Mr. Antonio "Tony" Arria

  • Born: September 21, 1938
  • Died: April 10, 2017
  • Location: Wakefield, Massachusetts

Barile Funeral Home

482 Main Street
Stoneham, MA 02180

Tel. 781.438.2280

Tribute & Message From The Family

Antonio Arria, 78, beloved husband of Grace (Pavone) Arria, passed away peacefully at home, on Monday, April 10th. Born in Messina, Italy, he is the son of the late Giuseppe and Maria (Giuliano) Arria.

Antonio grew up in Messina, Italy and came to the United States in 1957. He began his career as a baker at Mike's Pastry Shop in the North End of Boston, worked for 33 years at Brandano's Bakery in Revere and assisted his son Joseph in running the family bakery in Stoneham. Antonio has been a resident of Wakefield for 42 years. He enjoyed bowling with his friends on the bowling team at the Wakefield Bowladrome. He was an avid gardener, known for planting over 200 tomato plants, as well as many other fruits and vegetables. Antonio was a member of the Appian Club in Stoneham. He will be missed by his loving family and his many friends.

In addition to his wife Grace, with whom he shared 52 years of marriage, he is survived by his daughter: Rosemarie Lucey and her husband John of Topsfield; his son: Joseph Arria and his wife Tracey of Wakefield; four grandchildren: Connor and Julia Lucey and Anthony and Michael Arria; one brother: Carmelo Arria of Somerville; one sister: Frances Stanizzi of Watertown along with many nieces and nephews. He is predeceased by his siblings: John Arria and Grazia Parello.

Funeral from the Barile Family Funeral Home, 482 Main St. (RT 28), STONEHAM, Thursday, April 13th, 2017 at 9am followed by a Funeral Blessing Celebrating Antonio's Eternal Life in St. Joseph's Church, 173 Albion St. Wakefield at 10am. Family and friends are cordially invited to gather and share memories with the Family on Wednesday, April 12th from 4-8pm. Parking attendants and elevator available. Interment in Forest Glade Cemetery, Wakefield.

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Condolence & Memory Journal

I am very sorry to hear of your loss. May you find comfort and hope in God and in his promises.

Posted by N N    April 19, 2017

My condolences to your family. May you find comfort in your fond memories and the support of our Heavenly Father. For He is your "refuge and strength, a help that is readily found in times of distress."-Psalm 46:1

Posted by M Vance    April 15, 2017

"When there is a tomorrow; when we are not together, you must remember this:
You are Braver than you believe, Stronger than you seem, and Smarter than you think. Most important thing is, even if we are apart, I'll always be with you - Believe it!"

With love and gratitude to our wonderful friend.
Our prayers and thoughts are with you always,
Jacqui & Bob

Posted by Jacqui Leon - Wakefield, MA - Family Friend   April 14, 2017

May God be your strength in this time of sorrow Matthew 5:4 "Happy are those who mourn since they will be comforted."

Posted by ~Words of comfort    April 13, 2017

So very sorry for your loss.

Posted by Annette Clark - Watertown, MA - Friend   April 12, 2017

Grace, Joe & Rosemarie
My heartfelt sympathy goes out to all of you. Nino was a wonderful person and am so very sorry to hear about his passing. It was a pleasure to have shared many years working with him at the bakery. He will be greatly missed!!! Love , Vivian Milano

Posted by Vivian Milano - Middleton, MA - Friend   April 12, 2017

My deepest condolences to the family of Antonio. Loosing a loved one in death is very painful and difficult to deal with, our Heavenly Father knows this and has promise to soon end pain and death. May your family find comfort in Gods promise.

Posted by Kathy V - PA   April 11, 2017

Sentite condoglianze!

Posted by Claudia Urso - Milan - Family   April 11, 2017

Grace, Joe, Rosemary and family

Our hearts are broken for you all for the loss of your husband, dad and Papa.
He was a wonderful man and will be truly missed by his family and friends.

We were so lucky to have known him and had him as a friend all of these years.

Our deepest sympathy, love and prayers,

Tony and Joanne

Posted by Tony and Joanne Colarusso - Salem, NH - Friend   April 11, 2017

dear Grace, Rosemary,Joe and family my deepest condolence, God give courage and pease at this difficult time. Tony was avery good person he will be miss specialy Steven withouth Tony giving him advice on his garden May he rest in pease and have a reunion with Mario and Robert Love Floravxhzk

Posted by Flora marulli - stonehamAJT, MA - Friend   April 11, 2017

My heart goes out to your entire family, may God comfort you with his love and tender mercy in this difficult time. (2 Cor 1:2-4)

Posted by Michael Robayo - FL   April 11, 2017

Condolence and sympathy to my dear cousin Grazia and family for your loss. You had a wonderful husband and may Nino Rest In Peace, amen.

Posted by Alessio, Rose and Family Pavone - San Bruno, CA - Family   April 10, 2017