October 11, 1918 – November 5, 2019
Maria C “Carminella” Arpino (nee Grilli) 101, passed away on Tuesday, November 5, 2019 in Livonia. She was born on October 11, 1918 in Cassino, Italy. She was married to the late Francesco Arpino on May 6th, 1937 and together they raised three children; Josephine Canestraro (late Mario) Antoinette Palise (Nicholas) & Filippo Arpino (Diane).
She was the loving grandmother of 10; Richard Canestraro (Mary), Frances Bayer (David), Rosanna Mancini (Claudio), MaryAnn Palise, Jacquelyn Victor (Brian), John Canestraro, the late Frank Arpino, Lisa Mancini, Julie Lavigne (Larry) and Michele Mancini (Mike).
Beloved Great-grandmother of 18; Christina Mancini, Anthony Canestraro, David Bayer, Robert Mancini, Mario Canestraro, Angela Bluer (Jonathan), Thomas Mancini, Matthew Bayer, Brian Victor, Jessica Mancini, Selina Canestraro, Larry Lavigne Jr., Brandon Victor, Mark Mancini, Ava Lavigne, Alyssa Mancini, Alexis Lavigne, Nicholas Lavigne.
Maria was an Italian Immigrant that built a beautiful home and life for her family here in America. Her hardworking nature has stood as an example to her family and all who knew her. She loved gardening, cooking and spending time with her family. She will be missed by many and was loved by all.
Visitation for Maria will be on Sunday, November 10, 2019 from 2:00pm to 8:00pm at Harry J Will Funeral Home, 37000 W. Six Mile Road, Livonia, Michigan 48152. A rosary will be held Sunday night, November 10, 2019 at 7:00pm. A funeral in state will occur Monday, November 11, 2019 at 9:30am at St Priscilla Catholic Church, 19120 Purlingbrook Rd, Livonia, Michigan 48152. A funeral mass will begin Monday, November 11, 2019 at 10:00am at church.
Contributions in Maria's memory may be made to St. Jude Children's Research Hospital.
Fond memories and expressions of sympathy may be shared in the online guestbook for the Arpino family.
- St. Jude
- Visitation Sunday, November 10, 2019
- Rosary Sunday, November 10, 2019
- Funeral In State Monday, November 11, 2019
- Funeral Mass Monday, November 11, 2019
November 6, 2019
I will miss seeing Maria when I go to work even though I'm thankful she is no longer in pain.
She was lucky to have such a wonderful and caring family.
I will miss all of you.
November 6, 2019
Your Mother is with her Lord. She was a special lady and Mother. How proud she must be for the love and caring her children bestowed upon her. It was a privilege to witness the love each of you had for your Mother as well as each other.