Mrs. Frances Wanderlich Arena
09/24/1925 - 04/15/2023
Frances Arena (nee Wanderlich), age 97, formerly of Tonawanda, NY, passed away peacefully on April 15, 2023. She was born on September 24, 1925, in Buffalo, NY.Frances is survived by her children Ken (Sue) of Dade City, FL, Mark of Angola, NY, Patricia (Daniel) of Bracey, VA, Paul (Nancy) of Bracey, VA, and Joseph (Cheryl) of Bradenton, FL, along with eight grandchildren, thirteen great-grandchildren, many nieces, nephews and extended family. She was preceded in death by her husband, Angelo J. Arena, and sisters, Florence, Cecelia, Dorothy, and Josephine. A Mass in her memory will be celebrated on the Feast of the Immaculate Conception, at St. Amelia Church in Tonawanda, NY on December 8, 2023 at 7:00 pm. Interment will take place at Arlington National Cemetery where she will be laid to rest beside her loving husband. In lieu of flowers, the family requests that donations be made to St. Luke's Mission of Mercy, P.O. Box 448, Buffalo, NY, 14215. Rest in peace, Frances. Online condolences may be made through our website, www.crowderhitecrews.com. Crowder-Hite-Crews Funeral Home and Crematory is serving the Arena family.