OBITUARY

Mary "Pat" "Pat" Overberger Arcuri

March 12, 1925May 10, 2011

Mary Patricia Arcuri passed away on Tuesday, May 10, 2011 at Odyssey Hospice in Conroe after a courageous battle with melanoma. Her great faith sustained her during her illness and all the trials in her life. She was never without a Rosary and prayed daily for her family Pat was born on March 12, 1935 to Isadore and Rosella Overberger who preceded her in death. Pat was preceded in death by her husband, Dr. Raynold A. Arcuri, who died on February 22, 2011. Beloved children, Renny (Carolyn) of Earlton, NY, Suzanne (Brian) Larkin of The Woodlands, TX, John (Nancy) of Marion, MA, Ellen Arcuri Cicero (Joseph) of Bethel, CT, Paul Arcuri of South Pasadena, CA. She is also survived by her sister, Barbara Paino of Pearl River, NY and her nieces, Patricia Paino of Pearl River, NY and Barbara Keber of Glen Cove, NY. She was the adored grandmother of Andrew (Katrina) Larkin, Matthew Larkin, Ryan Cicero (Maria), Brenna Cicero, Mary-Cate Cicero, Meghan Cicero, Lauren Arcuri, John Paul Arcuri and Nikki Arcuri. She was also survived by three great grandchildren, Conner, Alexis and Brooke Larkin and one expected in October. Pat enjoyed her career of teaching elementary education in The Archdiocese of New York for 24 years. She was involved with The Girl Scouts of Westchester with both of her daughters. Pat and her husband, Ray, raised their five children in Pelham, NY where she was a parishioner of St. Catharine's until her retirement in 1996. She and her husband, Ray, built a home in Yarmouthport, MA where her children and grandchildren enjoyed many wonderful vacations. Pat worked at the Hallmark Store in Hyannis, MA until she and her husband relocated to The Woodlands, TX for milder winters. She was a member of St. Anthony of Padua Catholic Church and sang in the choir up until her illness kept her at home. She will be greatly missed by all those who had the chance to know her. Well done, Mom and Nana, good and faithful servant. Donations may be made in her memory to the Odyssey Hospice in Conroe, TX.

Services

  • Visitation Thursday, May 12, 2011
  • Rosary Thursday, May 12, 2011
  • Funeral Mass Friday, May 13, 2011
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Mary "Pat" "Pat" Overberger Arcuri

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Rose Pinto Malara

July 1, 2011

July 1 2011

I am a former student of Mrs. Arcuri. She was my 5th grade teacher at Immaculate Conception School. (Class of '74) Mrs. Arcuri was one of my most favorite teachers. Reflecting back, it was her calm approach to each of our daily duties. She was very practical and did not make a big deal over our most traumatic issues.

I will share one very memorable story of mine: I am the eighth of 10 children. Needless to say, with a stay-st-home Mom and 10 mouths to feed, money was very tight. One of my Mother's money saving tips was to cut our hair herself. Now while my mother was very artistic and creative, hairdressing wasn't her forte'. I entered the classroom one morning with dread as mother cut my hair that day before school with, what turned out to be pinking shears. Mrs. Arcuri quietly noting my embarassment, allowed me to keep my hair under a brown knit cap all day, without making a big fuss over it. I was so relieved and never forgot that moment of understanding my entire life.

We recently had a reunion of the class of '74, as we all turned the big Five- OH! It was with warmth and love we spoke about the profound impact Mrs. Arcuri had of each and every one of us.

Rest in peace, Mrs. Arcuri. Your leadership and love lives on, not only in your beautiful family, but in the special way only a teacher can impact the world, one child at a time.

Tammy Morrow

June 22, 2011

I am an old neighbor of Pat and Dr.Ray on Prairie Oak. I recently saw their house for sale and just discovered what happened. Pat and I shared many stories working in education and I will never forget the little special gifts she gave my children on their birthdays. Dr.Ray would spend time with my son planting beans in his backyard.
Pat and Ray will be forever in my thoughts and prayers. I always think about Pat's enduring Faith and love for God. She is a Saint!

richard mccusker

May 17, 2011

may mary pat be at peace, she is now a loving soul in GOD's heaven.

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