82, of West Greenwich and formerly of Warwick, passed away on Tuesday, January 11, 2022. She was the beloved wife of Stephen R. Pazienza for 63 years. Born in Providence, she was the daughter of the late Harry and Ida (Marchetti) Rapa.
Arlene worked in the jewelry industry for many years, becoming Vice President of Schick Manufacturing and EDLOU Industries. She was a past president of the Jewelers and Silversmiths Management Association in 1991-1992, as well as past president of Potowomut Ladies Golf Club in 1989, where she was a member for 20 years. She was also a member of the MJSA, the Metal Finding Association, and Providence Jewelry Club.
Besides her husband, she is survived by her loving children, Donna Miccolis and her husband Edward, Stephen R. Pazienza, Jr. and his wife Mitsuru, Dawn Alberigo and her husband Norman; cherished grandchildren Chandler, Tucker, Wyatt Alberigo, Bianca and Sophia Miccolis; dear siblings Barbara Gallo, Dennis H. Rapa, M.D. and his wife Joanne.
Relatives and friends are invited to attend her Mass of Christian Burial on Saturday, January 22nd at 11:00 a.m. in Our Lady of Mercy Church, East Greenwich. Entombment will follow in St. Ann Cemetery Mausoleum, Cranston. VISITING HOURS are Friday, January 21st from 4:00 – 8:00 p.m. in the Nardolillo Funeral Home & Crematory, 1278 Park Ave., Cranston.
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