Mary R Arena

October 27, 1931May 7, 2012

Mary R. Arena (nee Pasquale) 80, of Secaucus, NJ entered into rest on Monday May 7, 2012. Mary was born on October 27, 1931. She was born and raised in Brooklyn, New York spending summers in Lake Parsippany, NJ. Mary met her husband Joseph and moved to New Jersey. She was a resident of Secaucus since 1963. Mary was an active volunteer with Meadowlarks Drum & Bugle Corp and Deborah Heart Foundation. Mary was the controller of Premier Motor Lines for over 26 years. Surviving is her husband Joseph Arena, three children Joseph Arena Jr., and his wife Mary Ann, Lorraine Ramadan and her husband Ben, Ann Arena-Vollweiler and her husband Ken and her five grandchildren Alec Regensburg, Alexandra & Patrick Arena, Joseph & Cora Ramadan. Mary is also survived by her two sisters Adelaide Zingale and Dolores Lenander, her loving nieces & nephews Michelle Tognella, Linda Marra, Donna Segro, Joann Bernstein, Joseph Marra, Ann Bishop, Margaret Loveless, Phillip Arena and Ed & Amy Lenander. Visitation will be held Wednesday from 7 PM to 9 PM and Thursday from 2-4 PM & 7-9 PM at Mack Memorial Home, 1245 Paterson Plank Road, Secaucus. The family will gather at the funeral home with their relatives & friends on Friday at 9 AM for a 10 AM Funeral Mass at Immaculate Conception Church, Interment to follow at Holy Cross Cemetery. Donations in memory of Mary may be made to her favorite charity, Covenant House


  • Visitation Wednesday, May 9, 2012
  • Visitation Thursday, May 10, 2012
  • Visitation Thursday, May 10, 2012
  • Funeral Mass Friday, May 11, 2012
  • Interment Friday, May 11, 2012

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Ronnie Watson

May 11, 2012

Joe, I am so sorry to hear of
mary's passing . My sympathy to you and your family. Rest in peace Mary .Ronnie

Anthony & Barbara Finazzo

May 10, 2012

Well done good and faithful servant. Rest now in the arms of our Lord.

Bobby Just

May 10, 2012

The Just family - including our deceased parents, Tony and Jean Just - have always had the utmost respect and admiration for Mary and her husband, Joe. She was a kind, caring, beautiful person. May she rest in peace.

Angelo & Elizabeth Mongiello

May 9, 2012

Dear Joe,
Angelo and I feel very badly about Mary's passing. She was a beautiful lady and very sociable. I spoke with her several time when there was a gathering and my dear friend Gerry spoke so well of her. She was a queen in her own right. A perfect Lady. May the Blessed Mother Bless & Watch over you and your children. You can be sure Mary will be protecting you from above.

Peter Honig

May 9, 2012

Our thoughts are with the Arena family. I know her son Joseph well and she did a great job of raising an outstanding and accomplished gentleman. The apple never falls far from the tree.


May 9, 2012

I was very saddened to hear of the passing of such a beautiful, kind woman. I hope her family (especially Joe and Ann), find comfort in the wonderful memories they have of her. Also, please know that you were all an important part of such a well-lived life. R.I.P.Mary and may God bless your soul always! In thoughts & prayers, Natalie Busnelli-Aljallad & Sons <3

May 9, 2012

Our heartfelt sympathy to you and the family on the passing of your Mom. Our thought and prayers are with you all

Gail and Lynne (Little Ferry NJ)

Annmarie Becci

May 8, 2012

I have such fond memories of Mrs. Arena especially after joining The Meadowlarks. She will be greatly missed and I am lucky to have seen her at Ann's Wedding in NV after so many years away from New Jersey. My thoughts and prayers are with the entire family.

May 8, 2012

My sincere condolences on the passing of the family matriarch, Mary Arena. May she rest-in-peace. God bless her and the entire family.

Sincerely, Luis Davila (friend of Ken Vollweiler).

Joan Camp

May 8, 2012

Mary Arena is the mother of one of my oldest and dearest friends, Lorraine Ramadan. She was always so kind to me. She was a genuinely good person. She always seemed glad to see me and always had time to have a conversation. I admired her very much. I saw her last at my friends Sue & Vinny's wedding. She and her wonderful husband danced as much as anyone there. I will remember that day when I think of her. I am fortunate to have known her.