. Masks, physical distancing, and capacity limitations are mandatory.

Donations in Arlene’s memory may be made to Covenant House in Toronto.

Fond memories and expressions of sympathy may be shared at for the family.


  • Celebration Of Life

    Saturday, October 23, 2021


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Barb Tucker

October 23, 2021

Many fond memories with Arlene in Muskoka.
Our sincere condolences to Peter, Brenda , Susan , Bob , John and grandchildren!
She’ll be dearly missed.
Barb/Brad Tucker and family. ❤️

Linda and Scott Ford

October 23, 2021

Peter/Brenda and family. We’ve been reliving memories from just a few summers ago of your Mom ‘cutting a rug’ on the dance floor at Jeffery’s wedding. I was talking with my Dad who was remembering Arlene as one of his supply teachers who would always arrive as a positive, upbeat and pleasant presence in the class room! So sorry and deepest condolences for your loss.

Scott & Linda Ford

Linda White

October 21, 2021

Dear Susan and Bob

Our deepest condolences to you and your family on the loss of your Mother.
John and Linda White

Gordon Wilson

October 20, 2021

My condolences John at this time of loss to you & your family. May she R I.P.
Gordon Wilson
(friend from Humbercrest)

Deb Whiteman

October 19, 2021

Sue, so sorry for the loss of your mom. I was lucky to meet your parents and I saw right away where your beautiful and positive approach to life comes from.

You are truly blessed

Dean McIntosh

October 18, 2021

I have fond memories that go back to when we were kids and our family would travel to visit aunt Arlene uncle Gordon and our cousins John Susan and Peter. One of my favourite stories was told to us by our mom Phyllis about a time before we were all born when she and our dad Bob had gone to visit Arlene and Gordon. Apparently parking was restricted in the neighbourhood around the Lobraico Home. Aunt Arlene asked Bob where he had parked. When it was revealed that Bob had parked in a forbidden zone Arlene advised Bob to move his car. Bob smiled broadly and said “oh don’t worry the car is already parked“. Aunt Arlene returned the smile and insisted “well then you had better go and Un-park it!”

Garry McIntosh

October 16, 2021

My earliest memory was when I was 6 or 7. My mom asked me what kind of cake I wanted for my birthday because aunt Arlene was going to make it. My answer was; aunt Arlene is going to make it? Then it doesn't matter what kind because everything she makes tastes great!